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The Vortex—A Little St. Paul, Anyone?

October 14, 2015  0

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Now to news of the Synod, which has had to be called as a result of the crisis as a point of fact.

This is terrible news to have to ponder, but it must be pondered and digested and faced up to: Too many Catholics have been content for too long to simply look the other way in the face of such frightening realities. There are men in bishops' and cardinals' robes in this Synod who do not believe the Catholic faith. Take some solace in the fact that this was true even for Our Blessed Lord. Never forget Judas.

But for our own day and time, these men want to destroy the Faith and use the shell of the institutional Church — Her properties, Her money, Her willing personnel — to promote an agenda that has nothing to do with salvation of souls. In order to do this, they have trampled on and continue trampling on every aspect of dogma and theology, up to and including Scripture.

Don't think for a minute that the question revolving around Holy Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried is the final goal here. It isn't. Evil always wants more. For the moment, that will do for these men, but it won't remain so. But in this moment, it is necessary to somehow, some way get this issue accomplished so they can move on to the next goal. This is why Abp. Bruno Forte said in last week's press conference: This Synod has to say something. Indeed, it does. But on the question of Holy Communion for those living in adultery, while the words of Our Lord are brought up on the question of divorce, we hear very little on the words of St. Paul to the Corinthians on unworthy reception of Holy Communion.

Corinth was infamous, being a port city about sins of the flesh, which is why Paul had to spell it out for them. Perhaps a quick refresher will help.

Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. ... For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgement upon himself. (1 Cor. 11:27–29)

Our Lord spoke about marriage. Saint Paul spoke about sacrilegious reception of Holy Communion, the two topics swirling around this Synod. 

Some of you will recall a week or so before our Church Militant crew came to Rome for this Synod, we produced a Vortex saying this is all rooted in a total lack of faith in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This is one reason we never hear very much about St. Paul’s warning and subsequent condemnation. Commit a sacrilege in improperly receiving Holy Communion and die in that state, and you are damned. What else do these men think St. Paul (actually the Holy Spirit) is saying here?

But like Our Blessed Lord revealed about Judas at Capernaum (John 6), he too did not believe in Our Lord's words about His eucharistic presence — and that set the stage for his betrayal and consequent damnation. (And yes, Judas was damned, regardless of what the Church of Nice, "we have a reasonable hope all men are saved," sissified clergy want to say. The Queen of Heaven revealed that humans are damned, not to mention Her Divine Son. Enough said.) The wicked men at this Synod who want to turn all this on its ear will pay the price for this in everlasting torment unless they turn back now. 

We Catholics who do believe the Faith must pray earnestly for them and for Holy Mother Church. Every day of this Synod, offer your Holy Rosary for the Church, especially in this month of the Rosary.

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