Anti-Catholic sentiment showing up more and more in family (divorce) court May 12, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, family, General Catholic, Holy suffering, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society.
There has been a very sad situation develop locally, where a family, experiencing the division and dissolution so common to so many families in this time of diabolical narcissism, has been further wounded, and gravely so, by a decision of the courts. That decision was based on a belief that being “too Catholic” is bizarre, extreme, and potentially (if not certainly) dangerous to children. The fallen away spouse, who abandoned the marriage and has since shacked up with someone else, has been arguing for some time that religious extremism is endangering his children and demands that he should be given greater control over their lives, by having more generous visitation. Naturally, this father is a former Catholic.
While courts almost always side decisively with the female half of a divorced couple in awarding custody, to the extent that most fathers are generally given custody for all of two weekends a month (a huge problem in and of itself, but not germane here), in this case, it seems the anti-Catholic sentiment of the judge was sufficient to rule contrary to norm, and quite stridently so. The children will now be placed in a far more confusing situation, and one that places their nascent faith at grave risk.
I don’t want to say anymore regarding the local situation than that, as I am striving to preserve general anonymity while imploring prayers for this suffering family. I would like to warn, however, that this is a situation that will likely afflict Catholic families more in more in future, where religious fervor, far from being the boon to good morals and solid citizenship it traditionally was held to impart, will now be seen as a grave problem to be eradicated, something akin to psychological illness, a danger to self and especially to children exposed to this “extremism.” And, it must be said, we shall have Pope Francis and most of the bishops and clergy to thank for this situation.
Already in divorce courts across the land, it is being touted that abandoned spouses who remain true to their marital vows and uphold the Doctrine of the Faith in their homes are dangerous zealots, radicals who are “more Catholic than the pope.” Numerous papal statements, including ones involving formal teaching, can be pointed to as a contrast to an adherence to the traditional practice of the Faith. Numerous supporting statements can be found from the majority of bishops and clergy, even to the point of inviting them in as expert witnesses to refute the “errors” of “extremist” traditional Catholics. The stage is being set – has been set – for making the raising of children according to the constant belief and practice of the Faith, if not illegal (yet), at least so strange and unsettling as to cast grave doubt on the stability of its practitioners.
This of course goes back to the maxim, in a world where everyone has gone insane, the sane are judged to be crazy. While it is always risky to extrapolate current trends far out into the future, all the signs regarding governmental/societal “tolerance” for the raising of children in a faithful, Christian manner are negative in the extreme. Once again, the complicity of the hierarchy in the dissolution of Christendom and the internal attack on Catholic Dogma have played an enormous role in bringing this demonic situation about. I’ve said it before, but, I used to believe that my wife and I would generally be able to raise our children free from outward persecution, while I was quite concerned for my children and grand-children, but now I think we’ll be incredibly blessed to do so (especially with a new baby extending our parenting another 6-7 years in the future).
That’s how fast things have fallen apart, within and without the Church. Pope Francis’ papacy is a watershed in this terrifying trend, however, as, for the first time, the enemies of true piety and devotion can point to official Church documents, from the highest level, casting severe doubt, if not completely contradicting, whole swaths of Catholic belief and practice. We haven’t even begun to see the dread effects of these incredible novelties (errors) in practice. It took a while for Griswold vs. Connecticut (and similar) to get us to pseudo-sodo-marriage, but the path was set in stone from the first step. The same will occur with Evangelii Guadium and Amoris Laetitia, unless they be formally rebuked and corrected, at some point.
Again, please pray for this abandoned spouse, who has been a rock of faith, and especially the children.