Sunday, March 30, 2014
(If you've never read Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, it is spectacular Lenten reading. I mean spectacular.)
To CMR's point, many do not know where to find their guidance through the reckless statements coming out of Rome.
Sure, some of it is translation. I'll go so far as to say most of it is translation, misunderstanding.
The Pope's selection of Cardinal Kasper - that isn't a translation problem.
The Pope's own words stating Cardinal Kasper's trainwreck theology is excellent and something the bishops need to open their mind to - that isn't a translation problem.
The Pope indicating he doesn't know where to find all the examinations already done on civil unions and the Catholic materials leading to conclusions and instructing the faithful based upon those examinations - that isn't a translation problem.
This is a different kind of problem. The Pope thinks a Cardinal misleading Catholics into formal revolt and schism in Germany is the person to lead his see from being open to his excuses to subvert 2000 years of doctrine.
I mean, you know...come on.
I am not concerned about the SSPXers. They've already jumped the Ark.
In the madness, the sedevacanists are rising to take advantage of the confusion of a call of a shepherd's voice we do not recognize.
Here is a Catholic, I deeply admire and respect who is driving the bus off of the cliff.
He found a link from a whackadoodles who claim The Blessed Mother contradicted Christ at LaSalette.
It is an oldie but a goodie.
“Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.”
Our Lady never said this. The visionary did not report that Our Lady said it. Somebody made that up years afterward and added it to the substance of the message. It has been spreading around like blasphemy of Joseph d'Hippolitto in Catholic comboxes.
It is not part of the apparition.
Steve goes on to build his case:
Apostasy. Antichrist. A liar, a divine impostor reigning from the “temple of God”, which we can only take to mean the Church that Christ established: the Catholic Church.
Listen - folks. The Pope is a faithful man. He belongs to Our Lady. I am most confident in my convictions about this.
It is getting crazy out there. When confusion is reigning, when crazy comes, lots of people latch onto the honest disclosures of the problems and look for the way through the storm.
IMO, pretending the problem doesn't exist contributes to people being sucked down the drain.
I think it is critically important to stop people from following the toot-toots of the ancient tooter - to step forward and say keep your eyes on the the teachings of the Church as they are bound. Bind your conduct to it. Get to confession and the Sacraments when your conduct strays from it. Increase your reception of the Eucharist. Show and teach others the way.