At the time of St. Ambrose, the Holy Church was being assaulted by the Arian heresy, much like today where the Catholic Church is being assaulted by progressives who teach the heresy that dogma can evolve and change over time. No. Jesus’ truth is the same today, yesterday and forever. Man changes, but God never changes. “God is not man and man is not God”. We had better get this truth clear in our heads. St. Ambrose taught that Truth is a person, Jesus Christ.
St. Ambrose wrote about what was happening to the Church in his days too. “The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world: it therefore remains unmoved. The Church’s foundation is unshakeable and firm against assaults of the raging sea. Waves lash at the Church but do not shatter her. Although the elements of this world constantly beat upon the Church with crashing sounds, the Church possesses the safest harbor of salvation for all in distress.”
What is the foundation of the Catholic Church? It is Catholic tradition given to us by the apostles and passed on down through the ages. That is why the devil is attacking tradition, because it is at the foundation of the Catholic Church. Destroy the foundation of any building, the rest comes crashing down easily.
The Holy Latin Mass was passed down for hundreds of years. The saints loved it and offered it. How can the most important ancient Catholic tradition be hated and denied by so many so called Catholics?
We traditional Catholics know who is at work to undermine the foundation, the devil. But we also know who is working with us to save the foundation, God.
Here is a quote from St. Ambrose on the nature of God. “God by nature is uncompounded, joined to nothing, composed of nothing, to whom nothing happens by accident: but only possessing in His own nature that which is divined, enclosing all things, Himself closed out of nothing, penetrating all things, Himself never penetrable, everywhere complete, everywhere present at he same time, whether in heaven or on earth or in the depths of the sea, incapable of being seen or measured by our senses, to be followed only by faith and venerated in our (Catholic) religion.”
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.