Attacks on blogs and a defense
A great separation is slowly but surely dividing the Church. It is one growing between the Hierarchy and the faithful who want to be faithful to the Magisterium, and blog accordingly. A majority of the hierarchy since the start of Vatican 2 have no intention to be faithful to the Church's teachings and it would be a far stretch of the imagination to say they are. These obstreperous fellows cannot even be faithful to the opening homily of the Council (found elsewhere on this blog) which states and has been repeatedly stated by the Popes since. I mean the statement that Vatican 2 was pastoral and in no way to change the doctrines and dogma of the Church. In fact by various underhanded means these seemingly counterfeit shepherds encouraged and supported so many of the religious and laity to deliberately go against all that was holy and held dear in the Church's life. Even today they lack the fortitude to correct these errors and one can only believe they agree wholeheartedly with the false doctrines and habits that are changing the Church foundations to sand. What is happening on these blogs is as we now see by Christ's explanations, by His words all dark deeds will be illuminated by the Light. One example is how the North American Bishops, without I add any oversight, blindly hired and then financially supported exponents of birth control teachings and abortions in mission countries as a sacrifice for their beliefs. If one of the foreign bishops outside their synod interfered as they did imagine the shrill screams of stuck brutes rattling around the world. A dozen of so excommunications from among their episcopal ranks might be the only exercise to convince them of their errors.
When John 23rd. boasted that he left the council went back to his office and let the Bishops work it out, by Catholic teachings the Holy Spirit left with him and that was when the dreadful rot began. The Bishops are not infallible unless they teach what the Pope teaches and he did without a shadow of doubt in some way desert his office. The law of primogeniture, which as Jesus Christ explained He Himself fulfilled was put aside as of no consequence. They even as now they still do, the bishops allow heretics or schismatics to critique the Holy Spirit who had resided in the Church for 2000 years., and claim He was in error. The US bishops late decision on Baptism comes to mind. Look at the names of those outside the Church who gave treatises on what the Bishops decided at Vatican 2. A case I might add of two wrongs not making a right.
Since then falsehood has ruled private opinions of the Bishops and their redefined doctrines and practices now hold sway and those who write Church Laws use them to protect their egos and their turf. Digressing slightly I fought to have relics placed in the altar at my local parish. They did not have to be there, since at that time canon law did not declare they should.
Look now at some of the other defenses these irreligious hubristic fellows declare. Obedience to them is demanded. This kind of obedience has become a worship at the shrine of their egos. A priest seems in their unstated opinion to get his priesthood from them in any way the bishops choose to say. Did not the Church always teach it was a vocation that came from Christ. Is it preordained by the Paternal thoughts of God when a boy is created or conceived in the mind of God? How then do they justify their demands of absolute obedience when compared with the words of Christ, who said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments". Does that not mean every instruction, every Thou shalt, every do this every memory and every way of Christ's life shout out loudly and convincingly for true obedience? Are priests to be like unschooled infants and just do as they are told. I know of a Bishop who shouted uncontrollably at a priest, quite regularly before the Mass began. What hubris and ignorance this was? Proper attention to every expressed desire by a young man to be a priest should have been considered very carefully. Can anyone prove to me it was when we see the sexual habits of some priests today. How carefully bishops tend to their duties is a mystery to me.
The Hierarchy take our collections and use it powerfully against the teachings of Christ. They give to Caesar more relevance than to Christ. When caught there are no apologies and rarely any change, just a complete ignoring and silence to the exposure of their ill doings. It is better expressed by the phrases they are starting to use and the force they are bringing to bear upon the priests. This can be seen by the phrases being used by priests in their blogs and the criticisms of Voris et al., and the snide remarks about being caught up in the Vortex. How chillingly stupid this is when applied to their salvation. I am probably in a way ruder than most of the traditional orthodox catholic blogs and yet my focus is as are the majority of the catholics who blog. I mention and have for two years the dreadfulness of the Catechesis and the lack of responsibility by those whose vows when taking office, promise to uphold these teachings. In respect to the more orthodox magazines I write that the Homiletic and Pastoral review had articles about the catechesis in the Church 10 years ago and the state of these teachings have never improved. I mention now to those concerned of the awful fate that the judgment of Christ will bring for these who promise upon the altar faithfulness to the Magisterium and change it to justify their behavior when it faces the disorderly or murderers of creation. I have asked priests to preach upon Humanae Vitae and the Virtue of religion and grace. The request made personally to their face and only one responded. He had read before "Holy" Communion a note about the reception of the Sacrament and the Knight of Columbus who was to read the Letter did everything to not to. The standards of the Church by which we obey and love Christ if you look and read closely you will find they have been and still are changing for the last 45 years and no one can say they have changed for the better, which is as true revelation prompts us.
I have been called negative when I mention the errors. Other bloggers are called uncharitable and detractors. Some how and I find it unusual they avoided being labeled liars. What is the a liar someone who says they did not know or did not do it or as in the case of one US bishop, "I was not at a mass with any practicing disordered Catholics". When video proof was offered was a retraction ever offered? The Canadian Bishops finally tried to retract the Manitoba Manifesto, where they told the Pope to his face that if the Canadian laity accepted Humanae Vitae then so would they. Have they gone back to their dioceses and wrote a pastoral letter to their sheep on the subject.
The only fact that frightens Bishops is a drop in their paycheck that comes from the people every Sunday. I do not know why they are apprehensive on this subject, after all it is very common knowledge that liberals even in good times never give up any money to the Church. It would make them poor and that is against the Prosperity Theology creeping into the Church from protestant evangelism. Poverty not yet openly bruited about but soon will be defined as too many children and will be designated as an evil.
Well Bishops tell me I have it wrong and what I observe from the pews. It is your duty to correct me. If you do not then I state you must think I am right. Now what will you do? Nothing in public I should think.
I think from my long ago English literature lessons that it was Pope the Poet who wrote, and I interpret or paraphrase,' The worst that one expresses himself these days the more profound people think you are" Does this apply to me or to those who critique what I write or to the use of the way 'worst' is used to mean how it may be applied to the Churchmen's use of their power. You can answer how you think fit.