October 14, 2014

Who's On First? (in Rome)

It seems the Princes and Shepherds are having a PR nightmare. Especially with these headlines:

Cardinal on his own Report's paragraphs on homosexuality: "Ask him! I didn't write this, the author must know what he meant!"
3 - Müller on Censorship: "I say what I must say"

And these are just from Rorate Caeli...

What is going on in Rome is not meant to be funny and hilarious. But sadly, that is exactly what the above headlines indicate. 

It reminds me of this:

These are the successors to the Apostles and Princes of the Church! If THEY don't know who's on First, then God help us... 

Copyright 2014 David Heath - All Rights Reserved



The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines Anarchy thusly:

an·ar·chy noun \ˈa-nər-kē, -ˌnär-\
: a situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws. 

I think this aptly describes the attitude of the German Bishops as they crow and strut their open defiance to Rome, the CDF and Catholic Teaching on divorced and remarried Catholics - without a valid annulment- lawfully receiving Holy Communion. The German Episcopal Conference must believe itself above the law and therefore not controlled or bound by rules. 

In a recent article in the National Catholic Reporter on Communion for divorced Catholics, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference, recently stated "...a prefect is not the pope." That is correct, Dear Bishop...but the Head of the CDF rules in the name of the Pope, being appointed by him and as such you are bound to submit to his authority. To deny, disrespect or combat that authority is open violation of those duties, not only to the Holy Father himself, but also to Archbishop Gerard Muller. So...why are you giving bad example and scandal by not submitting to lawful authority? If you disagree, disagree privately, but follow the law regardless, and be a good example to those under your own authority. You have no defense if your fellow bishops, priests or seminarians disobey you, because you give the example to them of your own disobedience - no big deal, right?? RIGHT??

And what of those abandoned spouses in your dioceses - the victims of unwanted divorces - who have chosen to remain faithful to their first vows, spouses and families? How does this defiance of yours show "pastoral care" to them, if you get your wishes - with or without Rome's approval - to allow those living in Mortal sin to suddenly be able to receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord, without first correcting their sin? Why would any Catholic in your dioceses want a Catholic wedding, when you will have gutted two-thirds of the marriage bona by allowing this travesty in your Churches? Our Lord himself condemns those who receive Him unworthily, and you would also defy Him, as well as Rome, with this psuedo-dystopian, all inclusive, can't-we-all-just-be-friends-of-christ dream?

If you want to do your own thing, then please leave the One, Holy, Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church and start the German equivalent of the "God-Is-Love-In-All-Forms-German-Catholic-Church, INC" and set your own rules and rites. If you don't want to do that, then please submit to those in Lawful Authority over you, bite your tongue and make it bleed and uphold Catholic Teaching, especially on Marriage. You will find your pews and coffers much fuller in a short amount of time once you do so.

Copyright 2014 David Heath - All Rights Reserved

"War Is Upon You..."

Theoden: "I will not risk open war."

Aragorn: "Open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not."

I wrote the below comment to Jeff Culbreath's post Denounce the Synod over at New SherwoodIt is a comment I should just cut-and-paste to each and every bloggers post on the latest (what do you call it?) coming from the gathering of those who call themselves Shepherds (who would never have charge over MY sheep! Well, except for maybe the Cardinal Burke-like one's...):

"It's becoming more hard by the day to give the honor, respect and obedience due the Hierarchy - including the Pope - when every day you see/read/hear of them rejecting the traditional "good order and discipline" of the Catholic "family". Every day they more and more tell us black is now grey, and yes is now maybe, and mortal sin is now not so bad and Our Lord is just oh-so-merciful and he won't condemn us for receiving HIM unworthily. It is difficult not to run screaming from the house.

But where else is there to go? Nowhere. So you stay and just remain a part of the family, but you resist, you disobey, you challenge... everything that goes against "the good order and discipline" of the family and that is detrimental to your and your families Salvation - and continue to pray like hell. Especially the Rosary, the only weapon that can stop this madness."

And over at Catholic Family News, John Vennari has a post up:

URGENT! Write to Nuncio! Synod Poised to Surrender Catholic Morals

where he asks us all to:

"...WRITE TO United States Nuncio to demand NO CHANGE WHATSOVER on the Catholic teaching and practice on marriage, family life and perverse lifestyles, and to demand absolute fidelity to the received teaching of the Church, as found in Pius XI’sCasti Cannubii. Please let the Nuncio know you will not accept any alteration of Catholic Morals or Catholic practice related to morals."

and gives the Papal Nuncio's email address and other contact information. 

I strongly urge one and all to write to the Nuncio - I did - and protest this travesty to your Faith and Family. He also has a brief summary from the Synod.

"Open war is upon you..."

Indeed it is...

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