"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Is the Church schizophrenic?

Or is it Catholic media?

Or me?

I honestly don't know - but something is wrong.

Today I read excepts from the Pope's homily at Mass:
"When a Christian man or a Christian woman, who goes to church, is part of the parish, does not live in this way, they cause scandal. How often have we heard men and women say: ' I do not go to church because it is better to be honest at home and not go to church like that man or woman who then do this, this, this ...'. Scandal destroys, it destroys the faith! And that is why Jesus is so strong: 'Beware! Watch out! '. It would do us good to repeat this today: ‘Be on your guard!'. All of us are capable of causing scandal". - VR
What? Huh? How's that?

See.  You read what the Pope says some days, and it all makes sense - yes - that's right.  People online say he's a heretic - but he speaks so much the truth.  Really.

Today he could have been saying the same things Cardinal Burke always said.  For instance, Cardinal Burke may have said this or that CINO politician causes a scandal by voting in favor of, and therefore promotes this, that, or the other abomination, and as a consequence should be banned from communion - or even excommunicated.

How is that different from what the Pope said today?

What is noticeably different is what some at the Synod proposed: communion for people otherwise living in scandal.

How does one reconcile this apparent double talk?

Where is all the division among Christians coming from?

Not from the good spirit, that is for sure.

"Children separated from their parents, husbands and wives who have grown distant form each other ... It is so important to think about this ..." - Pope Francis


  1. Confusing, isn't it? And where exactly does confusion come from? Archbishop Chaput?

  2. What did Chaput say? do? I haven't read anything on him.

    1. Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of his concerns about the atmosphere of “confusion” that appeared to surround the recently concluded Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. He said he had been “very disturbed” by those who engineered their own agendas into the Synod midterm report, adding an old axiom of Catholic spiritual writers that “confusion is of the devil.”

      “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the synod, Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”


  3. I'm getting whiplash.

  4. It's you, Ter. It definitely ain't me, myself or I. All 3 of us are on the same page.


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