Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

Exsurge! Quare Obdormis, Domine?

Rorate Caeli has another beautiful translation of an article – actually, a lay sermon – from the great Roberto de Mattei.

I suggest that you take the time to read it (it will take a while), because it reflects once again the vision of the Church so common among sensible Italians: 2000 years of frequent mess, with the addition of the Holy Spirit.

De Mattei's historical excursus is a very good way to make one acquainted with broad lineaments of Church history. He also cures the reader – and possibly many not very faithful Catholics – of every notion that Pope Francis may really change anything concerning truth; though he will certainly cause a huge mess in the “unpastoral” reality of the Church, and cause many a soul to merit hell.

Note here that Professor de Mattei launches a veiled, but extremely strong accusation to Francis: if with all the graces and prayers pouring on him as a Pope he still manages to be factually heretical, how dark must this soul be? No, he does not say it this way. But this is how, I think, he wants you to understand it.

The words concerning indefectibility are also very consoling, and make the reading worth it by themselves. But the man is really at pain to let you understand this: this isn't new, and it certainly isn't the worst ever happened to the Church.

We soldier on until our death; when, as de Mattei observes, the Pope's opinion about communion for adulterers count exactly zero.

Still, the apostles' cry resonates with me today:

Exsurge! Quare Obdormis, Domine?

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