If this is the state of the Church in Ireland…. February 17, 2014Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, catachesis, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, Voris.
……then we have reached the 9th level of post-conciliar hell. Two young lads from Ireland tell Michael Voris how his apostolate saved and re-converted them back to the Faith. A Faith they had rejected because they had never, in spite of years of Catholic schooling, been taught the slightest thing about it.
One was even in seminary. There he heard things like “oh, priests don’t evangelize,” and “you have too much zeal.”
Are you blankety blankety blank blank blank blank blank kidding me?!? Priests don’t evangelize? Too much zeal?
Quite. We wouldn’t want too much zeal. And the Church since Vatican II is the Body in need of conversion and repentance, desperate for the world to teach us its
one true faith many satanic narcissisms.
These men say they can’t find formation and true leadership anywhere in Ireland like they see on ChurchMilitant.TV. They need to find a Fraternity parish and relocate immediately. Unfortunately, there are none in Ireland, which means Irish bishops haven’t been very pressing in requesting a Fraternity apostolate, I would guess. There is one in Edinburgh and one in England.
These guys note that the Faith in Ireland had survived all manner of vicious English persecutions, protestant slights, having priests denied to them, even a massive famine. It survived all these massive sufferings, but it has not been able to withstand something quite different – great material comfort. Modern materialist comfort I think plays a huge role in this ongoing collapse of Faith – you can observe how the Faith died in countries in Europe, for instance, as the post-WWII economic boom advanced and they all reached high levels of prosperity at different times. There are a handfuls of exceptions to this, but not many.
But then again, the Faith has also collapsed in much of Central and South America where poverty remains widespread and dire. So materialism is nothing but an external factor, coinciding and perhaps exacerbating the collapse of faith from within, caused by a abusive Masses, awful catechesis, grave scandals, etc., etc.
We few, we happy few? As P Blosser says:
For my part, I make no secret of what I see around me. We have no divine promise that the Church in America will survive, or, for that matter, that the Church in the West will survive, or that geographical Rome as the official headquarters of the Catholic Church will survive. We have entered a new Dark Ages, the darker because Enlightened western man thinks he already knows what the Gospel is, and has seen through its empty promises by the light of reason. The truth, however, as G. K. Chesterton put it, is that “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” And the more ignorant post-Christian western man becomes of the actual content of the Faith, the more adamantly he sets his face against it.
See to it that every member of your family knows The Faith (not his faith, whatever that may happen to be, but THE Faith). Their spiritual survival in the darkness ahead will depend on it.