Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cardinal Dolan will dine with people who want women to kill their babies, but he will not dine with a woman who asked him to follow the orders of the Holy See.

This story took my breath away.

Dead babies are less offensive to them than upsetting their delicate and fragile egos.

People hate the truth for the sake of whatever it is they love more than the truth. They love truth when it shines warmly on them, and hate it when it rebukes them.~ Augustine

In this case, self-love comes before slaughtering of the innocents. It is tough to watch and experience the consequences. There is much confusion, scandal and division.

 When I was trying to explain to an acquaintance the differences between Christ eating with sinners for the purposes of converting them and Cardinal Dolan inviting a man under the influence of the enemy of truth to convince and convert them to follow a misguided pied piper, I mentioned some of the consequences and damage.

 For instance, I told her that I learned yesterday that a priest in a local abbey said he invited a politician who has spent his career attacking the Catholic Church as an enemy because Cardinal Dolan did it and called the event "Listening to other voices". Here's how she caricatured the vocation of a priest and Cardinal:
If we listen to the Church's voice and we listen to "other voices" we should be able to make an informed decision and choose to listen to the Church's voice. What needs to be done is to explain the Church's position clearly. A bank teller identifies a counterfeit bill when he/she sees it because he/she has studied what is genuine. If we present what is genuine enough, then there is no problem with people being able to recognize the counterfeit when we see it.
Here was my response, which I put out there because it may be a help when you come across this tom foolery.
This is not the role of a prelate. A prelate's role is to give the people the truth as it comes from the Catechism and defined teachings of the Catholic Church without adding or subtracting to it for the purposes of getting the people into a state of grace. We do not invite people under the influence of the devil in to convince them that the lies they believe should be believed by them too. 
The Catholic Church is not a forum where priests and bishops gather people and invite speakers under the influence of the devil to convince and convert them and then the people can make 'informed' choices. 
Is this how you formed the consciences of your children? 
What you are doing sister, is much like telling Catholic mothers that the protocol for forming their uneducated children's consciences is to gather Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, Cardinal Burke and Mother Angelica and let each of them entertain them with substance on morality and right and wrong and let the children make up their own minds because then they will be educated and informed! 
Mothers deserve the truth, don't they? 
So do our priests and Cardinals. 
To encourage them to continue to feed their flocks this garbage is a terrible disservice to them, to the people they serve and to Christ.
You would expect Catholics - especially priests and bishops - to understand how being in a state of Grace is critical to making informed and good choices.  

I'm not sure they do.

What is even more perplexing, and alarming, those are the keys to the car that take us all to our destination. They are either know and are withholding them or they have lost the keys themselves.   There are an awful lot of Catholics who perceive love as going along with the charade.

 The Cardinal did not dine invite and dine with Obama for the purposes of converting him. What he did is exactly the opposite. He invited Obama as an entertainer to raise money and the conduit for raising that money was providing Obama an opportunity to speak to Catholics and invite them to subscribe to the influence that opposes Christ's mission of salvation. Then he ran back to the rectory with his five million dollars. It was a gross miscarriage of truth and his vocation.

Love him enough to tell him the truth.


Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

I read Judie's column over at Renew America on this nonsense. It only reenforces my belief that Dolan is a Pharisee who wants to be seen with 'important' people to enhance his own status in the eyes of a very gulliable Catholic public.

breathnach said...

Wow, your acquaintance must have received an advanced degree in infantile theologizing from the "Dictatorship of Relativism" School of Advanced Pettifoggery.

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breathnach said...

Your acquaintance would love the "other voices" treatment former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, is receiving from the decimated institutional RC Church in Ireland: