At long last, we find a bit of spine (and logic) in some of the faithful Cardinals in Rome.
Fight dammit and blast the stupid diplomacy and deference. There’s way too much at stake!
The work of the Devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. – Akita (approved apparition)
Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that if marriage were overturned tomorrow, the vast majority of the Episcopacy in this country wouldn’t bat an eye? Rolling with the punches is a phrase I just can’t get out of my head in that eventuality. You know, for the sake of our faux unity for pastoral sensitivity.
Speaking of practical and – ahem – “pastoral” effects, I wonder how all those dolt Catholics who forsook second “marriages” for the sake of the Kingdom are going to feel? Maybe, instead of the useless and stupid surveys the Vatican is collecting these days, it can take a real one and learn what the effect of this disastrous diddling is going to do with REAL faithful Catholics who live celibate lives after broken marriages. What about them and their sacrifices?
What do we say in response? Ah well, sorry about that.
I remember hearing from one young man recently – rock solid Catholic – when I pointed out the shenanigans going on in Rome. “If they do that”, he says, “I’m leaving.” Just like that. No apology or excuse or fraudulent “nuance”. It’s not all lovely roses that Kardinal Kasper is proposing, you know.
I told him not to worry, but I am now starting to wonder if the regular Joe Six-Pack really buys the distinction between doctrine and a largely fraudulent pastoral sexual provision. It’s a hard sell, and frankly, I’m not going to be the salesman for it, either.
I’m sure many of my contemporaries share my sentiment: You’re on your own, boys.
Eucharist, Confession, Last Rites and then exit stage right for me. And it’s really going to do wonders for the NU Evangelization, donchaknow.
So, uh, what exactly are we converting to now that doesn’t already exist in the greater culture for all intents and purposes?
As for the rest, Bob’s your uncle and where’s the nearest pub?
This man’s canonization can’t come none too soon. Don’tknowwhatchagottillitsgone.