"With God and Jesus Christ excluded from political life,with authority derived not from God but from man,the very basis of that authority has been taken away,because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated.The result is that human society is tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid foundation." (Pope Pius XI in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925)
It is sadly unfortunate that the above definitions sour in the mouths, minds and hearts of many Catholic Faithful. Trust and trustworthiness has been misused, abused, violated and ignored, not by the Catholic Church Herself, but by the man and men who are its leaders on earth: Pope Francis, and the Cardinals and Bishops into whose hands an inviolable trust had been placed.
The picture at the top of this post doesn't do justice to the countless innocent Souls lost through the immoral homosexual network of Cardinals, Bishops and priests who openly practiced their trade upon the innocent with apparent impunity and superiority. But it comes as close to a graphic portrayal of the moment Innocence is lost through the betrayal of trust as I could find. No apology if it offends...it is meant to.
There can be no defence for those into whose hands the inviolable trust of a Soul has been bestowed and then arrogantly betrayed, and betrayed with such malice aforethought. The constant deck-shuffle by bishops of these Soul-killers to some obscure post is unforgivable. Although our Catholic Faith reminds us that no sin - no matter how black it may be - is unforgivable if followed by Confession, true contrition, repentance and amendment, it yet requires some effort on my part not to condemn these bastards to the infinite reaches of Hell. And their enablers as well.
"No, No...we really mean it this time. No...don't laugh (unlike us) over such a serious matter, please!No! stop it now! Wait! the press conference isn't over yet! Come back, Shane! Come back!" By the way, isn't this crisis of a scale large enough to demand a meeting quicker than February 2019??
Dear Pope Francis, Cardinal DiNardo, Cardinal O'Malley, et al...please get this: No one trusts you any longer.!! We don't trust you any longer. I don't trust you any longer.
Your words are meaningless because you have failed so often in the past to correct a situation that has been ongoing for more decades than I have been alive. Your words are meaningless because everyone - EVERYONE! - knows that the only thing to come from this gathering will be lip service, mea culpas, platitudes and pious looks of disapproval. But no concrete reforms - like the sacking of priests, bishops and cardinals will ever be done because the house of cards constructed over the past half-century or more would fall in nanoseconds. And you won't forfeit a prized gilded throne just for the sake of a few immortal Souls, will you? Thought not.
But most importantly, we all know that there will be no February 2019 press release that the four SSPX Bishops have been asked by Pope Francis to perform Apostolic Visitations at all major seminaries and that they are to recommend sweeping changes that will return those seminaries to their original intent of forming priests "according to the order of Melchisedech".
Sodom and Gomorrah were felled by the hand of God for their immorality and homosexuality. Do you not think that He might also cause to fall your immoral house of cards, only instead of Heavenly fire and brimstone, it will be the secular arm of justice that He will wield? Are you all that naive? I mean...you all do understand that you are playing with and destroying Immortal Souls that belong to God Himself, don't you? On that alone, I would hope that sweeping and concrete changes might be forthcoming, but I am not holding my breath.
I suppose that we will have to wait and see how the events of your little Spring meeting unfold, but I suspect that none of the events will unfold as you would like them to.
"...and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." None of us should think that the above quotation from the Gospel of St. Matthew is not now in its beginning stages. After so many decades of (criminal) coverups and chessboarding known pedophile/homosexual priests around various dioceses and safe houses,THE CLEAN UP HAS BEGUN.(Ed. Note: Although I began writing the draft of this post a couple of weeks ago, my thanks to Canon 212 for posting a corroborating sermon of the above by Fr. Robert Altier). The wheels of justice and their blindfolds have turned and lifted slowly, but they will now progress with unrelenting crescendo to their various obvious conclusions. And inevitably, there will be more revelations forthcoming; more posturing by those in charge to escape their possible criminal culpability (as we have seen in various official diocesan [non] responses); more neutering of the serious criminal and civil facts by the defenders of the status quo; more die hard defenders of the current Pope - whose hands have already been dirtied with complicity and should just shut-up, take responsibility, admit that he is incapable of governing Christ's Church and resign himself into Argentinian obscurity (preferably somewhere where the sheep are the dirtiest). Which leads to this, even with the corresponding Ratzinger Emeritus equation in play should a PF resignation occur: Where once it was a given that following the Ratzinger and Bergoglio Papacies a continuing Modernist Pope of like breed would be elected, in my opinion that certainty is not now quite so...certain. Our Lord Jesus Christ - and perhaps through His Immaculate Mother (as noted above by Fr. Altier) - is allowing the secular authorities to perform the cleansing that His Apostolic Ministers themselves have been unable unwilling to do. The clean up is upon us and I for one am glad to see it. Perhaps all the current (and hopefully with more forthcoming from various US states) grand jury revelations will open the eyes of many more Catholics and allow them to see the horrible truth. And perhaps not. Perhaps all the above revelations will open the eyes of many more to just how far the Church has fallen since - and in many ways, because of - Vatican II and its neutering of the Roman Catholic Faith. And perhaps not. Regardless, "hope and change" is coming, and it is coming with the force of secular law. When my children were young, I often told them that a person can either change for the better voluntarily, wherein they retain control of a particular situation, or that a person can be forced into a change involuntarily, wherein others take control of a particular situation and that person is then forced into a change for the better under conditions that may not be favorable to him. Such is what is happening in the Church today, at least in the US. Civil punishments will come and heads will eventually roll; only the severity of the punishments and the number of rolling heads are yet to be known. I for one am hoping that gilded thrones that have been used to usurp the teachings and doctrines of Holy Mother Church will be upended, and that those more worthy will be appointed. Perhaps a Athanasius Cardinal Schneider or a Bernard Cardinal Fellay is not so far off...