From; Overheard in the Sacristy
By Fr LW Gonzales On February 8th, 2009
There are times when a comment to a post speaks for many. Here follows Vatican 2 Catholic’s comment to my post of His Holiness bearing the title: Viva Il papa! Viva!
This article is going to be very blunt right off the bat. In regards to the recent numerous attacks on Pope Benedict and the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX the critical priests, bishops, cardinals who are pledged in obedience to the pope quite frankly need to shut up.
What a bunch of self righteous tradition hating intolerant bigots. Talk about showing one’s true colors. Way to be true to the Gospels and imitators of Christ by reaching out and welcoming back a million plus Catholic souls who have been isolated from the Church for over twenty years. Great pastoral work there boys! To be frank you critics of the Pope are as just as light headed as the rest of these media junkies who couldn’t get a Catholic thing right if the Pope himself educated them. If you think one
stupid bishop’s comments in an interview done last fall changes the stance of the Church’s teaching and the efforts that Pope Benedict has made through his entire life to work against anti-Semitism then your just as blind as the rest of them.
We’re really getting sick and tired of half ass Catholics who are more so in name than in deed attacking the Church and the person God Himself has appointed as the Vicar of Christ (in case you forgot your theology in your bureaucratic politics).
Hardly one of you has done a blasted thing to condemn the sex scandals and hold your fellow bishops or priests accountable.
Hardly any of you has followed the documents of the Council in regards to the liturgy and ecumenism. As far as many of us obedient and orthodox ‘novus ordo’ Catholics are concerned you’re just as disobedient and on the verge of schism as the SSPX.
We have traveled to at least 15 western countries world wide since the release of Redemptionis Sacramentum and have hardly seen any implementation of the document who your so called ‘beloved John Paul the Great’ mandated to be implemented immediately.
Half of you have been a bunch of cowards in following the teachings of the Church in regards to abortion, politicians and the reception of the Body of Christ in the Eucharist.
We haven’t seen any unified public condemnation for the widespread dissent in your seminaries and convents. But in some of your seminaries the frequent occuring of online use of pornographic materials and child porn in some cases doesn’t seem to be a concern to you.
The disregard for adherence to the teachings of Humanae Vitae and holding your priests accountable are completely out of line with your ‘vocation descriptions’.
Your lack of excommunications or corrections for Catholics and Catholic Universities who out rightly defy or deny almost every sexual teaching that the Church holds including the open declaration of many of your priests to support same sex unions and participation in gay events is frankly disgusting.
Many of you continue to do nothing in correcting and dealing with the many priests, nuns, and laity who openly defy and disobey the teachings of celibacy and woman’s ordinations.
The European bishops have done a great job at keeping up the Churches as museums but in Church attendance they have failed miserably which shows a lack of doing what a bishop is suppose to do, teach the faith.
The lack of excommunications for ‘Catholics who have endorsed or enabled the availability of same sex unions.
The Canadian Bishops have yet to rebuke the 200 plus religious orders who in 2007 generated a report full of dissent in teaching, discipline, sexuality, celibacy, homosexuality, divorce, and female ordination.
The Canadian Conference of Bishops still refuse to allow the Vatican to investigate whether the Winnipeg Statement contains schismatic claims.
And you bishops world wide continue to question the authority of the pope and the huge dilemma he has to fix because of your failings. Look to yourselves before you criticize and condemn others.
Wake up priests and bishops and do your jobs. The pope is doing an excellent job of getting the Catholic Church back on its feet and unifying all Christians back into the fold. And you stand there like a bunch of hypocrites criticizing your leader. Maybe if you started following His example in teaching, example especially in regards to Ecumenism and Liturgy you would see a change in the world in which you have allowed to become so corrupt with sin. And if you had been as obedient and tolerable as you
claim to be then you would have never allowed this situation to get to where its at. Stop pointing fingers at the Pope and start pointing them to God in prayer. Your lack of charity with both the Pope and the millions of Catholics who adhere to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church is no
longer tolerable. Either wake up and deal with the crisis of faith that you have allowed to occur for the past 40 years or as John Paul told the liberal regimists in South America “Silencio” .
Just look at the simple comments from the Pope on the Media recently released asking us to use the media to proclaim the Gospel and instead you use it to create friction, division and attack your leader. This goes just as well for the Bishop Williams fellow as well. Great example from our leaders and teachers of the faith!
To be a member of the Catholic Church means you adhere to the teachings and the Magisterium, Not attack it! If you’re not with the Church then you are against the Church. It’s that simple. Not our words Jesus’. These internal attacks on the orthodoxy of the faith and the papacy need to end now! This
nonsense has been going on for 40 plus years and quite frankly its sinful. The Catholic Church is not an organization running a Public Relations campaign. The Catholic Faith is not an opinion it is a way of life. The faith is not a Catholic buffet either you accept it in fullness or get out. Why do you distract those who have chosen the Church as their way of life with your spiritual garbage. Why are you in the Church if you are not here to build it up. Why are you still here if you hate orthodoxy and the Church’s teachings.
The Catholic Church is the One True Church of Jesus Christ in which is concerned only with the salvation of all mankind. If that is not your mission within the Church to cooperate with God’s mission and save souls including the million plus members of the SSPX then as Vatican II says ‘You are neither of use to yourself or to the Church’. If you attack the Papacy you are attacking the Church. If you are attacking the Church you are attacking Jesus Himself. It’s really time for the Church’s members to stop attacking the Church and start building it up. Your are the body of Christ. You are the salt of the earth. You are commanded to save souls. You are told to preach the gospel. “I give you a new commandment love one another as I have loved you”