On occasion, an individual chained to despair will deposit a comment on my blog about The Mystical Body of Christ that is, literally, His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, His One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, that is blasphemous. I always feel called to make reparation for the comment.
I know that the majority of my readers not only understand the following, I know you share the deep love I have for the Catholic Church. But for the sake of atoning for the dung heaped upon the Price of Our Soul's Salvation, I'm going to say it.
I am deeply and madly in love with the Catholic Church. There are no words adequate enough to express my love of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which feeds my soul the
Body and Blood of Christ and the gifts of Divinity that are in His Substance. I am baffled at how I can be such a bum and so inadequate when I have everything I could ever need or want to procure my perfection within my soul. Thank you Jesus for this Magnificent Gift.
For Catholics, there is no salvation outside of Her. At the hour of judgment, if any mercy is granted, you will enter Paradise through Her because there is no a dimes worth of difference between the Catholic Church and Christ Himself. Uncatechized people will enter Paradise through Her to every knee that will bend in veneration.
Many baptized Catholics have been scandalized by the conduct of imperfect apostles and other Catholics who struggle with flaws of character or sin. Those suffering because of the weakness of their fellow human beings, abusive and scandalous treatment struggling with forgiveness because of their own pain, who have walked away have lost their ability to see Christ's Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. They may say things that express their pain and we do our best to distinguish the flawed who seek salvation through the Church (or laid down their life in vocation to Her)and the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. We try to bring them to the table of forgiveness for those who have caused pain and scandal. My Jesus Mercy.
There are others who have taken up the crusade of blaspheming the Catholic Church. Blaspeming isn't in the same category of criticism. The sin of blasphemy is manifest when the individual has taken up it up as a vocation that consumes them. After they have been consumed, the individual lives out their vocation trying to convince people of their madness.
It's actually quite a rare thing because our guardian angels will use every resource within their power to intercede, prevent the soul from carrying out the crusade and vocation of blasphemy because the soul is on a path of destruction that is almost irreversible.
Like typhoid, keep clear of it. It can't be addressed with logic. By the time the person is consumed, it has all been said and done by others before you. The soul never gets to this kind of destruction without Christ having sent His missionaries to persuade and intercede.
There is nothing left to say or do but prayer and fasting. Penance, penance, penance. Atonement and reparation.
The world cannot understand Him.
Armies cannot defeat Him.
Schools can't display Him and the leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him.
The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him.
Nero couldn't crush Him.
He is our everything.