No matter what the liberal pope, cardinals, bishops, priests and religious try to say, there is NO NEW SPRINGTIME IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. What the hard statistical facts say, is that liberal modernist ‘catholicism’ drives people away from the Church instead of making them so called ‘practicing Catholics’.
We, the traditional priests and laity cannot help but noticing the dire situation all around us in the Catholic Church. We see the extreme decline in attendance at Sunday Masses, selling off churches, dioceses claiming bankruptcy, closing and selling off Catholic schools and seminaries, hardly any native vocations to the priesthood or religious life and the loss of the true Catholic faith in all of our brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The evil experiment first failed in Holland, where the bishops came out with their ‘Dutch Catechism’. They wanted to please the people and water down the 2000 year old Catholic teachings. They assumed that the Dutch people would keep on coming to church on Sundays and practicing their faith. All of my friends who are Dutch and go back home, they say the churches are empty, other than a few old ladies. Most of the churches have communion services because there are very very few, (If any), Dutch vocations to the priesthood. This same dire situation is all over Europe.
If it had not been for our wonderful Mexican neighbors down south of the United States borders, we would be experiencing the same reality here in the USA. But, Mexicans continue to have ‘some’ children and so far, continue to go to Mass on Sundays, filling up what otherwise would have been empty churches.
Here are some facts that have just come out of the Pew Poles. None of us traditional Catholics are surprised by these facts at all. Yet, the pope, cardinals, bishops, priests and religious continue to head down the same road to oblivion. And instead of waking up and facing the facts, they attack the traditional Catholics who have been warning them for decades now.
The liberal, modernist Catholic just keeps on preaching and enforcing the tearing down of Jesus’ Sacrifice, morals and commandments. Cardinal Pell just stated what we are trying to say: “The secrets for religious prosperity,” he added, “lie in the Gospels and in the Catholic tradition. We’ve just got to go to them… And adapting more and more to the society – they’ll all say that’s good, but they won’t join, and it will put us out of business if we do it long enough.” (The prefect of the Secretariat of the Economy made this statement when speaking to Vatican Radio after having given the keynote address for a conference in Rome on Saturday intended to discuss strategies for promoting the Church’s teaching on life, marriage, and the family.)
These facts also cause a crisis in holy priests and laity. They see and experience the evil everywhere around them. In the world and in the Church. And, instead of being listened to or allowed to make changes, they are persecuted and shunned.
Nevertheless, we are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to have a chance of someday, being with Jesus and Mary forever in Heaven.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.