Some may think so, but I assure you, the opposite is true. But, ever since Vatican II I’ve wondered when the Church is going to return to its roots, which is Tradition. High-ranking clerics have gone off the deep end, so-to-speak, and seem more concerned with secular, humanistic concepts than Traditional doctrine and dogmas. This was and is especially true, it seems to me, by those occupying the Chair of Peter.
Now, when I was confirmed many years ago, I was told that the Sacrament of Confirmation made us “soldiers of Christ” and we were to defend the Faith against all attacks. So, when I see abuses in the Church which demean Tradition, and clerics acting like clowns, I react. When I see high-ranking members of the Church wanting to dialogue with the devil using the term “ecumenism” to justify their stance, I react. And so, I post the following, hoping that somehow the Church will turn away from the world, the flesh and the devil and return to its roots. At the same time, I pray and pray fervently with rosary in hand that Blessed Mother will assist us and intercede with Her Divine Son to restore all things in Christ.
- Nevertheless, let those who think themselves to stand, take heed lest they fall, and, with fear and trembling work out their salvation, in labours, in watchings, in almsdeeds, in prayers and oblations, in fastings and chastity: for, knowing that they are born again unto a hope of glory, but not as yet unto glory, they ought to fear for the combat which yet remains with the flesh, with the world, with the devil, wherein they cannot be victorious, unless they be with God’s grace, obedient to the Apostle, who says; We are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh; for if you live according to the flesh, you shall die; but if by the spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live.