Almost all of the modernist liberal Catholics, (including the Pope, cardinals, bishops, priests and religious), are from the baby boomer’s generation, (born right after World War II). Within the next 10 – 20 years, these ‘bleeding heart’ liberals will either be in convalescent hospitals or where ever God has judged them to be for all eternity.
10, 20, 30 years is insignificant in comparison with the 2000 years of Catholic tradition. It is even more insignificant in the view of ETERNITY. All through out the history of Jesus’ Holy Catholic Church, there has been a battle going on between the good guys, (faithful Catholics), and the bad guys, (unfaithful Catholics, heretics and the friends of the devil). It just seems worse, at this time in history, because this is the terrible time that we are having to witness and live through.
As Jesus, the Apostles, the Church Fathers and all the saints suffered at the hands of evil religious and government leaders, so too will we have to suffer. The time has change. We are living in 2015. But the basic characters and struggle is the same.
- The devil and his minions are at work against God, His Church and His people.
- Power hungry people in the Church micro manage their church empires to enforce there ‘spiritually, morally and religiously correct’ propaganda just like the High Priest, Priests, Scribes and Pharisees did to Jesus because ‘their’ empires were threatened by His TRUTH.
- Money hungry people who charge for everything in their dioceses or parishes, even for the Holy Sacraments. They fail to do as Jesus said: ‘freely have you received, freely give.’ Matthew 10:8b.
- Lust hungry men who live immoral sexual lives and who condone others who do the same.
‘But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to the snare and to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption, Receiving the reward of their injustice, counting for a pleasure the delights of a day: stains and spots, sporting themselves to excess, rioting in their feasts with you: Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls, having their heart exercised with covetousness, children of malediction: Leaving the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor, who loved the wages of iniquity,’ 2 Peter 2:12-15
At times we traditional Catholics can be so concerned about the times we are living in that we can despair. Or we can overlook our own sinful actions and attachments. Instead, we need to work on our own purification and put all our trust in God, who in His infinite goodness allows all that befalls us and His Holy Church.
We also need to remind ourselves that we get what we ask for and deserve. The evil that is in the Church, and in the world around us, is simple the fruit of our, and others sins. They are what God uses to punish us and reform us. We need to humbly ask too; in what area do we traditional Catholics need to reform? In what area do we need to act? In what area do we need to pray and have more faith in God’s power?
As simply good Catholics, we are called to reform the Church as all the saints did who came before us. But before we can reform the Church, we need to get the beam out of our eyes so that we can see clearly what is wrong within Jesus’ beloved Church.
And why seest thou the mote in thy brother’ s eye: but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not? Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not the beam in thy own eye? Hypocrite, cast first the beam out of thy own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to take out the mote from thy brother’ s eye. Luke 6:41-42.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to have the great arms God has left for us to do battle with. All times, since Adam and Eve’s rebellion, have been bad. But the good get going when the bad times come. Let us trust in God who made heaven and earth and in the powerful intercession of our mother Mary.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.