Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
December 19, 2016
These troubled days, everywhere I look I see underhanded betrayal favoring human depravity. The election of President Elect Trump may be a bright spot for political and economic America, but America is not going to return to former greatness unless and until her population predominantly returns to their former Christian goodness.
That former goodness was born of the American Christian Pulpit.
How many "Christians" today even attend services on Sunday, as compared to way-back-when, when America was a truly great nation?
And of those who do attend regularly, what do they hear from the Pulpit? What do they read in their Church Bulletins? What are they asked to give to? Who are they asked to accept and embrace?
What sin has been "normalized" and no longer held to be sinful?
Back in September of 2013 Raymond Cardinal Burke addressed a major component of the ultimate treason against faith and morals in an interview, which can be seen in completeness at 2013 Interview on the Cardinal Burke website.
I use this quote first as an example of correct teaching versus the general social acceptance of the intolerable. It always bears repeating: Satan knows that if he can get a man to accept sodomy as "good", he can then get that man to accept anything at all as "good".
Today, in 2016 America, homosexuality is seen as normal, i.e., "good".
That appears to be the predominant view. Are we still good?
Just look around the internet for opposition to nature and to decency and to goodness, coming from the most trusted, and thus the most unexpected "authorities".
A Religious Left Exposed article exposes how Catholic Relief Services, a supposedly Catholic charity supported by the USCCB, is pushing Population Control measures in direct violation of Church teaching.
A Les Femmes - The Truth article exposes how a Spanish Archbishop knowingly ordained to the Priesthood an active male homosexual "couple".
And another article from that site predicts more pederasty and sex abuse from Catholic clerics, because of a finding that "At any one time, no more than 50% of priests are practicing celibacy."
Excuse me? Can this be true? Can the situation be that bad?
A Restoring DC Catholicism article reveals that Priestly Formation training now includes Climate Change and Global Warming nonsense, which is not based on science, but on Scientism, which itself is just another form of betrayal of truth.
We have seen in this site how the CCHD, the biggest "Catholic" charity in America and perhaps the world, originated as an Alinsky organization, aimed, as are all Alinksy organizations, at contributing to eventual Marxist Revolution. Despite this fact, CCHD is still strongly supported by the USCCB, which itself may be argued to have originated, for the most part, with Saul Alinsky orchestrated organization. And Saul Alinsky was no Catholic; quite the opposite.
Just look at some of the headlines of articles in Religious Left Exposed:
Now we can point our fingers at all of our various Protestant brothers, and we can tut-tut at how some of them ordain women, and ordain homosexuals, and support contraception, abortion, divorce and remarriage, homosexual marriage, assisted suicide, cloning, and on, and on. But look around, at what's going on within our own supposedly One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
I don't know about you, but the conclusion I draw from all of this is:
Today, the Catholic Church, the Church of our fathers, the Church which Christ Himself founded, does not speak with one voice.
All those Protestant Denominations, and even all those non-denominational Denominations, are descended from descendents of, essentially, us; the one original Church. Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, etc., all broke ranks with the original Catholic Church, and all those other Denominations are descended from them.
If anyone within all of Christianity is supposed to be absolutely reliable for the original unvarnished revealed Truth of Christianity, it is us.
Without that essential Truth and someone in authority to properly pass it on without taint or error, mankind is lost. Not just America.
Yet, as I said, the Church today does not speak with one voice.
Look around; you don't have to look too far to prove that fact.
The Dubia still stand unanswered. I'm not smart enough to know about Papal Deposability. But I'm smart enough to know that we need to pray for the authors of the Dubia and for some form of a return to simple common sense, first and foremost at the top of the Catholic Church, or the whole world is in deep trouble.
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