quote: "Inevitably, the topic comes up of why there is so little resistance put forward to slow down liberals and modernists in the Church. We see the same thing happening in the culture, in the political arena. It's always liberals pushing and shoving their agenda down everyone's throats — just think same-sex marriage and transgender insanity. They are constantly pushing their causes and rabble-rousing.I'm not sure I agree with that. Sure something is wrong, but its not the laity. Of course, there are far too many lukewarm pew sitters out there, but I don't think the majority of conservatives who aren't constantly battling liberal agendas are slackers or indifferent. There are two other issues at work here: Protestant influence on Catholics and useless Catholic clergy.
And in the face of their continual stream of invective and foot-stomping, conservatives just back down or give way. It is the conservatives who are always retreating and compromising, looking for a middle way or common ground. This is why Donald Trump has captured the initiative in the GOP primaries. He called the bluff of the wimpy establishment types because he knew that the rank and file have had it. And he's right.
We see the same phenomenon in the Church. In our interview a few months ago with the highly respected Bp. Rene Gracida, he told us that most conservative-minded bishops also happen to be introverts and are seldom the ones grabbing the microphone at the U.S. Bishops' twice-annual national meetings. Is it the case that within the DNA of most conservative-minded people, there is a personality problem, a reluctance to confront wrongdoing?
Sure seems that way. Might it also be the case that conservative-minded people are more indifferent — or they care, but don't care enough. Whatever it is, something is wrong."
Sadly, many among the protestant conservatives have begun to see "the writing on the wall" that evil will spread throughout End Times (whenever they think those times are- it differs by person) and instead they have decided to cling to Christ's words in Matthew 10 and Acts 13:51 and "shake the dust from their feet". I have personally heard this excuse from them myself.
Many conservative protestants have given these verses as validation for moving away from some battles with liberals, and now we see with the protestant infiltration into Catholic parishes that some Catholics now too hold to this view that "Well, we told them, they didn't listen, so we're moving on to other things" mentality.
Of course this is NOT the appropriate Catholic response. We ARE our brother's keepers and we need to fight and pray and battle against evil, lies and heresy until our last breath- BUT...
...oh you knew there would be a but.
BUT... when Catholics see Catholic clergy (including popes whomever they may be) who REFUSE to point out heresy and make statements that they are not interested in converting people to the Catholic Faith... the laity are left feeling deflated, defeated and tired. Tired of too often being the only ones showing more concern for souls being lost then global warming and immigration concerns.
This is a failing of the Church, not the laity. It is not the laity who have given up, it seems to many of us, that it is the hierarchy [some] in the Church that have given up on the Church's mission to save souls and convert people.
Change the people and the people will change their society.
The Church once told protestants what their errors were and worked hard to tap down heresy where ever and whenever it popped up. No longer does the Church do this.
Now we dialogue.
Soon we will "commemorate" a heretic and heresies still held today by the heretic's followers. Is it any wonder that protestants are miss using bible verses to suite their agendas? This is a cancer to the True Faith and like cancer it is spreading from inside protestant communities and into Catholic parishes because there are little to no Catholic clergy willing to say "Hey! That is heresy!" and then TEACH the truth.
Again, this is a failing of the Church's clergy, not the laity.
The Church is working backwards, and because it is working backwards it is losing people to heresy and souls to damnation.
Christ didn't commission His Holy Catholic Church to settle border policies, or end global warming. Christ wants souls to be saved, He wants people to enter His Holy Catholic Church and enjoy the gifts found there.
The Church has either forgotten this, or has decided [for the time being] to abandon saving souls in favor of saving the planet from global warming.
God help us all.
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner