Don’t Hold Your Breath

The black shoes were far too Renaissance Prince for the new Pope...

Reading around the readers' comment in Catholic blogs, I am surprised at the frequency with which comments appear indicating that either The End Is Near or at the least a great shaking in Church matters is about to happen, by which the Holy Ghost will reinstate sanity.

I would suggest that you don't hold your breath.

Please consider that short of stopping the Pope from proclaiming an heretical dogma, the Holy Ghost might not intervene at all in this mess, allowing things to go on in their very stinking way for a very long time. Words already count for very little, and in the last 50 years the Catholic clergy has proved very adept in promoting, or living together with, heterodoxy without openly challenging it. If, say, two “Catholics” live more uxorio and go to Church, the priest is very unlikely to say a single word to them, much less deny them communion. Contraception, fornication, dissent of all kind go along the same pattern. In fact, as far as a Neo-Modernist is concerned the entire corpus of Catholic doctrine can be disfigured to the point of making it utterly unrecognisable, without any need for an attempt to dogmatically proclaim the heresy.

Think of the Doctrine of War, or of Capital Punishment. They have been almost completely obliterated from Catholic thinking and acting, without any need to openly and formally deny the principle. It is sufficient that people are kept in ignorance; or told the “new man” doesn't need what the “old man” needed; or told the principle is the same, we now only interpret it in a slightly different way, because nowadays we are all oh so smart.

Therefore, things can, and probably will, become much worse than they are today. Already we have a Pope who renounces to intervene in the sodomy debate because he doesn't want to be “provocative”. Christianity is provocative: if one thinks the fear of “provocation” is sufficient justification to shut up on one of the sins crying to Heaven for vengeance, there is absolutely nothing to which the same principle cannot be applied. Not even the Father, the Son, or the Holy Ghost. Cue Imam Dolan completely ignoring in front of a Muslim audience – and thus, to all intents and purposes, denying; but without saying so openly – the Divinity of Christ.

Pope Bergoglio will, no doubt, appoint bishops and Cardinals who largely think and act like him, and we will see the effect of this in the next decades. They in turn will march “forward” on the way to easy popularity and harmless soundbites, very probably starting where Francis still stops. If the Pope has to be “one of us” it is difficult to see why the next Pope shouldn't wear a clergyman and tennis shoes, and the one after him shorts and flip-flops. Can't wait for the first tattooed Pope, too. Hey, I am reliably informed “Catholic Answers” thinks a Catholic tattoo is totally spiffy, so there you are….

How modern the clergy of the future will be! They will “celebrate” everything, and “judge” no one! They will drown in dialogue, and leave Christ aside. They will make the Mass as stupid as they can whilst still calling it Mass, but trying to let its meaning and purpose disappear from the collective consciousness as very “provocative”. They will bend over backward to appease everyone's “lifestyle” and “choices”. The applauding masses – by this time completely oblivious to Christianity – will be delighted. How very “in touch”, “relevant”, even “cool”. The springtime of the Church.

“Look”, Father Pansy will say, “the Church is full, as people of every creed celebrate our common desire to do good by barbecuing in the Church, in the presence of the Great Cool Inclusive Chap we call Joshua. Let's rejoice instead of being despondent, ye trads of little faith!”.

All this, mind, without openly denying any dogma. Dolan denies Christ and nothing happens to him because he does not explicitly say “I do not believe Christ is God”. Be assured his denial will assure him good cards in the next Conclave. So “inclusive”. Muslims will be delighted.

Make no mistake, Dolan and those like him are the future for the time being, a future that might well surpass our nightmares. Until the time, that is, when he and those like him will reap their rewards, and we will be given decent shepherds anew.

Again, don't hold your breath. I am afraid it might get much worse before it gets better.



Posted on July 1, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. They say, in bad times like this, there’s an extraordinary amount of graces falling down on us. Just think of the saints who will be raised up. We cannot fall into despair (although it is fun to complain and grouse). I’m lucky because I have access to a diocesan TLM, for now…

    Prayer, fasting and almsgiving!!!

    (and yes, I agree with you…things are really bad)

  2. Our Lady of Fatima – ‘In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph’. Pope Leo XIII is said to have had a vision in which he heard God give Satan 100 years. The hundred years must have begun at the latest when the Russian revolution succeeded – so maybe we can be confident that this great darkness heralds an imminent dawn coinciding with the centenary of the revolution and of the last Fatima apparition.

    • Well it may be that the 100 years started on 11 October 1962… then we are in trouble… 😉

      I honestly think Bergoglio is the walking evidence the Lord is going to chastise us brutally. As we, no doubt, richly deserve.


  3. Hope you know this means no clap offering for you, Mundabor. You are just too touchy.

  4. vermontcrank1

    Dear Mundabor. I am with you on this one. When Pope Paul VI fixed the forced retirement age and started replacing the old faithful Bishops, the revolution was concretised and the choices for bishops made by subsequent Popes have resulted in Pope Francis being elected which is a clear repudiation of the conservative catholicism of JP II and Benedict XVI.

    H. L Mencken once observed about American Democracy and elections that the American people think they know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard.

    Well, the vast – I’d say 90% – percentage of nominal Catholics LOVE the new Church which is nice and not mean and judgmental and anti-semitic like the old Catholic Church and they too will get what they deserve and they deserve to get what they want good and hard in the way of a hard liberalism that will even make them squirm but such is their nature that they will just fade away and stop showing-up at Mass.

    I personally know two priests in my area who have told a penitent in the Confessional that there was no need to confess missing Mass for that was not a sin just as long as the person confessing went to a protestant Church for that satisfies the Sunday Confession.

  5. You mentioned Our Lady of Good Success a little time ago and She is reported as saying that: Moments would come when everything would seem to be lost and paralyzed, but that would be the moment, she promised, of the “happy beginning of the complete restoration.” “My hour will arrive” she foretold, “when I, in an amazing manner, will overthrow proud Satan, crushing him under my feet, chaining him in the infernal abyss, leaving the Church and the land free of this cruel tyranny.” How much worse can things get? Surely our liberation is coming soon.

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