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Fr. Carota on the suffering caused by “progressive Catholicism” July 14, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, disaster, General Catholic, horror, Latin Mass, priests, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.

I always come away from Fr. Carota’s site feeling edified.  He has a post on perhaps an often overlooked impact of false, progressive notions of Catholicism – if it can be called such.  He explores how progressive Catholics fail to teach the Faith, which in turn produces millions of uncatechized, sinful Catholics, who in turn sin and cause havoc in the culture. And there is no one calling them to account, unless we consider the USCCB’s preoccupation with fake climate change, farm bills, and all the rest.

Some interesting perspective, at least (I add emphasis and comments):

I let Johann tell all the boys the story so that they could learn how bad drugs are.  I tell them every marijuana joint has blood on it from all the violence behind the growing and selling of it[Which reinforces what I said last week.  It is probably not unreasonable to say that all illegal drugs are covered in blood, often completely innocent blood.  Another reason never to use them.]

After this, all the young men and boys could not stop telling me, one after another, about their own bad experiences they have had or are living with right now.  They told me about drug dealers living next door to them, the loud gun shots they have to hear at night and police helicopters circling around their neighborhoods, looking for criminals.  From the very tiniest of them (5 yrs. old) to the oldest they all wanted to tell me about what they are going through.

Now to my point and theory.  Johann’s friends, who were into drugs, were baptized, made their first communions and were confirmed (Catholics).  Most of the neighbors to these boys are Catholics.  A lot of the shootings and drug dealing done here in this part of Phoenix is done by baptized. [Gary Moran, the man who shot and killed Fr. Kenneth Walker and maimed Fr. Terra, is likely a baptized Catholic]

So, most people would just explain all this violence here in Phoenix and in Mexico as people making bad choices or doing bad things.

I will, over and over again, point out that the “New Evangelization” of the Vatican II Church is not producing holy Catholics. [I think that’s the key, isn’t it?  Isn’t that the crisis in the Church reduced to its essence?  Yes, we can argue about points of theology, novelties like collegiality and ecumenism, changes/abuses in the Liturgy, and all the rest, but the simple fact of the matter is that the Church since Vatican II seems to be producing far, far less holy Catholics than the pre-conciliar Church.  There are likely a number of reasons for this, but one of the key ones is that the Truth is simply no longer taught to the vast majority of Catholics. This includes a generation or more of clergy.  So we have the blind leading the blind.  That’s not to say the situation cannot improve. There are priests and lay people who find they are missing much and start to learn more about the Church as She was, but they are relatively few.  And so the cultural rot continues to advance.]  I contend that by the easy going progressive catechesis we are only producing bad Catholics who are then end up doing evil things, (like Catholics who are in the Mexican Cartels).  This is then causing the children, that I work with, to suffer from the crimes that are happening around them everyday and every night. [Another problem is that so many Hispanics who come to this country leave the Church, as are millions in Central and South America.  I will one day do a post on the myriad evangelical sects that have popped up in Irving in the past 10 years or so, with large congregations, and entirely devoted to Catholic Hispanics who have left the Church.  The Church is hemorrhaging Her members, because they are spiritually starved by the pablum they receive]

What we desperately need right now is strong traditional Catholic moral teaching.  The bleeding heart liberal Catholics always want to water down morals out of compassion for the divorced and remarried or the homosexual.  Whenever we water down one of the 10 Commandments or the traditional morals of the Catholic Church, it only undermines the structure that society stands on and the results is crime that the children have to suffer from.

I say that the silent victims of progressive modernistic Catholicism are the children who are never listened to by the pope, cardinals, bishops, priests and religious.  They are the ones being aborted (murdered by the thousands daily), are sexually abused by their stepdads, crying as their parents split up and get an annulment and marry a new stepparent that they have to adjust too.  [Divorce is devastating for children.  Even to adult children. My college roommate descended into a year of absolute drunken dissolution after his parents divorced before his sophomore year of college.  My friend was never right after that.  He has never managed to maintain stable relationships, and leads a highly disordered life to this day.]   Children are suffering by having to have homosexual “parents” or parents bringing different sex partners home every weekend.  Does anyone ever talk about the social injustice that these children have to bear day in and day out? [Children are the ultimate victims of almost all the aspects of the advancing sexular pagan culture.  Contraception prevents millions from being born and aborts millions more, direct abortion kills millions, millions are devastated by divorce and the subsequent unstable relationships that follow, rates of child sex abuse among children of “homosexual” parents are enormous…..I could continue for a very long time]

To be clear, when we water down the Gospel and traditional Catholic morals, it produces Catholics and others who do evil things that hurt children.  It hurts God and it hurts children and it hurts society.  Immoral Catholics and other people cause crime.  Crime hurts everyone, especially children who are afraid and are hurt everyday and every night. [And those children are overwhelmingly predisposed to commit the same egregious faults their parents did, or even worse. So, each generation winds up being more deranged than the one before.  I don’t know how long we can continue like this before society fundamentally breaks and we face a calamity of biblical proportions.]

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If we had ten divisions of such priests, our troubles in the Church would be over, very quickly (source?).


1. Baseballmom - July 14, 2014

The quote from Lewis is so relieve to this issue. Once the “sexual instinct” went wrong everything else fell apart…

“Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it; the Christian rule is, ‘Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’ Now this is so difficult and so contrary to our instincts, that obviously either Christianity is wrong or our sexual instinct, as it now is, has gone wrong. One or the other. Of course, being a Christian, I think it is the instinct which has gone wrong.”
— C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, p. 95

Baseballmom - July 14, 2014

RELEVANT! Darned autocorrect..

2. richardmalcolm1564 - July 15, 2014

“How do they smell to you, soldier?”

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