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Fr. Richard McBrien, RIP, had a common law wife? February 2, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, family, General Catholic, horror, priests, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.

I haven’t posted a video by Michael Voris in a long time.  But this one below is a blockbuster.  He says @~4:45 that noted heretic and arch-progressive Fr. Richard McBrien was arguing from self-interest in much of his so-called “dissent” from Church belief, as McBrien had a common law wife.  This was apparently an open secret at Notre Dame.

Well color me shocked.  Not.  Almost all these radical progressives/modernists attacking Church Doctrine do so not because of some coolly dispassionate theological analysis, but because they have fallen into some grave lust/sin that propels them to attach Church belief, in order to explain away their sin.  This played no small role in Martin Luther falling away (his inability to remain continent), and has afflicted many other arch-heretics.  Great Saints like Aquinas, Bellarmine, and Liguori have all said that public heresy is almost invariably driven by private sin.  It certainly seems to be so in this case.

Yes, we should not speak ill of the dead, but this man in life was a major public figure and had a disastrous impact on the faith of many.  His impact was so large as to injure the entire human aspect of the Church.  The fact that his many manifest heresies were driven by personal motives is of great public interest.  God rest his soul, he’s met his judgment, and I would not want to be in his place.  His life was a calamity for himself, personally, and for the entire Church.

Another very good video below, on the penetration of sodomite agitprop into the Church, and specifically, into Catholic schools. I remind readers of my ranking of methods of educating  your children, according to the most important criteria, whether they will grow up to be faithful, devoted Catholics:

  1. Homeschooling
  2. Orthodox evangelical protestant private school
  3. public schools
  4. Abandonment/gang membership/street “education”
  5. Catholic schools

OK, I might be exaggerating with number 4, but not much.  At least with number 4, you’re not virtually assured to have a child that grows into an adult invincibly convinced that the Church has nothing of value to offer anyone, which is too often the case with products of Catholic schools today.  You might get lucky and have a Mark Wahlberg that grows into at least something of a Catholic.  And now for just one reason for the above:


1. Kim - February 2, 2015

I love Mike!! Wish he was speaking at our conservative Novus Ordo parish this week rather than a certain rotund theologian with the initials M. S.

2. Baseballmom - February 3, 2015

Well, since we moved away from the very orthodox lay run Catholic school that I helped start back in the early 90’s we have had to go with choice # 2 – which, so far, is going quite well.

3. TG - February 3, 2015

My grandson is going to a Montessori school, which is helping him a lot. (I guess that falls under number 2.)
I wish someone would check out St. Mary’s Catholic School in Temple. It might be easier for you than me because people outside a parish can sometimes find out things better. I hear academically they are real good. The kids at the Holy Communion and Confession retreat from the Catholic school knew all the answers to questions posed by the teacher while those in religion class didn’t answer any. I’ve always taught they were pretty orthodox but now I wonder. Please let me know if you know anything.

4. TG - February 3, 2015

Sorry I answered on wrong post.

TG - February 3, 2015

Never mind. Need coffee.

5. David - February 3, 2015

Until I read this, I didn’t know McBrien had passed away. After doing a search, I was happy that mainstream media outlets such as the New York and Los Angeles Times labeled him as a dissenter.

Many years ago, I read an interview with McBrien that was done in the late 80s or early 90s. McBrien noted that he would rather have entered politics than the priesthood. That said, McBrien would have done the Catholic world a favor had he left the priesthood circa 1974 (Dr. Padovano left around that time after 12 years as a priest). Fr. Robert Drinnan was another dissenter, although I didn’t know who Drinnan was when he spoke at my Catholic college graduation in 1989. I doubt McBrien and Drinnan entered the pearly gates.

Tantumblogo - February 3, 2015

Yeah and we still have “Fr.” Charles Curran running around the Diocese of Dallas. He teaches at SMU, and still infects plenty of Catholic minds there.

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7. TG - February 4, 2015

I just watched this video and other Michael Voris videos. He still will not mention Pope Francis even on the video on the environment I wonder what Michael will say about the new encylical on the environment. I wonder what he thought of Pope Francis meeting the tranny.

Tantumblogo - February 4, 2015

I think the key point is, there is no hard and fast rule. Do what works best for you.

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