Wednesday, November 20, 2013
THE sPIRIT OF VATICAN II AT WORK IN RAD TRADS AND LOONEY LIBERALS
The ones who should know better, those who want to preserve Catholic Tradition and tradition, seem to be on the same page as looney liberals who disparage the Holy Father except when they like the Holy Father.
The rad trads do the same, they don't disparage the Holy Father when they like the Holy Father. Thus the looney liberals hated Pope Benedict XVI and the rad trads hate Pope Francis.
Both groups do no favor to orthodox Catholicism which is built upon the two greatest Commandments Jesus taught, complete love of God and love of neighbor, even if that neighbor is a pope.
I wonder if the group of catechumens and candidates my parish has, actually read the vitriolic comments looney liberals have made against Pope Benedict and rad trads have made against Pope Francis, if they would want to join the Church that has produced since Vatican II some of the most sour pusses faces (pickled pepper faces) the Church as ever known?
But worse yet, the example of contempt that the rad trads and the looney liberals give to the popes they don't like is truly off-putting and somewhere between paganism and hell. If I thought all Catholics were like that, I think I'd become a Buddhist or join Cabbala. Or maybe I'd just stay home and worship my god in whatever form I think he exists.
But make no mistake, authentic Catholicism, without the syncretism of Protestantizing influences as attested to by both the rad trads and the looney liberals is about respect and love, first for God and then for each other.
Martin Luther reserved some of his harshest rhetoric for popes, bishops and priests and Calvinist brought this hatred to a new zenith.
When you mix this protestantizing influence of the rad trads and looney liberals with Puritanism, then you have quite a toxic combination.
Catholicism isn't going the route of disrespectful Catholics who pick and choose who they will love, which is precisely what the rad trads and looney liberals do, especially as it regards the pope.
The pope isn't going to sell out Catholicism to protestantism or paganism. The looney liberals prefer paganism and the rad trads prefer radical congregationalism of protestants as they spin out on their own, but the looney liberals do the same thing but in the opposite direction.
The thing, though,that I like about the rad trads is that you know where they stand in their protestantism. They have ordained their own bishops. They are suspended by the Church, some were excommunicated, but that was lifted.
Only the really, really, really looney liberals have done that, the group that is called womenchurch and have "ordained" "women" "bishops."
For the most part, looney liberals work from within to destroy the true Church and make her pagan or post-Christian.
So, from where I stand, sit and kneel, I'm sticking with the Pope, no matter who that pope is. And the present pope I truly love.
He's celebrated Mass ad orientem.
He celebrates Mass facing the congregation in an "ad orientem" sort of way making sure that his personality does not influence it whatsoever; he maintains the "Benedictine Altar Arrangement" and when processing and recessing to and from Mass, he does not engage the congregation as both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI did.
He's celebrated Mass in Latin.
He's called out the looney liberals in the most direct way and thus eviscerates the progressives in a very simply daily homily at his Vatican Motel 6 place of residence, a sign of future magisterial statements from his papal magisterium!
He is in 100% agreement with Pope Benedict XVI in terms of the correct hermeneutic of interpreting the documents of the Second Vatican Council and that is through "reform in continuity!" He praises the Archbishop who took a razor to the Bologna school of the "spirit of Vatican II interpretation within rupture" and suggests that he will be named a cardinal!
He's loves Mary and her devotions and all authentic popular devotions of the laity.
He tells it like it is when it comes to the temptations of the devil.
He hugs the disfigured and disordered, physically, spiritually and morally!
He names orthodox bishops for the USA!
He calls women religious not to be "spinsters" although I think the Italian word is a bit harsher.
He calls for FIDELITY to the pope and bishops of the Church, the MAGISTERIUM!
He wants to find out how many coloring book, rad trads, looney liberals there are out there in the world's dioceses.