"Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy, and vain deceit; according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ."Michael Voris is opening a discussion on the "Planned Self-Destruct[ion]" of the Catholic Church.
-- Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Colossians 2:8
His "too medieval" refrain reminded me of a quote the other day by Nancy Pelosi.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has laughed off a starkly worded letter from Priests for Life Founder Fr. Frank Pavone, challenging the self-professed Catholic congresswoman to discard her strongly pro-abortion views.If you ask me, Nancy Pelosi has the inside scoop on what's really going on in the Catholic Church halls of power -- and not just in the American Church. How is it that the US bishops never challenge her bold and public anti-Catholic statements?
In an interview with Think Progress, Pelosi said she thought Fr. Pavone was being "hysterical," saying, "The arrogance of it all! It’s like something ancient, medieval." She also said that while she understands what the Catholic Church teaches on abortion, "my faith isn't about what their position is."
You can stop holding your breath.... Pelosi, Biden, Cuomo, etc. are not going to be ex-communicated, denied Communion, or even publicly denounced by the bishops. In fact they are more likely to be nominated for sainthood along with Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II, Dorothy Day and Ted Kennedy. Why not? Who are we to judge?
When there is no leadership, when there is no truth coming from the bishops, then we are forced to search for the truth wherever we can find it. Therefore we turn to lay leadership like "His Excellency" Michael Voris. This is not a jab at Michael it is just the sad state of affairs that our lack of official Church leadership has led us to. God bless Michael Voris for speaking out. And the fact that so many are listening is further proof of the absence of truth coming from the bishops.
Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that he does not want to be the Pope of the Catholic Church in the traditional sense. This decline of the papacy began symbolically with the renunciation of the tiara by Pope Paul VI. I noticed that ex-Pope Benedict XVI took the added step of removing the tiara from the papal coat of arms and Pope Francis followed his example. The papacy has been in a steady decline since Vatican II.
Why not just get rid of the Pope altogether? Wouldn't that help the whole ecumenical movement which seems to be the strongest motivation of the Vatican II architects?
Why not just get rid of the whole Catholic Church? Wouldn't be better to have a sort of United Nations of Christianity? Why stop there? Why not include all religions? And what about the non-believers? Shouldn't they be included too?
But doesn't that sound like humanism? Well if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....
Welcome to the new Roman branch of the world-wide humanist "church".
God have mercy on us. May God have mercy on our souls.
We are re-living the stations of the Cross. The Crucifixion lies ahead, and then.... will God allow us to be witnesses to the new Resurrection?
God is merciful.... God is also just!
The post Vatican II Church is like a tree that has been separated from its roots.
Every day I walk past a tree that was uprooted by an enormous storm. It is leaning and being propped up by the branches of neighboring trees. I kept expecting it to come crashing down to the ground one day. Instead it is slowly decaying. There are insects and fungus that are destroying the wood from the inside and out. A few pieces have fallen off, but it is still standing.
One day the disintegration will be complete and it will cease to exist.
Oh God, please don't let this be the fate of your Holy Church!
Our Lady of Fatima.... pray for us.
Sacred Heart of Jesus.... have mercy on us.
Pray the Rosary! Ask God for forgiveness and mercy. Offer up every small misfortune as penance for yourself and especially for "those souls most in need of Thy Mercy".