What Went Wrong, From A Priest’s Mouth.

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What a mess he started: Pope Blessed John XXIII What a mess he started: Pope Blessed John XXIII

I truly believe that unless we return to the very basics in our preaching, in our school texts and in our public statements, and unless we return to a liturgy that is God-focused rather than people-centred, we will continue to see the Church dwindle by lapsation and lose influence in society. We need to be formed again, theologically and catachetically. in key issues: the Primacy of the Pope in Doctrine and Discipline; the unique nature of the Catholic Church as the One True Church from which all salvation flows; the necessity of regular Confession for regular Communion; the Mass as the Sacrifice of Calvary and not simply a fraternal banquet; the inherent evil of contraception; of fornication, abortion and euthanasia. We also need to rediscover the essential vocation and responsibility of the laity as the salt of the earth wherein they…

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Posted on September 7, 2014, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I have a sense the tide is finally turning and the battle lines are being drawn. It seems more and more that serious Catholics are aware of what is rotten in the Church and what has been hijacked as far as the Liturgy and the true teachings of the Faith and morals. In large part it is because of the internet which has tremendous influence on these culture wars. The One Holy Church will triumph after years of degradation. Somehow the wretched utterances of Dolan and the yanking of Monsignor Pope’s posting may prove to be the watershed moment.

    • Let”s hope so.
      Certainly, more and more people will be forced to look at the mess in the eyes.
      I am afraid, though, that if Francis were to push for a revolutionary change in October most of the clergy and laity would follow him, and celebrate his “merciful” attitude.
      M

  2. “We also need to rediscover the essential vocation and responsibility of the laity as the salt of the earth…”

    That’s quite prophetic, seeing as how many/most clergy are silenced by corrupt liberal bishops. So maybe the way is to mostly have laity as the firebrands, and clergy can somehow put their stamp of approval on such. That is for now, until Francis pushes so far that open rebellion to Francis becomes widespread and he and his henchmen can’t punish them all.

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