I fell to temptation and read the comboxes on her attack of Cardinal Burke. So many of you have written to say her arrogance and noxious behavior worsened after the Romans poured gasoline on her fires of destruction of catechesis. I didn't think it was possible to reach a higher level of arrogance and obnoxious and I just had to see for myself.
She really has it going on but that is the way I always remember her.
I hadn't been to her snake pit since she wrote the piece titled "Ted Kennedy Crucible". When Catholics work to diminish the efficacy of the devil who has one of our own using his talent to slay children and the souls if their mothers, Lizzy rushes to defend sin and confirm them in it. Leading a soul to the Sacraments is a crucible to her. Shea and the other daffy dame work a trilogy.
When women are being hoodwinked into surrendering their incredible gift of human sexuality to a repository for sperm for men who do not respect or love them enough to care about their salvation, let alone marry them, take pills to chemically sterilize themselves or kill their own children, there is nothing like the "social justice" of Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod.
They are like people who let friends drive home drunk and attack friends who say what is necessary to stop them and then claim that is what nice is, convincing themselves they are doing service to God.
She must be a charmer as a friend, eh? When you are doing something stupid and self destructive, Lizzie stands on her front porch to wave goodbye, hand you a bright balloon and blow kisses.
I keep wondering how low EWTN will let them go before they cut them loose but her venom directed at Cardinal Burke speaks volumes about the state of affairs at that place. Mother Angelica may be incapacitated now, but when that holy, brave woman dies, she will storm from Heaven and knock them down and out of her apostolate like a lucky strike at the bowling alley.
I don't know how anyone could stand reading any of it. It is repulsive.
I've spoken of "the Pope Francis effect" in an off-the-cuff manner, but in all seriousness, we need to face the truth. Catholics who have been begging for Catechesis are in for a pontificate that is going to arm the enemies of teaching the Deposit of Faith. Pope Francis is arming them with tools to carry out their attacks with brutality and force. They will do it on the Internet and in every apostolate in every parish and school in every diocese.
And they are wearing the coat of arms of a Catholic Pope.
It is as clear as the nose on your face that Catholics who want and need effective teaching of the substance of the Catechism are the enemies of Pope Francis and his "effect", and we will be targets for removal and the tactics of King David to set you up to be killed. Please keep Fr Wylie in your prayers.
The situation is as bad as it gets. Good times are ahead.
Lizzie is the manifestation of the "Pope Francis effect" and it is as critical as ever for responsible Catholic evangelists to express what we know is happening before our eyes and how to keep your hand on the plow.
There is enough substance taught over the last thirty years to be effective in your parish, even when approached with Lizzies and Sheas carrying wearing the coat of arms of Pope Francis.
Grab something and hold onto it, preserve it.
With one very important caveat: if you have children under the age of 18 and a parish or school is not teaching the substance if the Catechism or is teaching error, get out. Find another place to worship where the faith is being taught to your children. This is not the time for you to do anything but see to it that your own are formed with tools they need to make the right judgments. There are priests excersising Moto Proprio in every diocese. If there is nothing left where you are, pack it up and drive there.
That is our job until the smoke rises again in Vatican City.
And of course prayer, Adoration and using every morsel of good fruit that can and will come from Pope to draw and convert--and our sense of humor.