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Sunday, September 1, 2013

"Progressive" Catholics in the Church



Some important quotes to think about before you read this post…

"According to their knowledge, competence and prestige which they possess, [the Christian faithful] have the right and even at the times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful" - Canon Law 212 Section 3
  "Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." -Pope St. Felix III
"When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the "Son of Perdition" of whom the Apostle speaks (II. Thess. ii., 3). Such, in truth, is the audacity and the wrath employed everywhere in persecuting religion, in combating the dogmas of the faith, in brazen effort to uproot and destroy all relations between man and the Divinity! While, on the other hand, and this according to the same apostle is the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God, raising himself above all that is called God; in such wise that although he cannot utterly extinguish in himself all knowledge of God, he has contemned God's majesty and, as it were, made of the universe a temple wherein he himself is to be adored. 'He sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God' " (II. Thess. ii., 2). -Pope St. Pius X, E Supremi
"If the faith is in imminent peril, prelates ought to be accused by their subjects, even in public." -St. Thomas Aquinas
"The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful."-Pope St. Pius X
 "When lies have been accepted for some time, the truth always astounds with an air of novelty."- St. Clement of Alexandria

Progressive “Catholics” as they call themselves (they don’t like to be called “liberal” anymore) are on the march and growing INSIDE our Church.  They are not just in our laity, but also within our clergy as you will see.

During this year’s 2013 WYD they heard Pope Francis say, “… I want to see the church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism, the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our parishes, schools or structures. Because these need to get out!"

And from that they have determined that Pope Francis is going to “decentralize” the Catholic Church and make way for all new theology- gay marriages, women priests, abortion, birth control, a democratic Catholic Church where the laity vote for bishops and popes and more.

Yes, that is what they want.



*facepalm*

They look to Hans Kung (who in my opinion SHOULD have been excommunicated and tossed OUT on his backside decades ago for the HERETIC he is) for his view of Vatican II and how the Catholic Church of the future should be:

“While no reasonable person will expect that all reforms can be effected by one man overnight, a shift would be possible in five years….But today the direction should be made clear again: not a restoration to pre-council times as there was under Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI, but instead considered, planned and well-communicated steps to reform along the lines of the Second Vatican Council,” says Hans Kung” [quote from CatholicChurchReform.com]

Their plan is essentially to turn the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church into another protestant denomination while maintaining the title “Catholic” and claiming the Vatican.
Unfortunately, (again) SOME Catholic Bishop’s turn a blind eye to this heresy and do…well, NOTHING.  *Examples to follow*

Pope Benedict XVI (among some controversy at the time) sat down to dinner with Hans Kung, a well known euthanasia supporter.  Kung, while forbidden from TEACHING Catholic theology (a true blessing, trust me!), still retains priestly faculties because neither his Bishop nor any Pope has revoked them.

*sigh*

Is it ANY wonder why we have Catholics the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden publicly declaring they ARE Catholic while at the same time FLAUNTING their heretical beliefs without a Bishop in site to stop them?

THAT my friends is what is wrong with the Church today- rotten heretics IN the Church.

"The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful."-Pope St. Pius X

For a Bishop, to NOT correct heretical beliefs in the Church is to allow them to grow and spread like a disease.

What can we think of this?

Are the Bishops too lazy?

Maybe some.

Are SOME of the Bishops themselves corrupt and holding heretical beliefs?

Yes.  We’ve seen the proof of that not only in the clergy abuse tragedy, but also in (too many to count) dioceses where liturgical abuses occur (who can forget Father Fred Bailey and his Halloween Masses where he dresses like Barney the dinosaur and has women dressed as red devils handing out the Eucharist to people like trick-or-treaters) and in some areas with entire parishes are working hard to ensure gay marriage by having parades and fund raisers right under the Bishop’s noses.  Either those Bishops are completely clueless or they just don’t care.  Either way, they are inept and are failing Holy Mother Church and Her commission from Jesus.

Here is Father Fred Bailey (still going strong with his Bishop’s blessing)



http://youtu.be/khco_N-uEOY

  
Sadly there are many, many more like him in our Church.
From liturgical abuses to flat out heresy, some of our Bishops are COMPLETELY failing in their duties as Bishop to CORRECT parish priests AND the laity.  Other Bishops are PUBLICLY PROMOTING HERESY!  Yes, it’s true.

Some examples of what I mean…

“At a conference in Pittsburgh, sponsored by New Ways Ministry, Bishops Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit and Matthew Clark of Rochester, New York, encouraged homosexuals to be active in the Church, and suggested that in time the Catholic Church would approve homosexual unions.
And from the same article:

Sister Margaret Farley of Yale Divinity School made the astonishing assertion: "None of the sources of Christian ethics, I would argue, yields reasons to condemn homosexual acts or relationships as such."  What sort of people would participate in such an assault on Catholic tradition? The answer to that question highlights the danger to the Church. Francis DeBernardo, the head of New Ways Ministry, told a reporter that nearly half of the people attending the conference were Catholic priests or nun, and perhaps as many as 75 percent of the participants were engaged in some form of religious education or diocesan ministry. So the people who are being encouraged to distort the Church's teachings will now go back to their own diocesan jobs, and spread the message of dissent.”

