Friday, July 03, 2015

Catholics: What part of this is not true or right?

Michael Voris, "Excommunicate Them All!" (The Vortex, July 1, 2015). He's talking about people like Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Harsh? Maybe. Or perhaps you would prefer a rainbow-colored Care Bear to cuddle with on your way to your ISIS execution or the Last Judgment?


6 comments:








M. Prodigal

said...

On my last walk as I die for the love of Christ, I hope to have a Crucifix in one hand and rosary in the other and the holy and sacred Names of Jesus and Mary on my lips. may it please God to give me and countless others such strength.





Amateur Brain Surgeon

said...

Mr. Voris is right but why does he expect those directly subservient to the Pope to act differently than does he? He will not criticise either the errors of the Pope or the silence of the Pope the way he criticises the Bishops. If the Pope will not resolutely and forcefully teach the Catholic faith why does he expect the Bishops not to follow th lead of the Pope?

14.But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers."(12) To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world."(13) Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_10011890_sapientiae-christianae.html

Catholic Papolatry has long reigned supreme - especially amongst Americans - and so it defies common sense for Mr. Voris (ABS admires him) not to expect the Bishop to be as loathe to criticise that which the Pope is silent about.

Has the Pope said anything about the SCOTUS decisions?

We do know he intervened in Catholic Poland on behalf of the Messias-Deniers

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.544985

Well, it has been quite a long time since we Catholics have had a Pope like Leo XIII talk spiritual sense to political power and to teach that lay men ( like Mr. Voris) have to step up to the plate and do the job themselves but to continue to criticise the Bishops but not the Bishop of Rome is a glaring omission that becomes ever louder and brighter during this Papacy.





Marcel Ghost

said...

Indeed. And shut down every last one of these 'Catholic' institutions: http://www.aleteia.org/en/society/article/fordham-university-theology-department-chairman-marries-another-man-5835364719656960





Robert Allen

said...

I have been involved in one labor dispute in my life. I can definitely say that my most pernicious enemies were my co-workers who were unwilling to stand up to our common oppressors. The latter would have easily licked had the former had a smidgen of guts and human decency. Ditto with many of our co-religionists today. They either lack the stomach for an all-out fight against the HMC's enemies, are ashamed of who they are, or have some sort of vested interest in the hell-hole that is American society. The friend of my enemy is my enemy.





M

said...

B-but some canonist lawyer said he finds no cause to, you dumb traddy legalist!





Bond ... James Bond

said...

M,

How's my lovely boss doing back in the UK? Sorry m'lady, but you mis-read the canon lawyer, who said a case could be made in his last paragraph; unless you were reading some apostate who doesn't know chicken soup from chicken s___. Sorry ol' gal.