The Church must not conform to the world. The world must conform to the Church. The Church cannot continue to pander to the desires and passions of the world that is of its father, the devil. True mercy is to teach the world with authority what it must do and believe to be saved.
“For the preservation of the moral order neither the laws and sanctions of the temporal power are sufficient, nor is the beauty of virtue and the expounding of its necessity. Religious authority must enter in to enlighten the mind, to direct the will, and to strengthen human frailty by the assistance of divine grace. Such an authority is found nowhere save in the Church instituted by Christ the Lord.” ~Pope Pius XI, “Casti Connubii”, 1930)
Very many in the Hierarchy have failed in their divine mission given to them by Christ when he said to go forth and baptize, teaching the nations all that Christ commanded them. Those clamoring for the destruction of the doctrines of the Church, concerning marriage and the Blessed Sacrament are heretics and deserve to be excommunicated for their crimes against Our Lord’s Church. Pope Leo XIII says:
“The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavor than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own.” ~Pope Leo XIII, “Satis Cognitum”
Once again, the pastoral practice serves to uphold the doctrine. Take away the pastoral practice and the doctrine is meaningless. This is the kind of evil that is being promoted in Rome at this minute.
Recently, the President of the Polish Bishops Conference, Archbishop Stainslaw Gadecki, warned that the heretical Bishops proposing sacrilege for the Church by allowing unrepentant adulterers in the state of mortal sin to receive the Holy Eucharist are in actuality really trying to change the doctrine through the back door. rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/10/polish-bishops-of-course-liberals-want.html
Of course, we know that the doctrines of the Church cannot and never can be changed. That doesn’t mean the forces of hell will not try in earnest.
Pope XIII again tells us that the Church is the guardian of morals. Today, we’d think, because of the wickedness of these Judases in the Church, that the Church was the destroyer of morals:
“The Church of Christ is the true and sole teacher of virtue and guardian of morals. She it is who preserves in their purity the principles from which duties flow, and, by setting forth most urgent reasons for virtuous life, bids us not only to turn away from wicked deeds, but even to curb all movements of the mind that are opposed to reason, even though they be not carried out in action.” ~Pope Leo XIII, “Immortale Dei”
And when those in the very bosom of the Church are running off to their own ruin and death through their lies, cunning and wickedness, all the more must the true children of the Church stand up for Her and proclaim Her saving truth:
“We saw men and nations cut off from God, stirring up strife and discord and hurrying along the road to ruin and death, while the Church of God carries on her work of providing food for the spiritual life of men, nurturing and fostering generation after generation of men and women dedicated to Christ, faithful and subject to him in his earthly kingdom, called by him to eternal bliss in the kingdom of heaven.” ~Pope Pius XI, “Quas Primas”
We must pray for the enemies of the Church in Rome:
“When have prayers not been offered in the Church, to obtain the gift of faith for infidels and for her enemies?” ~Pope Pius XI, “Ad Salutem”
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