The fact of the matter is that the Catholic Church Herself is not even impenetrable when it comes to corrupt prelates and so on. Christ said, “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) But He did not say it wouldn’t try to prevail! Just one example I want to point out of the Arian Heresy,
“In order to understand the situation we must appreciate the point
that Arianism, founded like all heresies on an error in doctrine_that is
on something which can be expressed in a dead formula of mere words_soon
began to live, like all heresies at their beginning, with a vigorous new
life and character and savour of its own. The quarrel which filled the
third century from 325 onwards for a lifetime was not after its first
years a quarrel between opposing forms of words the difference between
which may appear slight; it became very early in the struggle a quarrel
between opposing spirits and characters: a quarrel between two opposing
<personalities>, such as human personalities are: on the one side the
Catholic temper and tradition, on the other a soured, proud temper, which
would have destroyed the Faith.“
(THE GREAT HERESIES by Hilaire Belloc; Chapter Three; The Arian Heresy)
The Arian heresy was known to be so great and widespread, that it is known to be “the first of the great heresies which threatened at one moment to undermine and destroy the whole of Catholic society..” ! (THE GREAT HERESIES Hilaire Belloc) One wonders how some refuse to see how the Clergy could possibly be wrong about anything nowadays (unless they are Traditional that is…) Ha!
Cardinal Burke, for example is one of the great warriors for the True Faith; he often talks “with clarity” that is SO desperately needed today. He explains point blank what is sinful and WHY it is sinful; just as a good shepherd is called to do! This is what the clergy are all supposed to be doing – especially in this day and age where “Data shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age and who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives.”
People have no idea what is right or wrong anymore! Catholics especially! And the Clergy are seriously misguided in their beliefs that we all already have “well-formed consciences“. We do not. We need to be properly Catechized FIRST AND FOREMOST – How could a person understand what it means, according to the Faith, to “Vote their conscience” unless they truly understand the seriousness of SIN? Of the fact that Homosexuality is a MORTAL SIN? That Abortion is a MORTAL SIN? That a person with ONE unrepented MORTAL SIN on their soul goes to HELL forever? That voting for a person who is FOR Abortion, Homosexuality… ect is a SIN!?
Look at the statistics of how many Catholics vote for the Democrat (Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay, Anti-Catholic and Very Liberal)
Half of U.S. adults raised Catholic have left the church at some point!!!
Doesn’t this ring any ALARMS up there in those Parish Offices!?
CATHOLICS. ARE. NOT. PROPERLY. CATECHIZED. People are going to HELL. This is very serious. Don’t believe me? Take a listen to Our Lady of Fatima some time, it might jog your sense of urgency!
“Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.”
Until next time, God bless, and pray for the Clergy, for they have an enormous duty that they are neglecting to fulfill!