Please cover him with your prayers.
“I have a responsibility as the local bishop to instruct the Faithful about the problematic nature of this media source which bears the name 'Catholic.'” He says that he remains willing to discuss the issue with the Reporter staff, but as things stand, “I find that my ability to influence the National Catholic Reporter toward fidelity to the Church seems limited to the supernatural level.”Not much reaction at the swamp.
A quick review of this week's edition demonstrates the reason why Bishop Finn's phone is ringing off of the hook with concerns and complaints.
I'm wondering if they're going to try to lead a formal schism.
A 91 year old kook from the Society of Jesus explaining a theory that the Holy Spirit "began" at the Second Vatican Council and everyone knows ecumincal councils can lead to schisms. Things are just starting to pop and he's hoping to live a few years to see it.
Here's an article written by a diocesan priest on the "Real Presence". Maybe you better not read this one. His despicable instruction on the "Real Presence" isn't the Eucharistic Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, the 'real presence' is them - the people all around us. The 'mystical body' doesn't exist.
This priest has a parish in Renault, Illinois? Frankly, I have more tolerance for the priest who was selling drugs and sex toys. The pedophiles are less dangerous to children and families.
Here's another article on the Mick on the make leading the eejits astray in land of my ancestors. 'Well educated Catholics' know more than 'veiled Roman enforcers' who do not have a grip on 'modern theology'. They have cracked the code of the hierarchical structure of the Catholic Church:
hierarchical form that was adopted from the hierarchical cosmological view of the universe and expressed in secular kingdoms, including the Roman Empire, whose provinces and proconsuls provided the model for laying out the governance of the church.
The Roman Empire was a train wreck, lady.
There was a big economic collapse and then Nero torched it to the ground to build himself a bigger mansion. The fire got out of control and he blamed the Christians whom he then crucified and fed to the lions. Then everyone in charge of governance committed suicide ahead of a mad mob.
Oh boy, this could get ugly. You don't suppose we'll see Joan Chittister and the Nuns on the bus coming up our driveways in iron pants with hungry lions?
You don't think this could be real, do you?
In other words, the succession is a function of the collegiality that Pope John Paul II so energetically suppressed with the help of the present pope when he was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It is not related to the hierarchical form the pope is trying to revive throughout the church. ...it should be recognized as a harbinger of the kind of problem that sure-of-their-infallibility Vatican authorities will encounter in their relationships with the rising generation of theological scholars, most of whom are laymen and women who will not accept condemnations such as that now imposed on Father Flannery. ...Flannery's condemnation is an augury of the deepening estrangement that will take place if the Vatican does not respect the growing theological understanding of its members.Flannery said the crackdown is coming from the CDF and he has been threatened with excommunication. That would make the second priest featured by the National Catholic Reporter.
Wouldn't it be a crying shame if the apostates leave their posts in religious education and pastoral councils?
As my grandmother used to say... Here's your hat. What's your hurry?
May God bless and protect this Bishop for distancing his sheep from this pathetic movement. They have come out of the closet with their agenda and they are tipping their hand on the what's next.
But wisely, the Vatican has shot a flare across their bow of priests who do not believe in Apostolic succession. Bye-by room in the rectory. Bye-by three meals a day. Bye-by insurance. Bye-bye checky. At the end of the day, they may not believe in the Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, but they're going not going to put themselves into the position of having to get a job.
I'm sorry I'm feeling so cynical. Please pray for my tolerance to asshattery.
I saw the 1951 movie Quo Vadis last weekend. I wondered how the people in a nation could ever rise to that level of such butchery of their fellow countrymen, women, children. I saw Les Mes again this week with my daughters and duly noted that in both films, the people being oppressed sang a song as they were being massacred.
Maybe we should start thinking about a theme song.
This should be in the running:
Bread of Angels, made the bread of men
The Bread of Heaven puts an end to all symbols
A thing wonderful: The Lord becomes our food Poor, a servant, humble
We beseech Thee, Godhead One in Three
That Thou will visit us as we worship Thee
Lead us through Thy ways,
we who wish to reach the Light in which Thou dwellest.