Athanasius Contra Mundum…. Again!
I noticed it first on the page of Vox Cantoris.
Immediately thereafter I saw that some faithful commenters had also posted it on my blog.
It has happened. Praise the Lord!
Finally, one Bishop has spoken; and this poor old sinner could not, could not contain his tears.
Once again, one Athanasius is alone against the world.
The original, published on Corrispondenza Romana, is in Italian. An English translation is here. I have no time to read it now. I have parsed through it, and it seems beautifully brutal (as much as a bishop can be expected to be brutal, of course). I will write more on this as time allows. But this is huge. It’s like breathing after two weeks. It’s like seeing the light again after two weeks in a dungeon, in total obscurity.
Thank you, Lord, that in this horrible time you have left us with one true and brave bishop, one alone, in the “official” Church.
It is an immense gift. For more than two weeks, I thought it might be more than we deserve. Heck, it probably still is.But it is there.
Let me, therefore, cry it to the skies: there is still ONE Catholic Bishop who dares to speak against Francis!
Amoris Laetitia truly has separated the wheat from the chaff. The amount of chaff is staggering. But we still have some wheat left in the official Church.
One bishop has spoken. I cannot avoid thinking that he has spoken with others in the preceding days and weeks, and tried to organise a broader front; failing which, he has decided to do what he has to do, come what may. May the Lord give him infinite blessings; good, courageous shepherd.
After a seeming half eternity, one Bishop has spoken. One only. Will, now, others find the courage and take his side? Where the heck are the Polish Bishops? Has all Africa sunk into the Oceans? Are they all hirelings like Cardinal Burke, or are there true shepherds among them?
We will know in time, then the mills of the Church grind so excruciatingly slow. But I can’t tell you with words the joy I feel.
Going to work now. More to come.
This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.