|Hmm...What can I do today to beat up the faithful?|
I know, I'll have La Civilta Cattolica discuss reopening
the question of women priests. Yes, that'll do it.
Faithful Catholics need to pray, but not to be naive about what's happening. Has the Lord allowed this because lack of faith and our lukewarmness? There is a saying that you get the leaders you deserve. Read these articles and then make a Lenten resolution to grow in faith by studying Church dogma, in hope by reading the lives of the saints, and in charity by loving and sharing the truth with others. We are the light of the world. If the Vatican is turning off the lights, get out the candles!
From Dr. Ed Peters: A blow upon a bruise
From One Peter 5: "...it can only be a matter of time before others engaging in acts such as homosexual sodomy will be explicitly added to the group of those who “must” be given access to the sacraments as a means of “pastoral care”.
Dr. Jeff Mirus: Reopening the Question of Women's Ordination
Hilary White: Pope Francis operates a "network of lies, intrigue, espionage, mistrust, and more than anything, fear."
How is a faithful Catholic to react to all this? Think of Jesus gazing down upon Jerusalem and weeping. What is He doing now as He gazes on Rome and the Church he founded on His Blood? Was He talking about the Vatican and the successor of St. Peter when He said, "When I return will I find any faith on the earth?"
Whatever happens in Rome cry out, "Yes, Lord, you'll find me holding fast to the faith as passed on from you to the Apostles. I will cling to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church founded on the rock of St. Peter, even when his successor takes a jackhammer to that rock!" Have mercy on us, O Lord, and grant us Your salvation!