The Danger In Being The First To Stop Clapping

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  1. Summary of “Peter has No Need of Our Lies or Flattery”

    April 24, 2016, 4th Sunday after Easter

    Both during and after the Second Vatican Council, a mandatory enthusiasm was imposed upon the Faithful. Our applause were expected… for to stop clapping might suggest that one were somehow against the changes enacted by the ecclesiastical politburo. But as the decades past, the clapping became wearisome. The Faithful saw the pews empty, their parishes and schools close, and their grandchildren remaining unbaptized. The world is now applauding the Holy Father. With his latest document, Amoris Laetitia, our pope has largely joined in the sexual revolution. The document is a catastrophe. It is revolutionary and subversive. In such a situation, the Holy Father does not need our applause and flattery, but rather our full resistance. “Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See—they destroy instead of strengthening its foundations”—Melchior Cano, the great Dominican theologian at the sixteenth-century Council of Trent. Canon no. 212-3 “According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they [the Christian faithful] have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.”

  2. Kwai Chang: Master, what is the sound of one hand clapping?

  3. Some great sermons on Regina Prophetarum. As I understand it, they are all Diocesan Priests. And how boldly they speak. I remember when the Society Priests spoke as boldly.

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