[Source: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=4547 ]


These Bishops should not BE Bishops! Nor theses “nuns” still be nuns!

And more…

The University of San Francisco describes its self as a JESUIT University [source: http://www.usfca.edu/about/mission/ ]
 This “Jesuit” University promotes the “gay agenda” that the Church officially rejects!

Several official departments at the University of San Francisco not only encouraged students to take part in the city’s LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Pride Parade on June 30 but also provided free t-shirts to students and their guests who signed up to march.According to the Pride Parade site, the University of San Francisco LGBTQ Caucus for Faculty/Staff marched behind Planned Parenthood and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.”
 More from the same article: 

“Ironically, the University lists the McCarthy Center on its website extolling its mission as a Jesuit university. It states, “Experience Jesuit Values at USF.”
So what's up with the Jesuits?  Just WHO is the president of this “Jesuit” University that directly opposes the Church with heresy?

The Reverend Stephen Arena Privett, S.J. (born 1942 San Francisco, California) is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus. Father Privett is the 27th and current president of the University of San Francisco [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Privett,_SJ ]

Yoo-hoo!! 

Bishops!  

Remember this….

"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." -Pope St. Felix III

**Now I know some of you don’t like me defending Michael Voris, but let me just interject something here. 
Michael Voris’ internet show was previously called “RealCatholicTV.com” because it stuck with OFFICIAL “real” Catholic teachings backed up by the catechism.  The Archdiocese of Detroit demanded that Voris not use the word “Catholic” any longer because under Canon Law 216 ‘no undertaking is to claim the name 'Catholic' without the consent of competent ecclesiastical authority’, so in the end Voris changed the title from “RealCatholicTV” to “ChurchMilitantTV”.  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Voris ]

Now here’s the rub… WHY do SOME Bishops target Catholic laity who ARE teaching and sharing official Church doctrine, yet turn a blind eye- or WORSE -SUPPORT Catholics who PUBLICLY oppose official Church doctrine?

Why?

Why are “Catholic” Universities supporting things that contradict Catholic teaching?  Why are Pro-Abortion “Catholic” politicians allowed to cause scandal by publicly receiving Holy Communion regardless of THAT Canon Law #915 that forbids it? 

[Canon Law #915 http://www.ewtn.com/library/CANONLAW/burkcompol.HTM]

Did no one see these sparks of heresy growing into a forest fire?

Have we learned NOTHING from heresies in the past?

Heresy does not fade away.  It must be STAMPED OUT.

Like the flame in the forest, you MUST put it out or it will burn down the forest.

The Catholic Church today has a forest fire taking up its real-estate and most people are too blind to see the flames around them.  Others, (like me) are choking on the black smoke that is billowing out of Her and we want to help.
We want our Bishops to STAMP OUT the heresies, stop clergy abuse, stop scandal and stop fanning the flames with their “If we ignore it, it will go away” approach.

It won’t go away.

On the “CatholicChurchReform.com” website, a recent blog post ran with the Martin Luther King “I have a dream” speech and wrote their own “dream speech” for how they would like the Holy Catholic Church to be. (Warning: you might want to vomit, so don’t read this on a full stomach)

“I dream of a Church that is inclusive of all faiths. When they come to share in our liturgy they are also welcomed to share the Eucharist with us. I have a dream. I dream that the Church will become less clerical encouraging more of a voice from the people of God. I dream that the baptized faithful are encouraged to take an active role in the selection of their bishops in every diocese throughout the world. I have a dream. As we face a shortage of priests to lead our Church, I dream of a time when celibacy would be optional and when women would be given an expanded role in the Church. I dream of a Church that encourages the faithful to exercise their conscience in matters of faith and morals. In such instances as the use of birth control or divorce and remarriage, the faithful would be encouraged to receive the Sacraments if their conscience guides them to do so. Already, with the election of Francis, I no longer have to dream of a Church that recognizes that Jesus died for all who do good, not just for Catholics. I no longer have to dream of a Church that embraces atheists and those who love and share their lives with those of the same sex. Pope Francis is giving me hope. I have a dream that reform is coming to our Church and that we, as members of the Church, will have a part in supporting the pope to bring this about. I have a dream.” [Source: http://catholicchurchreform.com/blog/?p=43]

This “dream” is NOT the Holy Catholic Church that Christ created.  This “dream” is just another protestant denomination – but progressives are NOT happy with merely creating ANOTHER protestant denomination- no. They want to FORCE the real Church to change for them.

