Loss of the Council of Trent and its Sacramental Teachings
today, the majority of them, and that includes the Pope, need a good
talking to. His, the Holy Father seems to have completely removed the
defined teachings of The Council of Trent on the Sacraments. It
seems, the ex opere operato and ex opere
operantis have been forgotten and have no relevance anymore. Operato the Sacrament is to impart grace by the deed or
action itself if no obstacle is placed in the way. The Sacrament is
valid if the person receiving is of the right disposition to receive.
Operantis means the effect of the Sacrament does not rely upon the acts of
the receiver or the validity (worthiness) of the minister. What it
means that the Sacrament is valid if it is done with the Church’s
viewpoint in the mind of the Administrator. How can we know what the
mind of others wants for the one baptized? I dread to think and I
hope that the formation in the seminaries really teaches the Council of
Trent and the Doctrine of Grace but I fear this hope of mine is wasted.
2 expressed the viewpoint Catholics should study Scriptures more.
When I hear the Priestly understanding of Baptism from the Scriptures
and of the Parable (Ballad) of the prodigal son, I am genuinely
astounded at how incomplete is their knowledge. When I hear sermons
on the good thief etc that too is a source of amazement at how much
is missing from the actual happening. Let me deal with Baptism, Peter
as a Hebrew knew full well what the washing of the feet meant. It
would do you all good to read Christ’s answer to his refusal and
Peter’s eager acceptance His word. That occasion was the Sacrament
of Baptism and each of the Apostles knew that sins were forgiven when the dust of the world was washed away. Dust to the Hebrews is and was the dirt of the world, a symbol to them of sin. Thus, a little later in their conversation with Christ, the promise of the arrival of the Paraclete all
would understand. Therefore without the state of grace that
sanctified, they, the Apostles would have not been worthy to feast upon the Eucharist. later they through the Paraclete would have understood all
the implications of Christ’s words. We too should understand as did
the Apostles without “the Divine Advocate to whom we cry, the
promise of the Lord most high”, we stand no chance of any real
comprehension of the Autobiographical dictations by The Holy Ghost to the Apostles. The Prodigal Son is all by our standards all about and
a belief of easy forgiveness, a forgiveness without any effort on our part. Yet I never hear no mention of the Father’s position ever
given. He waited for an apology, an expression of sorrow of atonement
and reparation from his wayward son, until it came he remained aloof. Then and only then was the fatted calf sacrificed. This my comment, it is perhaps a not very good comment by me that says the atoning
sinner received the Father’s blessing, perhaps the symbol of the
Eucharist is or can be seen in the fatted calf?
at the Good Thief, His confession received forgiveness yet Jesus
never once addresses the unrepentant thief. He does not even turn to
face him, as the Psalmist often beseeches God to do. It was just as Habakkuk prophesied or taught the Eyes of
God are so pure He does not (cannot) see Sinners. One thief received
sanctifying grace for his repentance after all this day he was in
Paradise. When will Priests teach us of penance, atonement and
reparation or are they too far into the principality of lutheran
protestantism? I do not think many of priests of the west of whom I
am talking are of this mind but their minds are shuttered by their
vow to obey the Bishops at the expense of their free will.
with the silliness of this Pope who does not seem to understand
Christ’s acts or does not comprehend Scriptures. He has baptized Moslems and others into the Church.
Has he ever gone back and taught them the faith and Catholic Beliefs?
He gave them sanctifying Grace but not followed up as without a
shadow of doubt they are either lost of fallen catholics. The new claim of Pastoral Judgement for the Church is so far off base. Pastoral is the saving and protection of the sheep from the wolves That is the teaching of Christ's dogma, doctrines and directives that signpost the way of the righteous, as per the shepherding psalm. When the priesthood in the west understand what the priestly power of the keys really are and not use them to make disorder legal and licit their sins of disordered sexuality it will not belong before God Himself will undo the mooring lines and throw us, many of us, out to a stormy sea we will not survive without a true sorrow for our behaviour.
Labels: atonement, Bad thief, baptism, Eucharist, Good Thief, Grace, Moslem, Muslim, Pope, Pordigal Son, reparation, Trent