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.
As John Masefield wrote in his poem Sea Fever, "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky. Then give me a tall ship and a star to steer her by. So must I through no effort of my own return to the recurring mental eye by which I see the towering flame. The last two weeks find it often occupying my thoughts. I am further up, as far as I can understand no where near its apogee, to where the flame has became white hot and a little transparent. Although it is still too dense for me to see inside.
It reminds me of other words that come to me when I manage to enter, quite deeply it seems, into thoughts and words that are centered in my heart. Sometime I will set down why this way of contemplation has become easier and easier to undergo always cued, as it were, by the brilliant flame. Here is where I will lose many of you because many will say this is false and could not possibly happen. I ask why not, Heaven can do or say anything It likes and no matter how envious or disbelieving any of you are, Heaven does not need your advice. Our Lady of the Healing Waters of Life said, "You are my mystical priest, go offer my sacrifice". Well yesterday a woman told me at mass that it is a very fine line I walk. It was an attempt of correction, since we had words before when she told me, "I suffer for all the aborted children". A magnificent deed if it were true.
From a very personal point of view and reading many lives of the Saints, Jesus usually asks us to suffer for Him. He did to me and I am not a great saint. I have habits that are dreadfully sinful. She, the woman, was as mad at me then as yesterday. I reminded her of a hymn we sang that day, "Seek and you shall find. Ask and it will be given".
I do not want to be overly critical or as a priest told me again twice in a week I was negative. Not so, I think that God will clear up the mess that is the Church, but not with us keeping silent. He likes examples and has given us a sword not a jar of honey. So many times I hear from others, "You will catch more flies with honey". We have been pouring honey into open sores in the church since 45 years or more. Have they healed and the decay that attracts flies been made wholesome and pure. It is time for some severe pruning and then a sealing ointment plastered over the wounds. Too many claim some kind of suffering in the Church and yet when push comes to shove they adroitly manoeuvre themselves out from under the weight of their cross. I can give you chapter and verse to give truthful examples of what I write.
In one of my preceding blogs I gave you the prayers I use to find out who was as I was told, guides me. "A power far more so than any thing of the world". And the Name given was authenticated by scriptures, 1st. letter of John verse 4 or so.
I am a priest Paul says so, not the common priesthood of the Pentecostal Charismatics, but the Royal Priesthood of the Scriptures. I am Mystical as are any Catholics in good standing. Then I must trust in the condescension of God that comes with the Holy Mystical Sacraments of the Catholic Church, with the attendance at Mass, Adoration and other exemplary habits of a truly practicing Catholic of good standing. One way of testing is to check if we fulfill the rubrics of indulgences so as to receive a plenary indulgence. If any Catholic can say yes to the above conditions then we can say that the right to bind and loose set in the Church's authority by Jesus after His Resurrection, has been made available to us. Then we can know we have made every effort and God will reward us. This still does not perhaps make us holy and righteous, it does make us just. God's condescension is the grace that makes us righteous, that is free from sin. The majority of Jews were just and waited for Christ to die and free them from our heritage of Adam's sin before they entered heaven.
So I go to mass and offer the sacrifice for that which Mary, Queen of Heaven earth asked me to do, that is pray for the Church. As The Mother of God said, "My Son, Jesus and I want the Church to return to the state He left It".
Labels: Catholic Church. Sin, Mystical, Priest, Theotokos