Sacerdotal Hubris, Pastor Abuse and the Cult of Priestly adoration
How many do as we should, that is meditate through prayer and watch as we are warned in scriptures. For those who do have a clue about what I am writing, think Sentinel and find the job description in the Prophets.
The Sacerdotal hubris became very apparent after vatican 2, bishops were determined to be the alpha male in their dioceses in all things material secular and spiritual. It is obvious today that men do not have a lot of influence or cannot make or give advice to priests. Yet it is as the priest who wrote one time in the Christian Order magazine, once women approach a bishop and his priests they, the priesthood that is, run around like black beetles in a panic to give them all they ask for. Have you seen this at any time in your parish or diocese?
Let me give you an example. Three or four priests ago, the local parish had a liturgical meeting. The priest asked for the choirs at the three masses to be present. This priest had at most times a suspect agenda. I could give you an example of his duplicity also. The question was asked if after the daily morning mass was finished if people would not stand up and talk loudly while others stayed to pray. Asked very politely I write.
A woman of whom it could be considered not very knowledgeable about church habits immediately jumped up and declared, "I do not come often to the morning mass but when I do, I come to be sociable and talk to my friends, after all this is the House of man". Another woman very close and influential with the priest jumped up and said, "I agree". Being a mouth and seeing no one else amongst us was objecting. I mean, the pious frauds present were saying nothing so I spoke out, stood up and said, "I have heard you say so many stupid things, since I have been in this parish, this ranks up there with the most stupid". Now some of you will agree with the priest's statement that followed because of the cultic adoration wrongly given to parish priests and say how awful I am. He said, "They are right and I agree and if you cannot behave properly I shall ask you to leave".
Examine all that I have written, Is there any hubris present in the priests words. Did his language mean what I say goes? Was there abuse of his pastoral position? If you think there was no cultic adoration then let me tell you of a further conversation with another woman present at the discussion, both there and at the local monastery the following Sunday. This woman told me right after wards, "The priest is right." The following Sunday at mass at the Monastery the priest gave a homily upon the Church as the House of God. I was sat right behind this woman and again after wards I asked, "Did you hear the homily'. "I did not really listen". she replied.
Let me give you another example of Pastor Abuse. Rarely have I seen anyone teach the Catechism in the Church who is over 60 or one who is truly knowledgeable, who practices the orthodoxy, the traditions or the teachings of the Church. The liberals who have opinions and private revelations of their own always are welcomed by the majority of priests. I have heard the Tridentine Mass called the retro mass, the hymns traditionally catholic dismissed as no longer valid. How often has anyone heard or sung lately... hymns such as Faith of Our Fathers or, O Lord I am not Worthy? At different RCIA courses, I have heard women dismiss the Papacy, declare for woman priests, advise birth control during the RCIA, even a statement the teacher a woman would make a better Pope than the present Pope, JP2. The parish priest was dismissive of the warning of their abuse of Church Dogma and Doctrine. When he, the local priest was made aware of the teachings, his answer was, "You do not know what you are talking about. The lady in question would not say that". One time he dismissed the complainant as not knowing the teachings of the Church. How abusive is that?
Cultic Adoration of the priesthood is sometimes just a tool for the liberal contingent to avoid loosing control and power. After all if the priest is always right and how can you say he is wrong, if he has given me his blessing to teach. How can you or anyone question him? Sacerdotal Hubris right there.
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