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Vic Biorseth, OWM; Sunday,
November 09, 2014
Why should anyone be surprised to discover actual evil inside the Catholic Church? The Church Christ founded should be first thing we would expect Satan to go after. And this is not the first time; it is never the first time. Remember, Judas Iscariot was one of the original Twelve. If the Church survived that, and she has survived all the historical heresies that arose from inside the Church, she can survive anything. It is good to remember that most if not all of those heresies came from inside the Church.
The fact that we can clearly see evil being held and taught and promoted by ordained Priests and Bishops is no indication that the Church herself is evil. But neither should we turn a blind eye to the evil coming at us all from within the Church. We need to recognize it, and deal with it.
We have our Scripture, and we have our Catechism. Thank God.
What the current, supposedly "Catholic" evil is that we need to contend with is the perpetually softening of the condemnation and treatment of mortal sin. Where evil Priests and evil Bishops cannot actually bless various mortal sins, or declare them to not be mortal sins, they can change their own treatment of the sinners to be something other than proper treatment of mortal sinners (i.e., not in need of repentance, confession, absolution, contrition, penance or conversion away from the sin).
We actually have ordained Priests and Bishops who would like to put a political smiley-face on various mortal sins, and pretend that they are something other than mortal sins. And to bring the ever growing multitude of unrepentant mortal sinners into full communion with the Church.
At the root of all of this nonsense is the truly stupid-assed argument that says that:
If that be true, then, why would hell exist? Why would heaven exist?
If you deny that hell exists, then you make a liar of Jesus Christ, the Lord thy God.
If you teach that it is difficult, or unlikely, that anyone could go to hell, then, why should anyone struggle against the temptations of the world and be "good"?
It's hard for me to believe than any Priest or Bishop would promote this kind of crap. What seminary in hell could they possibly have graduated from?
The Church is a Divine institution, and thus incorruptible. The members of the Church on earth, including the clergy, are of the world, and thus corruptible. Remember, even Peter was less than perfect. The very gates of hell will not prevail against the Church Christ founded, and the uncorrupted members will be perfected, as the Church is now, in the end.
This is the Church Christ founded upon Peter, and this is the Church in which God physically resides. He will prevail. Do not let all this evil crap that's going on depress you, or shake your faith, or make you leave the Church. Do not seek God elsewhere. He is our Emanuel, right here, until the end of time.
The Church has weathered other storms. She will get through this, too.
Be not afraid.
Added the video link above Friday March 10, 2017, to show where this softening of teaching has lead and is leading. Remember that the Revealed Truth is still fixed and permanent, despite all the fooled and malicious teachers, in and out of the Church.
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