The “H” Word Starts Going Around. Heretics Terrified.

Act of faith. In Spanish, Auto da fe.

And it came to pass Ross Douthat had a generally excellent article (which you will google without difficulty) on the Final Relatio, and repeating concepts yours truly – and more and more others, thanks be to God – are now repeating: the Catholic side won, the heretics were defeated, and the proceedings were influenced by the fact that the Evil Clown himself (he did not use that terms; I think he used “pope”) bats with the heretics.

Now, if it is Yours Truly writing all these simple facts, not many notice. But if it is the New York Times, there will be some big waves.

Promptly, the heretical squad reacted to such a scandalous truthful writing. The whining and bitching went up to the sky (or down to hell), and a squad of heretical, whining, bitching teachers reminded Mr Douthat that being called a heretic can have consequences for those so called.

I am afraid the risk is very little. Which is exactly where the problem lies.

Not only truth cannot change, but truth has just been reaffirmed – in the weak, PC way so typical of V II – even after three weeks of massive papal pressure and relentless Vatican PR propaganda. It is now the time to start using the “H” word far more often, and start demanding that heretics be silenced, defrocked, and cast in the rubbish bin of Catholicism.

The scandal caused by these wayward, evil people has now made it to the mainstream secular press. We must keep the pressure. We must call a heretic a heretic. We must make this the narrative, that heretics are heretics. Not that heretics have won, which they haven't, or that they are winning, which they aren't.

We must toss the “H” word around liberally whenever appropriate. We must question the right of heretics to be priests, bishops, cardinals, teachers and, if push comes to shove, popes. When we do so, and the Catholic blogosphere and fora are inundated of people using the “h” word without qualms, the weak bishops will be encouraged to be less weak, and we might hear stronger words of orthodoxy.

The situation is so, that it is not reasonable to expect from our weak V II bishops that they lead the counteroffensive against heresy. It is clear by now they are willing to stop it in its tracks, but they are not willing to go over it with the steamroller. The laity must rise in the defence of orthodoxy and start attacking heresy. At some point, more and more bishops will find the guts to follow.

Aiutati, che Dio t'aiuta. Help yourself, and God will help you. We help yourself by helping our weak bishops to stand out for orthodoxy, not by writing around that they have caved in to heresy – which is not true – and that they are in a Catholic Alamo surrounded by heretics playing the de guello. If you keep spreading this lie, at some point it will become the truth, because if you concede victory to the defeated at some point the defeated will start claiming victory in all seriousness, you will believe him.

We have won. They have lost.

It wasn't a victory that will be sung in the centuries to come.

Let's start working on one.



Posted on October 29, 2015, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Woe to the heretics, woe to the heretics, woe to the heretics, woe to the heretics, woe to the heretics, woe to the heretics…

  2. Good idea.

    I put up a definition of HERETIC in my left hand margin.

  3. You are correct. Of course many of the sites encouraging and promoting heresy will not publish comments with the word “heresy” and some block comments using the term “heterodox”, even when used as descriptions of opinions and not personal attacks.

    One has to resort to using spelling the terms as “her*sy” and “heter*doxy”. Even then if they are ‘red flagged’ they can be removed. The same sites are quite content for faithful Catholics to be called “judgemental”, “unmerciful”, “homophobe”, “bigot” and the new favourite term, “Pharisee”.

    It’s spiritual warfare out there and one has to be ready to face considerable personal.

  4. Looks like Cardinal Dolan agrees with your take on the Synod:

    “The Church’s longstanding practice—recently confirmed clearly by St. John Paul II after the synod on the family in 1980, and renewed by Pope Benedict XVI after the synod on the Eucharist in 2005—is that they cannot as long the second conjugal union continues. It is the necessary consequence of what Jesus taught about divorce and re-marriage and of what St. Paul the Apostle taught about being in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion. The final proposals of the Synod bishops did nothing to alter that teaching.
    Catholics in such situations are often carrying a heavy cross; they may well feel like the forlorn disciples on the road to Emmaus. Yet the Church cannot admit them to Holy Communion if she is to remain faithful to the teaching of Christ. The synod did not change any of this, despite what you may have read in misinformed reports.”,13240

  5. The word has no oomph behind it’s current existence. If it did, one could say, that there are a few heretics in Rome.

  6. FYI,gift suggestion for your favorite tradition-friendly bishop: New Oxford Review’s lovely barbecue apron that says “I’d rather be roasting heretics.”

  7. I’m extremely concerned about Pope Francis. When one is forlorn over the purposeful open boarder/multicultural policies of the European Union and looks to the church for the spiritual answers only to be affronted by his neo policies it’s a real spiritual blow on a very large scale. When I pray and meditate, my very core tells me not to follow what this man is saying.

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