These historians will be dumbfounded by the silence of the clerics while a veritable stampede of perversion swept over much of the world and the Church Herself. They will stand in awe at the power of God who made certain His Church would survive and flourish after such a catastrophe. After all the treachery, cowardice, heresy and apostasy that overwhelmed the Faith in those two centuries the writers of history will kneel down and thank God that, despite an army of Judases within, He contrived to refresh and replenish the Church.
They will note that in the early years of the 21st century the situation in the Church had deteriorated so rapidly that a priest or nun who dared speak the truth about simple moralities would be shouted down not only by the world, which is to be expected, but Catholics themselves.
That is what future Catholics will read about in their history books.
For the present Catholics can remind their leaders that we arrived at this state due in large part to their utter silence in the face of this growing malignancy. They allowed the passions of the Faithful to proceed without restraints, without preaching against what happens to people when they become slaves to those passions. Here is an example of those passions when they go unchecked:
To Your Lordships: This is the here and now. This is what you and the faithful you have been entrusted to teach are going to have to face with increasing regularity and viciousness. The entire mechanism is now aligned against you: a federal government, drunk with blood and perversion, is in the camp of your enemies, as well as the media, the elites; all the centers of power are flying in the same orbit, the one encircling the Church. They are not necessarily going to suddenly pounce upon her; they seem to prefer a slow encirclement, feeding the passions of the people so that they will naturally oppose the one force on earth God put there to teach them to stop their spiritual self-destruction.
|All smiles....after stabbing Fr Guarnizo in the back?|
|Humor in red|
Your Lordships inherited a world that stank, it is true. But what have you done to teach the world the truths of the one, true Faith and remove some of that stench?
In Milwaukee a few days ago the County Board passed a new ruling giving special protections to sex perverts which means, in effect, that any opposition to their juggernaut, be it a baker who refuses to bake cakes for their faux "weddings" or a photographer who cannot stomach the sight of two men kissing each other, will face legal trouble. And where was the Milwaukee Ordinary, Jerome Listecki, during all this? Just the usual silence from his Chancery. Where were you, Bishop Listecki, when all this was playing out? People all over Milwaukee County were protesting this outrage but from you we heard nothing.
|Archbishop Listecki passing along the Faith at a baseball game|
Every time one of these manifestations of malignant hatred against the Church and Her teachings arises we wonder if the Bishops - any of the Bishops - are taking note. Some do, with glee. Let God judge them. Some cower in fear. Again, let God judge them. A few will rise up again, and God will protect them.
While I wont live to see the restoration of the Faith I do note that there are small green shoots sprouting from the scorched earth. When the despotism that is now oppressing Americans implodes and the Church recovers from its stupor Churchmen will again discover who they are, and what their duties are, and then the flowering will begin.