Thursday, October 28, 2010
"Say the truth people need to hear, come hell or high water or whatever threats you receive, even from those who pretend to tell the whole truth themselves."
I am reposting my comment in this thread because it is worth repeating:
I have been very open with my struggle (and ultimate surrender) to the teachings of the Church on contraception and the discipline of celibacy.
What I find most disturbing, is that our goals were twisted to imply we only want people in the pews who assent to the teachings of the Church. When in reality, our objectives are about getting people in teaching roles to either teach the interpretation of the Catholic faith and if they refuse, to replace them with somebody who does.
It is either deliberately being twisted or egos with low self-esteem trolling the internet pounced on this opportunity to make other people look uncharitable to replenish their own vanity.
We are in a fight for the soul of our Church with those don't see the Church as a provider of sound teaching for salvation, but a place to provide others with fuzzy feelings - ultimately to make them feel good about themselves. At the price of other people's salvation.
This mortal creation is a counterfeit church that we are not going to hand off to the next generation.
All we care about at this point in time is gumming up and clamming up unsound teaching. This is the flare across the bow. Going forward, when priests and Bishops offer poison to souls, it will be publicly journaled in Boston (and other places).
It is the most effective tool we have to silence dissent at this time. When dissent is silenced, our children can't hear it and that is all we care about at this point in time in the history of the Church.
Line up and take your places. Stay, go, throw barbs and insults at those of us doing it. Knock yourselves out.
When we stand up to those barbs and insults and we keep on holding priests and bishops accountable for the souls they are accountable for, a hundred more will have the courage to do it with us. And so on and so forth.
They wanted us to "Arise in Christ", well congratulations. Here we are.