Ecumenism=false evangelisn=Hersey of indifferentism
I can know inside my head of my cantankerous behavior and horrible assertiveness. I do sort of apologize for my outlooks but I would like you to know this for me the Church has always been very important, in fact all important. That and the need for a devotion to Mary our Mother. Also as I have written before I hold no one responsible for what they feel about me or for that matter what they say. I just wish from time to time they ask God about me . I hold utmost in my mind as far as I can parts of the letter of St James and Christ's unbelievable offer of whatsoever you ask in My name shall be given you. Apply St James to your prayers and thoughts for it is a good thing if we trust in his words.
"If any of you lack wisdom" (FOR SURE I DO) "let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind . For that person must not suppose that a double minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord"
If you have no clue what double minded means then read the Navarre Bible Commentary on Catholic Letters.
These are my comments on events shaping up in the Church. We should be like Cardinal Herbert Vaughan who should have received his beatification long before Newman, Vaughan built up the Church in the UK far more that Newman ever would and that from the first Corinthians is by far the highest of gifts as Paul wrote of them in descending order. So like Cardinal Vaughan I believe that it was for the Catholic Church of England and Wales to deal with the falseness of the Anglican Priesthood. I know the present generation of Anglicans very well as I grew up amongst them and understand their desires which are still not compatible with catholic way of life. They will eventually reunite against us as they always have. I hope the Pope in His Wisdom gives or puts a time limit on these deliberations and not leave it as a glaring loophole, a sliver through which the status of women priests will slip.
All religions are the same is INDIFFERENTISM is was and always shall be. I was brought up in Bristol, England the home of Wesleyism, Baptists and Anglican High Churchers and low Churchers and their Presbyterian boys brigade marches on Sunday mornings always with Sally Ann bringing up the rear. When I read the High Churchers can accept the Catholic Catechism of Vatican 2. I shudder. I know these folk in all their clothes, we had them up and down our street. For ever they criticized our priesthood and often called Mary by scurrilous names. They liked us as their neighbours but there was no way they would embrace our religion. Has any thing changed, not from the view of my relatives in the UK. Cardinal Herbert Vaughan of blessed memory knew them. He made his views known after a long and deep investigation by priests and historians. He made the results obvious when he had Pope Leo write the Papal Bull on the relevance of the anglican priesthood and yes despite the infernal interference of the french Abbe who sought credit for converting the English Church.
It is naive to think they have changed. Look at the hissy fit of Prince Phillip when he found Diana Princess of Wales had received the Last Rights from a French Catholic Priest as she lay dying. The English peer said to the Abbe they would all join the Church in a heartbeat. It never happened with the outcry that followed gave some hint to their real feelings. All they wanted was to have their priesthood recognized. Let me tell what is going to happen and this is a surety. Once they have a priesthood that is sacrificial and they have three bishops in different areas they will ordain all their priests and this will include women. remember as I said before they did not want a catholic priesthood they wanted their own. This has never changed. Look at recent synods with cardinals present and what the outcome was. As Cardinal Vaughan said and it was a good thing, "Enter the Church and accept Her authority." He did not mean anything other than drop protestantism and become fully Catholic. If they want to be catholic then let them convert. They want it both ways. Anything else we do will be sinful and naive. Tell me, the anglicans can accept the New Catechism and I start to look for errors in it. They could not accept the old penny catechism as it destroyed their arguments time and time again. I know because we used it in debates and never to my memory lost a discussion.
They certainly would not accept Fr John Hardon's Marian Catechism. The Name alone would scare the heck out of them. Try it, you will see. By Catholic Teaching they should stand at the altar and abjure their old religion of Heresy. Can they truly accept and will they all publicly deny the demands of women for the priesthood, unequivocally and for all of time? When the Pope is in the UK this year will any of them kiss his Ring in the public arena? If I was a known heretic and came back to the Church I would have to stand at the altar and renounce the devil and all his works and pomp in public and before witnesses. Will these heretics do the same?
Ecumenism was the pits when it was discovered as a sop to the other Churches. We can only have ecumenism with the Byzantine Orthodox and other Catholics who can trace their traditional Priesthood back to the Apostles. The Russians will say so publicly and soon.
It is false Evangelisation we are seeing and unless the Pope has something we have not yet been told I urge caution before having a victory parade around the Vatican and dancing in the Streets of Rome. We are heading even further into the time of indifferent-ism with many churches under one banner and no unity of purpose and direction, no unity of worship and no unity of dogma and no elder brother to lead us. It suits many of our prelates to have another group under their wing to put even more of our family's authority aside. It was only a few years ago when the protestant unity both Anglican and Lutheran passed a resolution that said "Recognize our priesthood and we will recognize the Pope." No defining moment of what they recognized and never will their be.
Labels: Anglican priesthood, Cross, Crucified, ecumenism, Hersy