Traditional, orthodox and old ways.
What is wrong with the old ways, except the vicious reaction they invite. Look at what they gave us and what today's modernism and liberal thought has done to the once glorious, victorious and triumphant Church called Catholic since the turn of the first century. Called so to distinguish it from the opinionated heresies of that time. That gnosticism that denied Christ because He was not like that. He is unacceptable today unless in our opinions He suits what we as individuals think is socially acceptable. Just like today's thoughts in the Church, led by many priests who not want to be like Him, as this sort of behavior is no longer acceptable. How awful we have become and we show no shame and border upon violent when we meet any truth that is not ours when faced with His truths. Let me tell you of the Priests I grew up with.In the old Church, we used the Sacraments especially the Sacrament of Confession and we were warned verbally by our teachers not to go to Holy Communion without it. I can say without contradiction, in the Catholic Church we can go and receive every communion possible but it is very likely and extremely likely we will never reach heaven. Yet after every confession, honest and good, made with penance and fasting we will achieve the will of God for us and enter the pearly gates. Do we see this practice of bi-weekly confession continue. No we do not. It is rarely believed or trusted in by priests. I hope they do not know it or bitter are the dregs thereof, of which they will drink. Can I write this I honestly think so, because it is noticeable by the absence of homilies on the sacrilege and blasphemies allowed to continue at every mass today. Do not say I cannot judge. I do not have to and a little honesty on Catholic Hearts will know this is a truth. Priests, I'm sorry, cannot possible believe that the huge numbers that receive each week, if it is the Body and Blood received validly in communion, compare favorably with the numbers of confessions they have heard in the previous week. Let alone in the previous weeks. What was taught to us as the standard of receiving was, "Confession every two weeks". It was not scandalous for anyone to sit and not communicate in the prevatican 2 church, not as I nearly wrote the prevarican church. We accepted quite readily and I cannot remember any gossip about who did not go. In fact the Parish priest would call upon those who rarely went to receive at their homes to seek to help the sinners amongst us. It was no great deal, sin happens and priests in those days were openly eager to help. Yes Folks, priests regularly dropped in to our house for a cup of tea and there was no embarrassment on either side. This was before the four years that changed illicitly 2000 years of revelation. I believe Divine Revelation grew that way. Can we say the same of today's priests. I would bet there is not one Bishop that requires a report on those visits today. The only report today would be on, "Why have the mass collections dropped off?" Prove me wrong and I will apologize. Priest used to write to me to correct me. They stopped when I asked this question. "when you are giving your homilies looking out from your bully pulpit on the Ambo.Do you see couples you have married three years or more before with little or no children. Do you see a severe shortage of young kids in your congregation and do you remember when you last gave a homily on Humanae Vitae?' Correct me Fathers when you have.Shall I tell you of the times of when we were faithful as a Church.When priests were strong men, convinced in their faith and taught it without prevarication. Taught it and made every effort to see we practiced the Faith, making every effort to lead us to Heaven? Why should I not, but the million dollar question is whether you will listen. God I can assure you does not like deaf ears. Only deaf ears are the dead and you should consider the meaning behind that phrase God can raise His Voice enough to be heard and be heard He will.
Labels: catechism, confession, Holy Communiuon, Humanae Vitae