Sunday, March 23, 2014
TO BE FAITHFUL TO GOD, SCRIPTURE, TRADITION, NATURAL LAW AND THE MAGISTERIUM, DOESN'T THE CHURCH HAVE TO RISK MAKING THE WORLD AND WORLD GOVERNMENTS AS MAD AS HORNETS?
With the increase of secularism in world governments, executive, legislative and judicial, where religion is looked upon with suspicion when brought to the public square, don't we as Catholics need to prepare ourselves to deal with the marginalization, ridicule and outright hostility towards us a Catholics, if we are to be faithful Catholics? Isn't the trend with most governments to curtail religious freedom and keep religion closed behind the iconostasis of the Church's doors and property?
These are the things that government and secularism do not want in the public square and in fact government acting as the anti-Christ want to change in the Catholic Church and will continue to exert influence and power on the Church to do so acting as a false magisterium:
1. Artificial Contraception including unfettered access to abortion even in Catholic hospitals and institutions--the Church must be pro-life and be martyred for it if necessary!
2. Promiscuity and same sex marriage--the Church must uphold the Faith and Morals of the Church which can also be found in natural law in terms of ordered sexuality according to the mind of God and what constitutes disordered sexuality. Marriage between one man and one woman and for a lifetime is ordered by God, man is to be obedient to God's plans and decrees!
3. Tied into the desire to promote disordered forms of sexuality and marriage is the corruption of the Catholic dogma of Holy Orders, the ordination of women--the Church must be unashamed and proclaim the natural law spousal relationship of Christ the Bridegroom to His bride the Church and that Holy Orders is a powerful and dogmatic sign of this in calling only men to this Sacrament.
4. Other perversions of natural law in terms of medical ethics, and manipulation of conception--the Church must base all her teachings on Scripture and Tradition and where these do not speak to modern problems of technology and science, then natural law must be the basis for moral decisions.
I am sure there are more things that the Catholic Church teaches and believes to be revealed by God that will continue to place us as Catholics on a collision course with secularism.
Are our Catholics today well informed and well formed in Catholicism to stand up and be martyred? Or will they go the way of Judas and Peter at the Passion?