Cleansing Fire

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It Makes One Tremble

November 18th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

Most of the time, I try to hold my tongue. However, several things have happened of late which must be addressed, lest I commit a sin of omission.

  • “The Immaculate Conception – anyone who thinks it’s true is sick and perverted. I mean, really, it’s disgusting to even think of something like that happening.”
    (Does this really require any comment on my part?)
  • “With the Father and the Son She is worshiped and glorified.” For the final time: the Church has been around for 2,000 years. We’ve been around for less than a century, most of us being around for less than half of a century. So why do we, in our sheer arrogance, think that our opinions (and that’s just what they’ll remain) have an affect on the Church? She is timeless. To refer to a person of the Trinity based more on the pantheistic faiths of the Greeks and Romans than on our own Christian Tradition is to commit a most grievous error. Sorry, but it is. Catholics believe that St. Jerome was moved by God Himself to translate the original texts of the Bible into Latin for liturgical and devotional purposes. Yeah, that means there was some kind of “Divine Revelation” going on there. In his translating, he used without deviation the word “spiritus” to describe the Person of the Holy Ghost. “Spiritus” is a masculine noun, and St. Jerome made specific use of that, with MANY nouns and adjectives relating to this “spiritus” using the same masculine declension. In the words of Sr. Joan, “it is what it is.”
  • “And that’s when the Church said it was okay to use contraceptives. I mean, if two people really love each other, what’s the big deal?” The Church has NEVER said it is alright to use contraceptives. If you were led to believe such a thing, your instructor, whomever he or she might be, is in grave error concerning the Church’s teaching. For anyone suffering from he delusions of indifference like this young individual was, go to the Vatican’s website and read Humanae Vitae. Seriously. Do it.
  • “It really doesn’t matter if there’s a religious Truth or not. I mean, we all worship the same God or gods, so we’re all going to heaven.” It does matter. The Church professes that if you are given the religious Truth, i.e. Jesus Christ and His Church, and that you knowingly and willingly reject it, you are, indeed, putting your immortal soul at a huge risk. This young lady was doing just that.

Apathy and ignorance are just more than “kissing cousins.” They are two notions which are so incestuously inbred with sin and liberalism that one can not by any means remove them from the thorny thicket of error.

Do not let yourself become apathetic. Act on your convictions. Don’t be ashamed of your Faith! Spread it gently and with compassion, for we all know that the enemy has no way to defend against lovingly-given Truth. I am not saying these things out of some distorted sense of arrogance and pride, but rather, a sense of Faith, for this Faith is what is our defense against error. Knowledge is of God, and error is of Satan. Pick your side, for we’re at war.



14 Responses to “It Makes One Tremble”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can you imagne the clarity on this and other issues if clergy wold preach about this and other issues? There perpl are malformed but not due to any fault of their own. They are bombarded 24/7 by our society and te media that says contraception is OK and our clergy is either silent or enables them to continue their belief.

    And what about abortion, homosexuality, pre-marital sex and natural family planning? When was the last ime you heard a holily on these issues.

    You and other sites must continue to be the voice of the truth since so many ordained are hiding their heads in the sand.

  2. Gen says:

    Thank you. I know several priests who would gladly speak out like we do here, but they aren't protected from a vengeful diocesan administration.

    Then again, we aren't either! lol

  3. Dr. K says:

    "I know several priests who would gladly speak out like we do here, but they aren't protected from a vengeful diocesan administration."

    The same is true of seminarians of years past. More than one has seen their chance at the priesthood go up in smoke because they tried to give a real homily when they were asked to preach (which technically isn't allowed, but that's beside the point).

    A word of caution to any DoR seminarian asked to preach: don't preach the tough issues, just preach the bland garbage they want to hear (we are Church, God loves us all, love thy neighbor). When you are ordained, then preach the tough stuff (homosexual acts, premarital sex, abortion, purgatory, hell, etc.).

    ~Dr. K

  4. where did you hear these things?

  5. Gen says:

    Well, not in the confessional if that's what you're asking. lol

  6. Anonymous says:

    found one of the pieces of idiocy over on One of the Women

  7. Just remember what happened to Father Fusare for preaching church teaching on homosexuality.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Pray for our priests,

    They have to stand before God when they die, and they will be asked if they preached about the issues posted in the first comment. And they will pay the piper for having remained silent or having preached marshmellow homilies.

    But it takes a lion to withstand the vengeance of a mean spirted diocese. And because they are priests, they have been put on the cross. And they WILL suffer for telling the truth.

    But many priests are fearful men and would rather conform to tyrany than be crucified.

    So pray for our priests. And encourage them.

  9. Anon 8:38..never truer words spoken.

  10. Rob says:

    The sad thing is, I can't tell if these quotes were uttered by Rochester Catholics or your run of the mill atheist.

  11. Gen says:

    They were all uttered by "Catholic youth" at a lecture series in the Rochester area.

    They might as well have been uttered by atheists. I know it's cynical, but when a Catholic girl says, whole-heartedly, that "The Incarnation of Jesus could have just been another experience and manifestation of Vishnu," I tend to be torn apart inside.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Can someone enlighten us as to what happened to Fr. Fusare, wht he said, his censurship and his leaving the diocese. I am sure, theparishoners of all the closed Catholic parishes would want to know. Thank you

  13. Mary Kay says:

    It's a good thing I wasn't at that lecture series.

  14. Gen says:

    I think Choir and/or Dr. K has the best amount of information on that, Anonymous.

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