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Failure to preach about sin has lead to Mass apostasy May 3, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, error, Eucharist, family, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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I saw the following story, excerpted below, linked from Pewsitter.  You can read a story like this every week.  Some aggrieved, worldly Catholics reject what the Church believes, insist the Church, the 2000 year old institution founded to proclaim the Truth Christ preciously entrusted with Her, must change to suit them and “the times,” and state they will continue to receive the Blessed Sacrament like the good Catholics they are invincibly convinced they are:

Tom Nelson and Linda Karle-Nelson, lifelong Catholics, are the parents of gay adult children who are in committed relationships. [I will note again, that for homosexuals, “commmited” has little relation to “monogamous.”  That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few truly monogamous homosexual couples, but they are exceedingly rare]

At mass Sunday, Nelson and Karle-Nelson received communion.

And they intend to do so again this weekend, even after Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s statements in April that Catholics who support gay unions or marriage should abstain from receiving communion.

“He’s not going to keep me from the Eucharist,” said Nelson, 83, a retired engineer from Farmington Hills, Mich. “Somebody’s got to stand up and say, ‘Enough.’ ” [Enough of what?  Enough tolerance of sin?  Enough blasphemy and sacrilege?  Who are you to tell Jesus Christ that He is wrong, and then re-crucify Him with your sacrilegious receipt of Holy Communion?]

So they, along with other Catholics who belong to a lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender support group called Fortunate Families, plan to conduct a prayer vigil at 4 p.m. Thursday in front of the Archdiocese of Detroit headquarters downtown. [I have blogged about Fortunate Families and their “outreach” group, Outstretched Hands, extensively. The materials used by this group are pro-homosexual and essentially advocate for the homosexualist agenda.  There is virtually no focus on chastity or abstinence in this group.  It basically endorses the homosexual lifestyle, and still refers to the long-superseded and tragically weak “Always Our Children” document produced by the USCCB as the basis for their program, which was specifically repudiated by the Holy See.  I was saddened to find that St. Elizabeth Seton parish still hosts one of these groups, in spite of their being a “new” pastor there for over a year. I am not surprised at all that people associated with Fortunate Families would apostasize. The group constantly makes light of Catholic belief as a matter of course.]

“We’re not going to change churches,” said Karle-Nelson, 72, a speech pathologist. “We can plant seeds. Our theme has been sharing stories, and sharing stories is a way of changing hearts.” [Sharing stories is a way to make people forget logic and reason and become bogged down in emotion]

…..In an April 8 Free Press article, Vigneron said those who receive communion while supporting gay marriage “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.” A Detroit seminary professor and legal adviser to the Vatican, canon lawyer Edward Peters, also said Catholics who promote gay marriage should abstain from communion…….

And it was a good statement, obviously badly needed.

Several things: first, there are nearly 20 specific condemnations of homosexual acts in Sacred Scripture.  There may be more, but that’s a rough count I’ve communion-3_4_rx340taken. This is one of only four sins described in Scripture as “crying out to Heaven for vengeance.”  Both homosexual acts, and, quite frankly, the lifestyle or orientation itself, are repeatedly condemned. That does not mean we “hate” homosexuals, or treat them badly, but it means we must love them enough to tell them the Truth.  There is a God, He loves you beyond measure, He knows what is best for you, and this lifestyle is not it.  Nothing can ever change that fact.  You wil die, and be judged, one day. Embracing a sinful lifestyle – any sinful lifestyle – may lead to eternal damnation.  We don’t want that for anyone.

And we know from St. Paul that those who receive the Body and Blood unworthily eat and drink condemnation upon themselves, and are even guilty of the Blood of the Lord – they, somehow, recrucify Him?  I fear that Sundays are a very painful day for Our Lord.

But the world, alas, the world, it says so differently.  The world hates the Truth, the world wants to revel in pleasure and “fun,” until that terrible moment when death comes and the fun is over. What then, for those who embrace hedonism?  Often blind panic, stark terror, or reassuring lies.  “All are saved.”  “Don’t worry, hell is just a fairy tale, something a medieval Church made up to control people.”  “When life is over, that’s it, there’s nothing more.”

But how have we gotten to the point where finding Catholics who apostasize is easiest thing in the world?  Could it be that these Catholics have been horribly formed by heretical priests and bad bishops, worldly men who believe the many lies they tell their parishioners, to salve their own conscience? Wolves in shepherd’s clothing, who misrepresent the Faith, also, to make their jobs oh-so-much easier?  Why get people mad at you by telling the Truth?  Why get the bishop mad when contributions drop because you told the many souls in your charge that contraceptive use is a grave evil, and that continued participation in that evil places one outside the Church?  Why cause possible hostile media coverage if you tell souls who constantly embrace error and sin, that they cannot profane the Lord by receiving Him in the Blessed Sacrament?  It’s so much easier just to go along and get along.

I will say this, those who planned and executed the revolution in the Church were brilliant. They knew exactly which issue to choose to peel people away from the Faith. Contraception was a brilliant choice.  It was the perfect balance of seeming innocuousness, “everybody is doing it,” an issue of major gravity in a hugely influential area of life with an immensely powerful driver (sex), and ease of commission. Contraception knocked down the door, and now the vast majority of Catholics embrace a multiplying panoply of sin the better to justify their own, original sin.  Amazing.

We live in a period of mass heresy and apostasy unparalleled in the history of the Church.  There are so few good, faithful leaders in the Faith.  I fear that souls no longer fall into hell like snowflakes, they rain down like a torrential monsoon downpour.  Error, and unwillingness to proclaim uncomfortable truths, is at the root of this ongoing disaster.  May God have mercy on us all. And God bless Archbishop Vigneron for at least being willing to tell this truth.

Comments

1. Terry Carroll - May 3, 2013

“Always Our Children” may be “long superseded and tragically weak,” but it’s still on the USCCB web site at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/homosexuality/always-our-children.cfm

tantamergo - May 3, 2013

I know. There is a later document that is not as weak. But everytime I go to the USCCB website, I break out in hives, so I’m not going to find it.

2. Jacques - May 5, 2013

…” those who planned and executed the revolution in the Church were brilliant”…
Yes they (the modernists) were brilliant, and cleverly hidden inside the Church before the council. Two modernist popes (John XXIII and Paul VI) called the council VATII. This council was not intrisically evil but through its ambiguities, its double speaking, it opened the door to the “revolution” inside the Church.
“The Church has had, peacefully, its October revolution.” (Card. Congar)
“The Second Vatican Council was the French Revolution in the
Church” (Card. Suenens)
“The French Revolution was inspired by Satan himself” (Pope Pius XII)

3. ak47 - May 6, 2013

Let’s not lose sight of the fact that the hybrid word “homosexual” was coined by a man who advocated for the repeal of sodomy laws (he also gave us “heterosexual” as if there is more than one legitimate type of sexuality). The word “homosexual” has become a euphemism for sexual deviancy. Sugar-coating reality does nothing but further anesthetize consciences of the willfully blind.

tantamergo - May 6, 2013

Sheesh! I stopped using gay because I was told that was being too nice. And I thought about it and agreed. But calling them sodomites all the time tends to turn non-converted people off. I know I used to be shocked reading a term like sodomite. There is an audience beyond trads I’m trying to reach, or at least touch with some thoughts contrary to the prevailing leftist sexular pagan orthodoxy.


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