I wonder why?
I have had some very frivolous letters on the last two posts, ah me! So I will make these points and ask those who wrote me especially priests to review in their minds what they are teaching is it Faith in its meanings demonstrated by Christ Crucified?
There are four ways that the Mass forgives all sins. Statement one by a priest, "When I say this is the Blood of the New and Everlasting Covenant, the forgiveness of sins", it is at that point all the congregation's sins are forgiven. What do you think of that heresy? A parishioner, "When we say O Lord I am not worthy to receive You, our sins are forgiven". Heresy number two. A second parishioner, "When we say the I confess our sins are forgiven", A third piece of rubbish. A priest is boastful about the fact he allots a time space before the Confiteor for an act of contrition. Rubbish heaped upon rubbish. He has changed the liturgy and should be censored. Fat chance, it seems even the priests are lowering the currency of our faith and making no effort to plead for their sheep to use the Confessional. I wonder how these unfortunates will answer when judged by Christ who gave them their vocation.
The mass does not forgive sins and neither does an act of contrition unless it is perfect and as I said before read in the Sacrament of Penance, described in the documents of the Council of Trent, what the Church wrote down about the ability we have to say a perfect act of Contrition. I remind you that opinions and personal revelations arising out of Vatican 2 should not be believed. Three Popes have told us so. The opening and closing homilies of Vatican spelt it out. The council was pastoral and very weak on that point too, and could not change any doctrine or dogma. This cannot be denied so many inquiries show we lose as many as enter the Church and most of the new entrants are deceived by RCIA teachings.
Why did I bring these points out. In a discussion with a good and honest priest I exclaimed I believed that when we earn Plenary Indulgences we can hand them on to any of our brothers and sisters in Christ living or dead. Consider what a great act of Charity this is. A proper charity that is unrestricted in its practice. The priest told me the Church holds that we can only do it for those in Purgatory. "Holds" is the word that is an opinion not a fact. I will not circumscribe God with my opinions I rely upon prayer from the scriptures to know what is right and seen as Charity. Purgatory is part of this temporal world and we can pray or offer anything that is efficacious for our relatives spiritual and temporal salvation. To love unrestrictedly, is to forgive even before it happens. It means we forgive people for what they are and ask for God's healing for their broken wounded souls. We dare not deny this responsibility.
Whether these brothers and sisters of ours in the Catholic Church are risen by the Sacrament of Penance but not yet fully paid their debt to God, fallen because they have not asked God in the Confessional for forgiveness, lost because they have turned their back on the Church or forgotten in Purgatory, we are duty bound to do everything we are capable of, for their salvation or to gain for them, their place in Heaven ,as soon as possible. If we do not, so shall we be asked by Jesus the Judge one question, "Why not?" So please do not restrict my or your acts of great Charity thus encumbering God with your opinions.
Back to the top; what drivel is taught in the Church today. What dreadful opinions are held to be the Law. Is it any wonder that even though we offer masses, the greatest of prayers, the reminder of the ultimate charity, very few get healed spiritually or changed? Masses at Lourdes are minute by minute literally and how many supernatural happenings do we see occurring there today. Why is this so? I truly wish every who goes there would be cured. I would rejoice in such faith and yet I truly believe every Catholic Parish should be a Lourdes or a St Josephs Oratory in Montreal. Obviously we do not have faith and the Healing of the Eucharist does not take place as it should, because the majority of the faithful have it wrong. It not the Body and Blood. Healings and petitions are not heard when the very basis of the Church, that rock upon which the Eucharist, as the psalmist said, is placed to be above all things is rapidly turning to sand and the rain washes it away. Am I wrong well consider the second paragraph above
Labels: Bishop Priest Confession Fatherhood Eucharist, forgiveness of sins, Purgatory