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Pres. Bush, Just War, US Catholic Bishops, Heart Rending Contradictions

We are told by our US Bishops that the war in Iraq is a moral evil—in fact, maybe an evil on the level of a Mortal Sin. Bush has not satisfied the conditions of a Just War, we are told. Dialog with our foes is the answer. We must understand and appreciate them. They have a right, after all, to live in peace and in their own way. Islam is just as viable and legitimate as Christianity, we are told. Vatican II says so, we are told. A good Muslim will go to heaven the same as a good Christian, whether Catholic or Protestant. Why, any good person, believer or atheist, will go to heaven—I believe we are told that everyone will go to heaven.

Not really funny. Especially when we stop and consider this question: Is the current “liturgical holocaust”, as Peter Kreeft calls it, a Just War? Is it true that everbody goes to heaven? It seems that it is true that everybody goes to heaven, except a select group in the Catholic Church. That select group would be anybody that loves the whole Church. The Church which has existed for the last 2000 years. The Church which has given us the dogmas of theTrinity, the Hypostatic Union, Transubstantiation, and Outside the Catholic Church There is No Salvation. Yet, those of us the hold to all of these dogmas unwaveringly are jeered at and mocked and either dismissed as hopelessly outdated, or (and this is a big or) we are targeted as a mortal danger to the liberal utopia (which I am glad to say that I am a mortal danger to Satan’s own agenda).
The liberal US Bishops, like all utopian elitists, despise the faithful. They faithful are too stupid, too simple to understand the prayers as they are in the official Latin. That is why they are warring against the new more faithful translations… or maybe they know that we are not too simple and too stupid. Maybe they know that we are smart enough to see that what we have been fed for the last 40 years is not Catholicism, but Liberal Protestantism. Maybe they are afraid that if we begin to own these prayers in an accurate way, we will begin to disabuse ourselves of the notion that everybody will go to heaven—especially when we hear the priest say, “IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY…” Many? You mean that this saving blood will not be applied efficaciously to every soul regardless of whether they want it or not?
Maybe there is a mixed disdain and fear of the faithful. Rorate Caeli has a great selection from Dom Prosper Guéranger on the assault on the Holy Mass.

We must admit it is a master blow of Protestantism to have declared war on the sacred language. If it should ever succeed in destroying it, it would be well on the way to victory. Exposed to profane gaze, like a virgin who has been violated, from that moment on the Liturgy has lost much of its sacred character, and very soon people find that it is not worthwhile putting aside one’s work or pleasure in order to go and listen to what is being spoken in the way one speaks on the town square…

Thank God not all bishops are liberal. My Bishop in the Baker Diocese in Oregon is Bishop Robert Vasa. He is working hard to rebuild the liturgy and educate the faithful here in Catholicism, and not Protestant liberalism. Please pray for him.

Pray for our Holy Mother Church as she endures yet another apostasy of her members. She will come out stronger than ever, as is always the case.

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June 20, 2007 - Posted by | Religion

1 Comment »

  1. hm. If you control the language you control the culture. For instance, when talking about abortion, make sure to refer to unborn children as “fetuses”. A great way to avoid emotional attachments or admissions of full humanity etc. It’s somewhat subtle, but I think it does make a difference. Can you imagine media coverage about millions of babies being aborted? Of course not, but they can talk about the mass killing of fetuses without batting an eye.

    There was an interesting comment on Fr. Z’s blog about McCluhan’s predictions for what would happen when people started using microphones in the liturgy. Interesting stuff. McCluhan was one of those interesting sorts of people who was loved by somewhat fringe-y types until they found out that he was a traditional Catholic. He’s famous for “the medium is the message” and pushing to get rid of televisions. You may already know this… Just passing on what I heard from our amazing catechist in GR.

    Thank goodness there are still some faithful, well read Catholics passing on the faith!

    Comment by Robin | June 20, 2007


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