Tuesday, February 26, 2008

reaping what was sown

Catholics are no longer the biggest denomination in the United States. We've been supplanted by the Evangelicals. Clearly a lot of people have lost their faith. Some left due to the homosexual pedohplile scandal but I'll bet that was just the final straw for many of those folks. There has been crashingly poor teaching and preaching from Catholic ambos as a norm for decades now.

All the kids who were taught that Jesus is their buddy and that the Mass is just a symbolic meal had no roots at all and when hard times came they blew away. We have nuns who wear earrings, and would throw a fit before they wear a habit. We have priests who have no problem openly defying the pope, publicly saying that there were no biblical miracles, publicly saying that Jesus didn't know who He was, publicly saying that gay sex is okay or at least aint so bad..... no wonder the Church in the USA is in the state it's in. If you persecute good and holy priests and promote the hard eyed, crafty and politically correct what else can you expect? If you allow the seminaries to become gay playpens then don't act surprised if normal men leave and tell their friends and brother not to try their vocations. If you drive the good and holy nuns out of their convents and disgust any devout young woman who shows up for vocation week, then don't be surprised if your order dies (Having said that some ---okay, quite a few orders need to die out, by the way).

If they have no good and holy priest or nun to see day after day what can the people do but lose hope, faith and trust. The bishops of our country have only reaped what too many of them sowed.


KitBrookside said...

Amen, D!!!

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Amen! (Although I must say in Lincoln, St. Louis and Denver things aren't quite as bad).....I'm a product of these persecutions of orthodox teachers, yay.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

The Holy Father did say that the Church would get smaller. He is right.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

very much so.

Anonymous said...

Re religious habits:
My oldest sister is a religious, a member of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.
Founded in Paris' poor, working class east end, the order was the first group of religious operating outside convent walls.
These women, rich and poor, met regularly to pray and help those marginalised by society. They decided to wear 'ordinary' clothes so they would not stand out from the women of that time. It was only when this group became 'nuns' that a habit was introduced. My sister says her order in the UK voted not to wear that habit. They decided to return to their roots. Their clothes today are modest and
certainly not ostentatious.
When you call for religious (and they are religious not nuns) to wear a habit, you are actually going against the origins of these orders.
Did Jesus wear 'religious' clothes? He certainly wasn't poor or the soldiers would not have played dice for his garments at the cross.



Maureen said...

Evangelicals aren't a denomination. They're a tendency of over a thousand denominations.

It's like saying that the folding chair denomination is now bigger than Catholicism. Folding chairs are a tendency that crosses denominational lines, also.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

It might seem that some would describe Catholics as more than one too.

Catholics in communion with Ratzinger/Bergoglio, SSPX, Sedes, the rival Popes, non-Papist versions like Gallicans and Old Catholics ...

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

You might add that starting to deny literal meaning of Genesis first 11 chapters being straight historic truth has alienated some.