100 Years Of Drunkenness?

100 Years Of Drunkenness?

The dreaded news is among us again: new Cardinals and possibly a new Encyclical Letter coming. There is little doubt the new document will cause further division and schism (and there is no deterrent for Francis from doing so, seen that Amoris Laetitia caused no more than some extremely hypocritical meowing). There is even less doubt that the new appointments will further disfigure and ravage the Church.

Whilst we do not know when and in which way the Lord will put an end to this situation, every round of red hat appointments makes it reasonable to suppose that this crisis will get deeper, and will last for longer, than we hoped. Realistically, and bar some great surprise and gift from Up Above, the crisis will continue in this virulent form for many years.

Mind, I do not think that Francis’ successor will be as stupid as he is. What I truly fear is that we might be heading toward a Smart Heretic, one in the mould of Schoenborn; one, I mean to say, who will further Francis’ agenda without any of the latter’s boorishness, intemperance, and outright ignorance whilst being mindful at all times to project a reassuring, staid, “moderate” leadership (after Francis, even saying the Lord’s Prayer or genuflecting in front of the Blessed Sacrament will be considered “moderate” by the mainstream press) unavoidably perceived as solid, reassuring, “catholic” (small c). This would cause the disease to become more insidious as it remains just as virulent.

I wonder here if the Divine Plan has not already decreed a double whammy as a punishment for V II: fifty years of descent into madness, followed by 50 years of raving insanity, or which Francis is only Stage 1. If we consider what insolent rebellion to God Vatican II became, I would call even such a punishment merciful.

If this is the case – and I admit it is a very depressing case – what are we to do? Those who have followed this blog for some time already know the answer: we keep living in the true faith, and keep being determined to die in it. We should be determined to be (and to die) striving to be Catholic Water Lilies in the sea of mud that is the Vatican II Church, doing our best to collaborate with Grace and do our part in the salvation of the Elect, among whom we hope to be, one day, called ourselves.

Eternity is very, very long; and heresy is very, very stupid. How many decades this crisis will go on has no bearing, none whatsoever, on how we are supposed to react to it. In the end, my days are already counted and the day I will go to my judgment is already established, whether this crisis ends tomorrow or in 200 years. Similarly, the eternity awaiting me – hopefully on the right side of the fence – will not become shorter or longer because of Francis.

The crisis we are living is terrible. The thought of Francis making it worse with every Consistory is just as ugly. But all this pales in front of eternity, and this crisis gives us the opportunity to fight the good fight in the ways Providence has decided for us.

If you have not done it already, I suggest you prepare yourself for 45 more years of drunkenness.

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4 comments on “100 Years Of Drunkenness?

  1. M is an optimist. 😉

  2. Mundabor says:
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    Mind, I do not think that Francis’ successor will be as stupid as he is. What I truly fear is that we might be heading toward a Smart Heretic, one in the mould of Schoenborn; one, I mean to say, who will further Francis’ agenda without any of the latter’s boorishness, intemperance, and outright ignorance whilst being mindful at all times to project a reassuring, staid, “moderate” leadership (after Francis, even saying the Lord’s Prayer or genuflecting in front of the Blessed Sacrament will be considered “moderate” by the mainstream press) unavoidably perceived as solid, reassuring, “catholic” (small c). This would cause the disease to become more insidious as it remains just as virulent.

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    IMHO: Schoenborn is too old and continuing his descent into dementia. Tagle or Parolin is regarded as a more likely possible successor, although those “in the know” see Tagle as too young, inexperienced, displaying some of Bergoglio’s “eccentricities” and thus are betting on Parolin as more “moderate” than Bergoglio and Tagle, mature and experienced, and of sound (but devious) mind.
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    I regard Parolin as dangerous (because of the above-mentioned perceived favorable traits but the reality of his character) and if it came down to those two, would take my chances with a Tagle papacy. Similar to the situation the 1800 American presidential election resulting in a tied electoral vote for Thomas Jefferson and his fellow Republican Aaron Burr, Federalist Alexander Hamilton counseled fellow Federalists to support Jefferson over Burr in the followup Congressional vote to break the tie – because of Burr’s dangerous ambition and Jefferson’s personal integrity, despite Hamilton’s fundamental disagreement with Jefferson’s political views.

  3. Nonetheless, Your Church, No Matter What
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    MAR 1 ’18
    Posted by Mundabor
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    The situation is, admittedly, dire. However, fleeing to a parallel reality is not the solution.
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    There is only one Church, and this is the deal we get. There is only one Pope (in charge, I mean) and that one is the guy we get.
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    The Church has gone through horrible crises and periods of extreme corruption before. This is clearly the worst crisis ever, but again we were never promised that we would never see a worse crisis than those the Church experienced in the past. Also, in the bimillenarian history of the Church there had never been a period of defiance of Church teaching from within. Is it so surprising that the subsequent Divine Punishment would affect the Church also from within?
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    This is still your Church. It is covered in mud, but below the thick strata of Vatican II dirt it is as resplendent as ever. We are all expected to stay faithful to her, no matter how thick the mud; because, like Padre Pio, we love the Church even if she kills us.
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    It is the lot given to us to live in a time of heresy. But the Church will never be that heresy. We refuse obedience to a heretical Pope in everything in which obedience is not due to him. But we do not break our link to Christ’s Church.
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    We do not decide who is Pope. We do not decide whether the Church exists. Much less we decide whether she “deserves us”.
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    We accept this dire situation as, at the same time, our lot and our task. We accept that we might not have the consolation, on our deathbed, of knowing that the once great crisis has been overcome. We prepare ourselves to die in fidelity to that resplendent Church lying below the thick strata of mud, and we keep giving our allegiance to it.
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    You did not give up your passport when Obama became president. You do not give up on the Church when the Pope is a damn atheist, heretical Commie.
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    Don’t be a “not my President”-type Catholic.
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    To paraphrase Winston Churchill, “it’s the only Church you have” [or G. K. Chesterton (albeit out of context), “My Mother Church drunk or sober” – AQ moderator Tom].

  4. M’s right. Once one accepts the greater likelihood that restoring the Faith after a 58 year-long series of catastrophes might take longer than anyone expects, it actually clarifies a Catholic’s individual duty in this Age of Heretics: Hand on the patrimony and fiercely oppose insane posturers and Revolutionaries at every opportunity.

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