See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, June 27, 2011

Who are you going to believe?



Faith in what?
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Do you believe the One Holy Roman Catholic Church, the Vicar of Christ and the Bishops in Communion with him? 
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Or do you believe popular culture which governs public opinion effecting changes in civil law and traditional morality?  Or, if you are trying to be a faithful Catholic, do you believe a schismatic bishop who claims to speak for the CDF?  Or a priest who has left ministry?  Or the bloggers and journalists who claim sitting bishops are liars and Marxists, and that they throw unwitting priests under buses?  Or do you believe dissenting Catholics who form their own 'worship' communities and new age retreat centers and tell you every one is wrong - except the gays?  Or do you believe spurious mystics who claim the Virgin has been telling them secrets for 30 years - but they can't reveal them?  Who do you believe?
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So, who do you believe?
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Bishop Fellay of the SSPX claims:  "These are the words from the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: “But you know, it’s the priests, it’s the bishops, it’s the Catholic universities: they are full of heresies!” That’s what the the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith told us in June 2009! So they know that the situation in the Church is dramatic. If they are able to say that it is full of heresies everywhere, it really means something! At the same time, they act as if everything is fine. It is disappointing and confusing, my dear Brethren, but that’s the situation." - Source
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Thirty years and still going strong: "Since the beginning of the apparitions, over 40 million pilgrims have come to the small, hilly village to pray, fast, repent, and get a glimpse of the visionaries. Some have documented “miracles” such as rosary turning to gold, supernatural sightings, the dancing sun and healings.  If this is a hoax, six individuals have given 30 years of their life to maintaining the charade. Each of them has continued on with their lives; marrying, having children, working. None of the visionaries took a vocation in the Catholic church. They all chose secular lives." - Source
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Fr. Corapi:  "The leadership of the Church has made it clear to me they don’t want me anymore. They have a right to do that and I have to accept that. So, I’ll do what I can outside of the Church. I’m not leaving the Church. I am simply doing something else in life so that I won’t wither up and die, and so that you can still derive some benefit from my gifts from God." - Source
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But what have your bishops and cardinals in communion with the Pope told you?  What does the Catechism teach?  What do the various Vatican dicasteries tell you in the Pope's name?
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One, Holy, Roman Catholic Church - Jesus Christ.
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Let the dead bury their dead...  follow Jesus Christ. 
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Art: Synaxis Of The Holy, Glorious And All-praised Twelve Apostles

7 comments:

  1. "He that honoureth the bishop is honoured of God; he that doeth aught without the knowledge of the bishop rendereth service to the devil" - St. Ignatius of Antioch. If only more obedience and respect was shown to our bishops.

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  2. Hi Terry. I recently found your blog and I'm really enjoying it. Have you heard about the new feminist nun's claim that devotion to Mary stems from a hatred of women? They are calling for her to be stripped of her traditional titles and have them "returned to God."

    More: http://www.newoxfordreview.org/reviews.jsp?did=0105-gardiner

    Thought you might get a kick out of this.

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  3. Clark - welcome. I glanced at the article - 'inversive Mariology'.

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  4. Clark - I like Two For the Road and The Discreet Charm too - I never included them in my profile however. They are rather obscure films so I had to comment.

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  5. Yeah, I have a weakness for screwball surrealist moral plays. Glad I'm in good company.

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  6. Daniel: And he that honoureth a Bishop not in communion with Rome?

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  7. Let the dead bury their dead... follow Jesus Christ...

    Many people do not comprehend that profound statement.

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