As I write this, the US bishops are meeting in Baltimore. On their agenda was the clergy and episcopal sex abuse scandal that continues to plague the Church. However, just as they were convening, word came from Pope Francis that they are to put any action on this crucial matter in abeyance. Ostensibly he wants to convene a meeting of the world's heads of bishops' conferences.
Many are disgusted, understanding this to be one more manifestation of the pope's disregard for the concerns of faithful Catholics regarding the sex abuse, many of those Catholics being personally impacted by the same. The link above explores the matter in greater detail.
I wrote a few days ago how the USCCB sicced the Baltimore City Police on Church Militant on account of the prayer rally they spearheaded. A similar thing happened in front of the Vatican Embassy in Washington DC today. A group of faithful Catholics gathered to petition Pope Francis to appoint a faithful bishop, such as Cardinal Burke, to take the episcopacy recently vacated by Cardinal Wuerl. For their holding of signs in front of the embassy, the Vatican staff there called the Secret Service on them. Perhaps the Vatican staff is unaware of the First Amendment in the United States. Unless I'm wrong, I don't believe the Secret Service interfered in any significant manner.
What insults to the Faith and faithful Catholics will be coming from the Vatican these next few days?
Note: Thank you to my alert readers for pointing out my typo. It is now corrected.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Faithful Catholics Spat Upon By Their Shepherds
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" ...such as Cardinal Wuerl, to take the episcopacy recently vacated by Cardinal Wuerl."ReplyDelete
I think there's a mistake there.
The good news is the clarity that results from the wide and rapidly growing disparity (chasm) between the Bishops and Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ present with us; Christ eternal; holy; Truth; never changing.ReplyDelete
It is a solemn thing to stand against Bishops and Popes as a Catholic. But there stands Sacred Tradition and all the holy ones that have gone before, stable, holy, consistent, aligned with the red words of Christ, living as all saints have ever lived ... while our living Bishops and the Pope are standing way off to the side, smoking cigarettes behind the gym, making fun of those who refuse to come over and smoke a joint with them.
It’s one thing when the Bishops just seem a little off; quite another when they are rocking out with the stoners and leading the jeers against all we hold sacred, picking fights with those who refuse to join their smoke filled crowd.
1st Commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Greatest First Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength.
That is the only metric that matters. Everything else is subordinate. Shepherds must lead down that path, in unity with all who have preceded us. Or they.are.false.
I am sure you meant Cardinal Burke to replace Cardinal Wuerl.ReplyDelete
And we weren't so at upon. We we given the middle finger.
Thank you for pointing out the Wuerl-Burke error. When I said "spat upon" I was speaking in a generic sense to describe the pope's apparent disregard for Catholics who actually love the Faith given to us by Jesus Christ.Delete
This Vatican acts like many regimes throughout history, apparently unaware how arrogant and distasteful they become to the commoners. They dare to call police against us? We have been treated appallingly by this pope and these men. Back in the day tar and feathers were applied to much such as these, men who believe they are above and beyond we mere rabble. I don't have to ask who these men think they are, it's clear, they think they are Kings, and we, merely peasants. They are not a pope, a Cardinal, a bishop, of the Roman Catholic Church. They are HIRELINGS, the whole lot, with the exception of Abp. Vigano.ReplyDelete
"And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head." Sr. Lucia of Fatima.ReplyDelete
"To test this faith and confidence of the just, there will be occasions in which everything will seem to be lost and paralyzed. This will be, then, the happy beginning of the complete restoration." Our Lady of Quito.
We must keep trusting Jesus & His Blessed Mother. These men will reap the whirlwind!
Cut off their financial support! That is the only thing that will ever get their attention.ReplyDelete