Thursday, March 7, 2013
THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL
It seems like all these things are piling on as the conclave sets to begin. The sex abuse scandal of minors, homosexuality, heterosexuality, women priests, married clergy, transsexual clergy-- everything is being thrown out to the press like meat to a roaring lion.
Yes, the world, the flesh and the devil are working mightily hard in their lost battle with Christ and His Church Militant and now seems like a mini-persecution.
I don't remember all of this for Pope John Paul II's death and funeral and the conclave to elect the new pope in April of 2005. Maybe it was there and I've just blacked it out. I don't know.
But the politicization of the Church by special interest groups, many if not all, which are not Catholic or have long ago ceased to be Catholic is quite astonishing.
I am more and more inclined to believe that we need a smaller and more faithful Catholic Church and we've got to stop trying to bend over backwards to keep everyone in the Church especially those who have no love for Christ or His true Church.
We need Catholics who are grateful for what God has given them even if they want more.
We need fidelity to Scripture, Tradition and Natural Law.
We need to be an alternative sane society for a world gone mad, a world that is not only post-modern, post Christian, but also post-secular and post agnostic and post atheist. Our world is post-human and if we thought that the evils of the Holocaust and abortion were bad enough, we haven't seen anything yet.