Then there are times like this. As some of my former ordained colleagues are moving into retirement, ministers emeritus with a pension and healthcare and time to golf, I consider everything we lost and then see the Church drop another rabbit jelly bean under pressure from the World.
At what point will the fracture tear through the Church? At what point will we see some form of schism between those who take the historical Catholic Faith seriously, and those who are prepared to throw it under the bus to cleave unto the Global Left, I can't say.
It won't be pretty. Those Catholics selling out will know what they're doing, and those who know they are in the wrong but can't bring themselves to resist are often the most dangerous of the bunch. Think Rolf in The Sound of Music.
Not that those who betray the Faith will need to go out of their way to cause problems. The Left has demonstrated an almost pride in broadening the extermination of undesirables all while fomenting race hate, ethnic cleansing, and a desire to eliminate our rights and liberties. Despite it all, how many continue to fall over themselves to maintain allegiance to this global revolution?
My strong feeling is to hunker down in prayer, good works and the Sacraments. Will come a time when something will happen. Then we'll know. But until then, drop anchor and pray, fast, and prepare.
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2.10
None of this will be easy for faithful Catholics. It isn't meant to be. We are in a battle even against other Catholics who try to make us stray. This is why it is necessary to know your faith and what the Church has taught for centuries. Just because a pope may say it's okay to commit adultery or kill an unborn doesn't make it so and goes against teaching. Things have been tough in the Church since the beginning and there isn't any reason why it will be any easier. We were made for this time. God has a job for us in the here and now. It's up to us to do it. For all those Catholics who are weak and go along with the world to get along need our prayers. This ain't over until the fat lady sings and she hasn't started singing yet. If our faith is not tested then it remains a weak faith. We can get through this mess with God's grace. Let us pray for it.ReplyDelete
Well said. In the last church I served in as senior pastor, there was a wonderful fellow who I used to lean on heavily in my toughest times. He used to say going to church for peace and quiet is like joining the marines for peace and quiet. The entire biblical narrative is God reaching out His hand and the majority smacking it away and going after that remnant that refuses to follow suit.Delete