Be Courageous In Those Dark Places

I mentioned two days ago on a thread about how these “Catholic” Bishops go full SJW over illegal immigration but remain silent in the face of grave evil, and I was told I was guilty of calumny.

It was just a few hours later that the latest bombshell of a decades-long cover up at the highest levels of the Church made the news. It’s not every day validation comes THAT quickly or in such a prominent manner, but…

What are the comments about this scandal on post after post? Along the lines of, “Yeah, everyone knew, but no one could talk about it because he was a powerful Cardinal”.

This, people, is PRECISELY why we much have courage and fortitude and not bend to the threats, name-calling or fear of being disinvited from the ‘right’ cocktail parties. Some of you witnessed how I was attacked just a few weeks ago on my FB timeline for offering gentle correction to a few priests behaving badly, but if you fail to speak up out of cowardice, YOU become culpable for the next victim and the greater scandal that will eventually result.

Losing a FB ‘friend’ is nothing compared to that kind of guilt. Do the right thing, regardless of the consequences! The alternative is too painful, for you, for those you love and those who deserve an advocate.

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When the Shepherds Become Wolves

Bishops and priests who succumb to the temptations of money and the vanity of careerism turn into wolves “who devour the flesh of their own sheep”. Mincing no words to stigmatize the conduct of anyone who, the Pope said, citing St Augustine, “takes the flesh of the sheep to eat it, exploit it or trade in it, and who is attached to money, becomes a miser and frequently also a simonist”. Or else he makes use of the wool for his own vanity, in order to boast.  Pope Francis, May 2013

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Why Do the Clergy Hate the Church?

Every time I see some Protestant say something I want to critique, Pope Francis opens his mouth and reminds us all that while Christ founded the Church, Bishops and Priests have been trying to destroy it ever since. (Edit: For those who are confused, scandalized or just eager to accuse: I am paraphrasing what Cardinal Consalvi said to Napoleon Bonaparte, after the latter had threatened to destroy the Church. Cardinal Consalvi said, “If in 1,800 years we clergy have failed to destroy the Church, do you really think that you’ll be able to do it?”)… Read the rest