Starving The Church
I have writte often, and I am not the only one, that bad dioceses and priests must be starved. Do not give them a dime, period.
This presents, of course, some apparent difficulties. A bad bishop could close the good parishes in order to keep feeding the bad ones. He could get the missing money by starting to monetise the vast patrimony many dioceses have. He could intensify his calls for donations from wealthy donors who, in some countries like the UK, make 70% of the total donations if memory serves me.
However, all this simply should not interest you. You just can’t keep feeding evil people just because they happen to be priests and bishops.
Yes, a miserable V II church near you, led by a priest with a suspiciously high-pitched voice, might close down one day, the building deconsecrated and sold to a developer to be converted in apartments (you see a lot of this in England already, though I would say mostly with Protestant buildings). Yes, the priests served a valid mass and his absolution was also valid.
But the mass of that priest was so dumbed down and kindergarten-like that it only helped your children to lose the faith once they become adults. That priest would never try to give them a solid Catholic foundation to get through life. He would only blabber the generic fluff of his ilk: be good, be inclusive, don’t reject the “other” (means Muslims), don’t be closed to “the excluded” (means perverts), don’t refuse the “stranger” (means illegal), and such stuff. Feeding these people means perpetuating the problem.
The gangrene must be excised. The limb must, if necessary, be amputated. Don’t worry, the Church is Indefectible and will never die. But it is in my eyes preferable to cut the diseased branches off rather than be responsible for their destructive, deforming existence.
Yes, many will remain without a Mass. But the Church has ways to absolve the Sunday Mass obligation for those who cannot reasonably access a decent mass. In time, many may discover that family prayer and scripture reading in a solid Catholuc household actually furthers the faith in his children, whilst the “children ‘s mass” round the corner actually destroys it.
As to confession, I am sad to say I have witnessed enough cases of priests just not showing up at confession time, or visibly peeved that there is a chap there clearly waiting for a confession, or showing up only after I have knocked in the sacristy and actually asked if there is a priest who would hear my confession, for missing even one of these people. Travel further for your confession, and get a good one from a Catholic priest. The good Lord above will have understanding for your plight, and will look with favour at your love for authentic Catholicism.
Don’t be an accomplice of these people. May all sodopedosocialists remain unemployed or isolated or surrounded by angry non-churchgoers because there is no alternative to them.
When this happens, things will begin to improve. Until this happens, we will remain the enablers of Judas.