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Many Bad Points

The talking points of the Church of Nice.

August 11, 2017  0


What sort of things do you hear these days from the agents of change within the Church? Here are some of their talking points — all bad points:

  • The Church is in "transition"
  • Catholicism is a "living tradition"
  • The more you get into circumstances, the more the moral rules can be disregarded
  • We can't always do the "best" thing
  • "Irregular situations" — how do we deal with people who "can't" live out the Church's teaching?
  • We must respect foremost the supremacy of conscience
  • The Church isn't about just teaching moral "rules" to adults but teaching them how to be good "discerners"
  • Discernment is looking at the concrete circumstances of the here and now and determining what I can most generously give back to God right now
  • Church teaching and doctrine must always be respected, but we need to take into account the whole range of human experience — biology, psychology, etc.
  • The Church doesn't really teach us about morality through official statements; there are very few
  • We must explore if a Catholic can live in good conscience opposing Church teaching
  • I don't have to follow the Church's moral teachings, just respect them
  • They shouldn't be understood as teachings, as much as they are just rules, which sometimes need to be broken
  • We must respect the "grace" of God present in the lives of those in mortally sinful relationships
  • We need to listen to the Church like we would a father — respect what he is saying, think about it and then decide for yourself
  • We must "retrain" and "retool" seminaries to help make "adults" who can "accompany" the people
  • We must move from a "moral education" to a "moral formation," not speak about rules but the ability to think through the rules

Notice what is missing from the list deliberately: a complete refusal to incorporate any notion of grace, the call to living heroically. In most dioceses around the country, indeed throughout the West, this evil agenda is either being co-operated with or ignored — co-operated with by wicked prelates or ignored by cowardly or careerist prelates.

These are the talking points of the Church of Nice, offering people falsehoods and fake theology. It is the obligation of Catholics before God to move toward the truth of teaching not live it out as "best we can or want to." The bishops who have the authority to fight this evil and who do not are on the road to Hell — and for what? It profits a man nothing to gain the world and lose his immortal soul? But for this — an obscure post in an increasingly irrelevant Church institution?

These men in their mid-60s who are destroying the Church through malice or delusion or lethargy should resign and go sell used cars. They should formally lay aside the authority of their office like they have done in essence all these years. God gave them that authority to protect the souls in their care, and they have not done so. They should step aside, now, when they still have a chance to work out their salvation in fear and trembling.

Imagine, just for a moment, the everlasting terror that will flood these men's souls when they die for allowing these kinds of deceptions to go unchallenged and unsuppressed by them on their watch — all because they want the praise of men and don't want to be seen in anything other than a favorable light and don't want to be seen as offending people.

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