June 7, 2019

Quis ut Deus?

If anyone should need further proof of the pitiful state today's Roman Catholic Church, you need look no further than the headlines in the news, where even theologians now seem to be gnawing on each others' necks (no links...they are there if you care to look). 

Why all this discourse and dissection amongst equals? 

Because Vatican II happened: this particular discourse and dissection is but another ever-changing by-product of Vatican II's own ambiguity.

What theologians - and every baptized adult Catholic for that matter - should be doing is combining their writing abilities and defending the Faith against those people who would seek its destruction. Unfortunately, "those people" include Pope Francis and all his sycophants, who daily are finding ways to further dilute the One True Faith and place Souls in jeopardy. "Those people" do very little for the greater honor and glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but they do quite a lot to bring greater honor and glory to themselves. To wit: 

  • a Pope who changes one of the 10 Commandments to his own liking and interpretation; 
  • a Pope that makes adultery and homosexuality God-approved lifestyles; 
  • a Pope that continually ridicules the Catholic Faith and its Traditions; 
  • a Pope that places other false religions on equal ground with Catholicism (although Francis is not the first in line on this one...).

This is what Vatican II's aggiornamento has brought: the adulation of the man over that of Christ

There is no question that Francis is a bad Pope and it appears he will always be one. There is no question that Benedict resigned the Papacy because he refused to fight to the death for the Faith, as he should have. There is no question that adultery and homosexuality will - left unrepented - send you to Hell. There is no question that abortion takes a human life. There is no question that God is Masculine and not gender neutral. There is no question that outside of the Catholic Faith there is no salvation. There is no question that we all have the ability to save our Souls or to loose them to Hell. These are absolutes - no debate is necessary. So why does any Catholic, then, attempt to defend the undefendable? 

Again, it's because Vatican II is so ambiguous by its nature that it is easy to form it into our own likes and dislikes (Protestantism, anyone?), thereby making it easier to justify and defend the actions of Pope Francis and his sycophants. As Pontius Pilate said to Our Lord: "What is truth?"

Objective Truth "...means that it is true for people of all cultures, times, etc., even if they do not know it or recognize it to be true." [Objective Truth vs. Subjective Truth, Fr. Andrew Trapp, 2017]  The earth revolves around the sun; the Catholic Church is indefectible; Christ is both God and Man; Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their rampant immorality and homosexuality. Objective Truths all.

Fr. Trapp goes on to write that:
"Christianity has always recognized that religious and moral truth belongs to the first category: it is objective and not subjective.  In other words, it is the same for all human beings living in every century, culture, and circumstances...
Christianity also recognizes that there are some acts that are intrinsically evil—meaning that “by their very nature” they are always and everywhere wrong, regardless of the circumstances. These sins are usually connected to human life and to human sexuality, such as murder, abortion, euthanasia, fornication, masturbation, contraception, adultery, etc. No matter what the circumstances or motives, such acts are always wrong and will always damage a person, just as putting your hand on a burning stove will always do damage to your hand." (my emphasis-Ed.)

So, if what Fr. Trapp writes of Objective Truth is indeed "true", then how can Pope Francis defend as good and holy any homosexual relationship? How can any religious nun defend abortion and contraception? How can Fr. James Martin continue to paint homosexuality as one of God's greater gifts to man? How can any ordinary Catholic layman or laywoman defend any of the above? How can any Catholic turn a blind eye to Objective Truth?

The truth lies within the visual acuity of our eyes and most of us cannot see the proverbial forest for all the trees. Perhaps it's because we find it easier not to, but it's also because we've allowed ourselves to be taught so, lulled into a sense of false security. 

"If the priest/Bishop/Cardinal/Pope says it's OK, then it must be, right? Even if it goes against the very words of God and/or His Son, right?" 

It is akin to the men-god architects of Vatican II miraculously producing an eighth day in front of the world-wide, wide-eyed Catholic population. To paraphrase Genesis: "And God the men-gods saw all the things that he they had made, and they were very good. And the evening and morning were the sixth eighth day."

We all now know that the "eighth day" produced was Vatican II and all its forthcoming "glory", at the time known but to God but now known by us as well. The very words of Saint Michael the Archangel prophetically describe the result and now haunt our memories: "Quis ut Deus?"

Quis ut Deus?, indeed...

Mary Immaculate, please help us poor, gullible, intractable, obstinate and lazy sinners out of this mess of our own making.

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