05 November 2014

Why Indeed

Quoting Nancy Kerrigan, I sometimes ask myself, "Why?"  No doubt you ask the question at times, too, as you read this blog.  Why keep it going?  Well, Bishop Athanasius Schneider's comments in an interview at Rorate Caeli today provide some answer.

The proceedings at the past Synod against on the Family gave this blogger a definitive task-- unpleasant, but clear.  I felt morally compelled to speak out against the attack on the family by the "Kasper" plotters, which ultimately was defeated for a time, thanks to several stalwart bishops and others in support.  Though the voice I added, judged by readership numbers or any other objective measure, is very small indeed, I did not believe that fact was enough to let me off the hook.  So, I did what I could to add my voice to the chorus.

Bishop Schneider's interview, mentioned above, contained this Q&A.  It validates the effort of everyone who took the time to do what they could to stand fast for Christ in the context of the attack on marriage and the Eucharist:

Q. During the Synod, Archbishop Gądecki from Poznań and some other distinguished prelates were publicly expressing their disagreement with the fact that the results of the discussions departed from the perennial teaching of the Church. Is there a hope that, amid this confusion, there will be an awakening of members of clergy and those faithful who were so far unaware of the fact that, in the very Church’s bosom, there are people who undermine the teaching of Our Lord?

A.... That in the very bosom of the Church, there are people who undermine the teaching of Our Lord became an obvious fact and one for the whole world to see thanks to the internet and the work of some Catholic journalists who were not indifferent to what was happening to the Catholic faith which they consider to be the treasure of Christ. I was pleased to see that some Catholic journalists and internet bloggers behaved as good soldiers of Christ and drew attention to this clerical agenda of undermining the perennial teaching of Our Lord. Cardinals, bishops, priests, Catholic families, Catholic young people have to say to themselves: I refuse to conform to the neo-pagan spirit of this world, even when this spirit is spread by some bishops and cardinals; I will not accept their fallacious and perverse use of holy Divine mercy and of “new Pentecost”; I refuse to throw grains of incense before the statue of the idol of the gender ideology, before the idol of second marriages, of concubinage, even if my bishop would do so, I will not do so; with the grace of God I will choose to suffer rather than betray the whole truth of Christ on human sexuality and on marriage.


Karen said...

Good! For a while there, I thought you might throw in the towel. It's so tempting, I know, but God bless you for keepin' on.

Barto said...

Still, we all have to admit that there's something REALLY wrong when a army of bloggers, with a tiny few allied bishops and priests, have to wage a defensive war against the pope and the majority of bishops in league with him who are waging war (sometimes covert, sometimes overt) on the Fidei Depositum. Where in the catechism does it say that such a situation could ever occur?

Christophe said...

"[T]hose bishops and cardinals who throw grains of incense to the neo-pagan idols of gender ideology and concubinage. ..." Wow. He's calling out Cardinal Kasper and the bishop of Rome.

St. Corbinian's Bear said...

Thanks for posting that. Even smaller bloggers reach a few people that don't, for whatever reason, follow other blogs on a regular basis. And how lonely it would be blogging if there weren't friends to the right and left of you taking their places in the line?