Sound familiar?

True Marriage - gay “unions” – gay “marriage”.
  
They wanted the term “marriage” so the nation had to REDEFINE what “marriage” meant.

Now these progressives what to REDEFINE what the Catholic Church is!

*head explodes*

The Apostles didn’t ignore the heretics and wish them away.  Neither did the Council of Trent.

So why are heretics IN the Church TODAY not dealt with as in the past?

Too high up?  Too much trouble?  Not enough good men willing to take on the task of REALLY “cleaning house” within the Church?  I don’t know the answer or even if there is ONE answer.  That’s far above my pay grade, as the saying goes.

What I think is, we don’t need ONE good Pope to do it.

We need ALL practicing laity and the GOOD clergy- together, from laity to deacon to parish priest to Bishop to SPEAK UP!  Point your fingers at the heretics IN and OUT of the Church and let them be known!

Or as the Council of Trent put it… “LET HIM BE ANATHEMA!” [Meaning excommunicated]

Do you have a wonderful Bishop?  Tell the world about him!

Pray for him!  Thank him!  Ask God to strengthen him so that he can do what Christ calls him to do.  And then thank God you have that Bishop!

We have great and wonderful Bishops and they MUST have our support.
Do you know a progressive “Catholic”?  Teach him/her the TRUTH.  It might not be entirely their fault they are “progressive”! 

"When lies have been accepted for some time, the truth always astounds with an air of novelty."- St. Clement of Alexandria

If they belong to a liberal leaning/progressive parish they are being spoon fed heresy and it’s corrupting their thinking.

You can change that!  You can put out the fire of heresy and keep it from spreading to others.

Plant the seeds of Truth every chance you get.  You just might be the ONLY one they hear the Truth from.  You can change a person’s life and lead them to the path of salvation simply by telling them the Truth of God’s Word.    
And don’t neglect to correct the “progressive” clergy either. Just because they are clergy doesn’t mean you can’t approach them with your concerns.
Write them letters filled with quotes from the catechism, Saints and Popes showing them the Truth of the Church.

"According to their knowledge, competence and prestige which they possess, [the Christian faithful] have the right and even at the times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful" - Canon Law 212 Section 3

And remember…


"When all this is considered there is good reason to fear lest this great perversity may be as it were a foretaste, and perhaps the beginning of those evils which are reserved for the last days; and that there may be already in the world the "Son of Perdition" of whom the Apostle speaks (II. Thess. ii., 3). Such, in truth, is the audacity and the wrath employed everywhere in persecuting religion, in combating the dogmas of the faith, in brazen effort to uproot and destroy all relations between man and the Divinity! While, on the other hand, and this according to the same apostle is the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God, raising himself above all that is called God; in such wise that although he cannot utterly extinguish in himself all knowledge of God, he has contemned God's majesty and, as it were, made of the universe a temple wherein he himself is to be adored. 'He sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God' " (II. Thess. ii., 2). -Pope St. Pius X, E Supremi

Are we fighting against the “Son of Perdition” or FOR him?

Catholics must FIGHT FOR YOUR FAITH.  Don’t let the progressives gain any more ground.  Teach TRUE Catholicism!  Call out the heretics!  Expose the lies being fed to the mass AT our Masses and beyond.

As Sacred Scripture says (which is the motto of this blog) 
“Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.” Romans 14:16

Our Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church IS GOOD as are Her teachings. Don’t let anyone tell you anything less.

May God bless you all and keep you safe.

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

Links/Sources:
CatholicChurchReform:  http://catholicchurchreform.com/
UFCA calling its self Jesuit: http://www.usfca.edu/about/mission/
Progressive’s Catholic Church dream: http://catholicchurchreform.com/blog/?p=43
Father Fred Bailey’s Halloween Mass: http://youtu.be/khco_N-uEOY


4 comments:

Linda Clerkin said...

Dang, but this is a good place to get some marching orders. :)
Thank you, Julie.

And now, on your feet, soldier.
Serviam!
Linda

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner said...

LOL Linda
I think of it more as cheerful encouragement. :)

God bless and thanks for reading.

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

Linda Clerkin said...

Julie,
:)
Yep.

Becca said...

I fear that these are the beginnings of the "one world religion" which is to come and greatly deceive people, Christians included, unless we are on our guard. All that is happening is clearly an evil, spiritual attack, not just on the Catholic church, but on all denominations of the Christian faith. I have seen it in my own, small town in which a Protestant church, which I'd gone to as a little girl, was split apart by the acceptance of full-on practicing homosexuals. This would have been UNTHINKABLE to my grandfather, who also attended this church. He would be spinning in his grave if he knew what had happened to his beloved church!

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