Friday, May 27, 2016

Cesspool?

A cesspool is an underground container that holds sewage. What is sewage? Urine and fecal matter and the fouled water used to move it along. When a priest/blogger recently wrote for Crux news that the traditionalist blogosphere is a cesspool he was saying that the devout Catholics who write those blogs are tanks of excrement. Think about that and what it means and then say a prayer for the man.


Our Lady of the Clergy, pray for your sons.
St. John Vianney, pray for your brothers.

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

I saw a reference to that on another blog. Nothing that comes from that particular priest surprises me anymore. It makes me sad.

Dymphna said...

Me too.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Those priests who undermine the faith can't stand to be called out on it. You know what they say, "The best defense is a good offense." But their "offense" is, to "strike against" truth and charity, so rather than being a "good" offense, it is an evil one. Fr. Rosica and others of his ilk are experts at name-calling when their actions are questioned. It's the identical strategy of pro-aborts and gay activists (jamming). It's why those who defend tradition and orthodoxy are so good at calling their bluff. We know exactly who is behind their actions. The one who lives in the fiery cesspool, aka Gehenna.

Gina Guarnere said...

Look, I'll be honest - I've seen several "traditional" blogs that truly are cesspools of vitriol, misinformation and paranoid argumentation. I've since begun steering clear of them even though there was much to be said for some of their less... overly vehement... posts.

There is such a thing as going over the line, and when you start placing yourself above the Magisterium or flat out calling the Pope an anti-Christ or whatever, you've willfully placed yourself into the muck.

And I'm saying that from experience. My entire college was spent in a cesspool of arrogance and foolishness. It wasn't until I had my reversion that I realized the depth of my own errors and sought the Grace of God to pull me from the muck.

Even "trads" can fall victim to the label.

Now I have no clue which priest you're talking about and I have no idea which bloggers he was pointing the finger at, but it's best to reflect nonetheless on whatever sentiment may have caused the criticism to begin with.

It just makes me so sad to see this horrific division between Catholics. Such horrific, horrific division. :(

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Actually, the division is exactly what Christ said would happen in the Scripture. I'm not justifying lack of charity on the part of those disturbed by what's happening since the election of Pope Francis (and even before). But it is not uncharitable to speak the truth about public scandal. It is what's necessary to combat it. And the priest who made the uncharitable "cesspool" comment was Fr. Rosica. He is liberal who promotes dissent from magisterial doctrine. Calling him on it is necessary to protect the faithful, many of whom are not well versed in doctrine.

Kevin Whiteman said...

Father Toocool from the Catholic Community of Sts. Che and Fidel strikes again.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Was it Rosica?

He is if I recall correctly Eastern Rite monastic, Ukrainean Uniate. As such he can have been unduly influenced by the Communism these guys had to live under for decades.

Anyway, he's also a great friend of psychiatry and not a friend of free speech.