Wednesday, March 2, 2016
While writing to our brothers at the Chancery about this, I was reacquainted today with an old commissary: Our friend Mr. Patronizing Communication.
If I had a dollar for every patronizing communication I received 20 years ago, I could buy myself a new car. After breaking in so many horses at the Chancery, I hadn't received one for years.
First you send the communication informing them of the misfeasance. Once the patronizing letter arrives, you send another communication saying please don't send patronizing template letters out to faithful writing to inform you that something bad is happening - you repeat the malpractice and again ask them to put a lid on it.
Once you break through that ceiling, there's the grand finale of a gauntlet of several years of slander and threats.
Is this an onboarding skill taught by HR?
1. Here's the security code to get into the building.
2. Here's your desk and computer.
3. Here's your phone.
4. Here/s your 12 sling-the-BS template letters.
5. Here's your book of insults.
It could not possibly be a coincidence!
What is so hard about saying - Oh yeah, this is just wrong, wrong, wrong. The kibosh will be put on this and we'll make sure it never happens again.
After all these years, I still don't think they get the reason we are doing it is because we don't want the people we love to roped into their worthless pagan 'forgiveness' rituals.
It is so hard not to just cut to the chase: Giving lessons on 'centering prayer' to find 'forgiveness' is about as useful as teaching them to turn to jello shots for Sacramental Grace.
Here is an excerpt from my letter which you may find useful should this craziness show up in your bulletins:
I hope you will not mind my honesty, ___. This response is very much the response filled with platitudes and aphorisms that is given to the faithful when they are pointing out something is wrong.
Please, I beg of you, do not waste my time.
The author of this pagan practice is actually unknown and I trust you know it is a diversion from Sacramental Grace that is found in the "forgiveness" in the Sacraments.
Do you understand the mystical substance of the objection?
It completely undermines the treasures of healing found in the price of our salvation, and training them to find "healing" by looking for answers in the very substance of the soul that is wounding them.
These practices, when offered to priests, dribble down to the faithful, 99 percent of whom have not seen the inside of a confessional since their first communion.
The soul is a rudder of the intellect. You are leaving the soul to fester in its sickness and turning the intellect to seek its direction.
Who is picking the agenda for our priests?
Prayers for us in Boston...