I was reading Papal Household preacher Fr. Cantalamessa's drivel and I was reminded of something a priest friend once told me.
Fr. Scanlan was a faithful priest with a heart of gold but every once in a while he would say or do something, or would be attracted to an idea of some theologically-challenged individual in the community. We had some lively theological discussions. When the light dawned on his head, he would say with resignation "Priests are really not the sharpest tools in the shed."
Check this out:
The Church has always opposed . . . errors [throughout the ages]. Frequently she has condemned them with the greatest severity.
What is this man talking about?
Who is he talking about?
Forget about severity. There isn't even a single Catholic in the Novus Ordo community who can attest to the assertion that the consciences of their family have been formed to condemn errors in judgment. At all.
For the last two generations, priests have been forming consciences to make judgments that it is ok to sleep around and use contraception.
And that is precisely what the majority of their people did and why the world is so burdened by the spiritual effects of mortal sin.
That is why other families are holed up in the Tridentine Rite.
Those of us who stayed had to find a priest who would at best, simply refuses to teach the faith. They say nothing.
When our children were being hammered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in schools about the thrills of sticking their fists up their same-sex classmates backsides or sleeping with the captain of the football team, we had to find priests who would at the very least, not encourage it.
It was not an easy search by any stretch of the imagination. There was a time when you couldn't find a morally-mute priest in a 40 mile radius as the crow flies. It was by the Grace of God that we have access to such priests. You would settle there for a while, and eventually a priest would be assigned that would contradict the teachings of the Church and undermine and ridicule parents teaching it at home.
And this is precisely what we now have been burdened with in the Chair of Peter. A high priest who executing the plans to cause our religion to die on the vine. Say and teach nothing. Stop conversion. Encourage the worship of false gods throughout the world and in our homes.
A man who is forming consciences to to make errors in judgment and ridiculing and undermining parents and family members teaching right judgment inside of our homes. A man who is at every opportunity is teaching the Ten Commandments are no longer applicable to salvation. A man who at every opportunity is gathering priests who have demoralized the people we love and holding them up as priests who have been teaching the right course to salvation. A man who has dismissed the Deposit of Faith and absolute Truth and turned our religion into prohibitions of the use of air conditioning and doing what it takes to raise your family out of the dysfunction of poverty. A man who has told homosexuals that the parents and loved ones who have been teaching chastity at home, hate them.
And here is what they call the willful diabolical disorientation of their people:
"Nowadays however, the Spouse of Christ prefers to make use of the medicine of mercy rather than that of severity.”
Their demoralization and theft of salvation is 'mercy'.
Ain't that a kick in the head.
The other day on Facebook, I was reading a mom's screams of pain and despair over the death of her son. He was a 20ish year-old homosexual living in a homeless shelter. I don't know her exact circumstances so I cannot comment, but I have encountered several families who hare tried to explain the beauty and truth about fiat of Christ and Mary when faced with temptation and the havoc imposed by priests who have told them their parents and the Church hates them. The violence done to the hearts and souls of our people by the rhetoric of village idiots is catastrophic.
Please keep this mother and in fact and all other parents suffering from the effects of this diabolical perversion of 'mercy' in your prayers.
Right after I read this woman's writings and was pondering the effects of 'mercy', I came across something written by Fr. Longenecker. He was inferring that people asking the Holy Father to cease and desist his catastrophic perversion of truth and mercy should sit down and shut up and commit themselves to volunteer work, rather than focus on their baptismal promises to Christ to lead their children to truth and salvation.
I remembered Fr. Scanlan's words of wisdom and thought to myself, what a selfish, ignorant moron. We are surrounded by morons! What a scourge they brought upon the world and our Church.
Blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!