In all honesty, we traditional Catholics accomplish very little by writing, talking and complaining about the bleeding of the Body Of Christ, the Catholic Church. It may help us feel better by feeling more united and by being able to cry together about the injustices being perpetuated everyday against God and traditional Catholics. But it is not having any observable positive effects on the institutional Church.
The powerful, people in the Church, could care less about what we think or the rights that were given to us by Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio: Summorum Pontificum. As far as I can see, there also has been very little implementation of the instruction Universae Ecclesiae that was later issued on April 30, 2011 by Pope Benedict through the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
They seem to be only interested in seeing how they can further suppress us. I do not think that we are converting them to be any more reverent to Jesus’ Body and Blood or faithful to His morals found in the Gospels.
This in no way means we are to stop writing, talking or complaining. But what is does mean is that the conversion and renewal of the Catholic Church has to come about mainly through our prayers and sacrifices. Let us remind ourselves that this is not our Church, but the Church purchased by Jesus’ precious blood. And it will be God who will restore His Church and eventually clean up His Temple.
These are important facts to remember so as to not become discouraged in these terrible times we are living in. A time where pleasing man becomes the center of our church, and not God. Where we even have to see the pope, cardinals and bishops coming together to destroy the indissolubility of the Sacrament of Marriage.
In spite of this, we do keep right on praying, talking and writing because we are helping other Catholics see the 2000 year old Catholic truth. We keep on because God asks us to be prophets in these dark times. We keep on because we are helping save souls.
But let us not be fooled into thinking that we alone can solve these massive problems effecting the Church all over the world. No, our voices are tiny, our efforts are insignificant, but we help God by staying faithful and fighting for the respect that God deserves in the Holy Eucharist, in His Church and in His world He created.
In the time of Gideon, God only used a few men to do battle for Him. Maybe today he will use a few of us to do battle for Him. But, remembering that the battle is His and we are merely His insignificant warriors.
Here is a recent example of the injustices of suppressing the Latin Mass that is happening all over the Church in this email I just received;
Please keep Father Mark Connelly in your prayers. He died today while distributing Holy Communion of a massive heart attack.
He was my priest for several years and we tried to get the Traditional Latin Mass at our parish but were prevented from doing so by the head pastor (and it was ugly).
Father Connelly was the Associate Pastor at St. Jude the Apostle in Lewes, DE, and trained in the Latin Rite.
Please do keep Fr. Mark Connelly’s soul in your prayers and Mass intentions.
Our work is to stay faithful to protect the treasure that God has left His Church, The Divine Liturgy and the Gospel’s morals. It is very difficult to be a traditional Catholic in these days, but we are the most blessed people on the planet.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.