Thursday, May 18, 2006

Randy Engel's book

"The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict on the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clergy who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds. Instead of nourishing those committed to their care, they rend and devour them brutally. Instead of leading their people to God, they drag Christian souls into hell in their train. Instead of being the salt of the earth and the light of the world, they are its innocuous poison and its murky darkness. When God permits such things, it is a very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people, and is visiting His most dreadful anger upon them. That is why He cries unceasingly to Christians, ‘Return, O ye revolting children... and I will give you pastors according to My own heart’ [Jer. 3:12-15]. Thus, irregularities in the lives of priests constitute a scourge visited upon the people in consequence of sin."
----St. John Eudes

When this book comes out a lot of people are going to be sick.

St. John Eudes, pray for us!


Screwtape said...

The book, out next month, seems to cover just about everything: 1300 pages.

The bad news is its price: $65.00. That's going to put it out of the reach of a lot of folks who could really use it.

While you're saving up your pennies you might take a look at Atila Sinke GuimarĂ£es book on the same subject (Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia), available through Tradition in Action. I haven't read it yet, but I trust GuimarĂ£es on everything but the war in Iraq. He defended that when it was way too early to be bringing out a book on the subject - hardly any of the true evidence was in.

Screwtape said...

Whoops! Correction.

The book in question will not be out next month, but, rather, on 15 July.

Just another case of proofreader blues.