11 January 2018

If You Want Clarity, This Is It

Catholics, will you remain Catholic? Will you stand with Christ and the few at the foot of the Cross, or will you declare no king but Caesar? Will you stand with these men? Why hasn't every bishop from bottom to top not signed on to this statement?

We affirm therefore in the spirit of St. John the Baptist, of St. John Fisher, of St. Thomas More, of Blessed Laura Vicuña and of numerous known and unknown confessors and martyrs of the indissolubility of marriage:

It is not licit (non licet) to justify, approve, or legitimize either directly or indirectly divorce and a non-conjugal stable sexual relationship through the sacramental discipline of the admission of so-called “divorced and remarried” to Holy Communion, in this case a discipline alien to the entire Tradition of the Catholic and Apostolic faith.


By making this public profession before our conscience and before God who will judge us, we are sincerely convinced that we have provided a service of charity in truth to the Church of our day and to the Supreme Pontiff, Successor of Saint Peter and Vicar of Christ on earth.

4 comments:

chantgirl said...

It is demoralizing that so few have spoken.

I can only think of William Wallace's heartbreak on the battlefield when Robert Bruce betrayed him. Most of our princes are not only running away from the battlefield; they are betraying us to the enemy.

It is heartbreaking, but thank God for the few real men left in the Church.

TLM said...

Well, because the MAJORITY of them are effeminate little kittens and are afraid of their own shadows!! They are all YES MEN.

Anonymous said...

As someone who has suffered through a divorce, I can attest many things. First, it is extremely painful on every level. Sleepless nights, lost 20 pounds I really couldn't afford to lose, self-worth plummeted, went into a situational depression, and then felt judged and ostracized by people who judged from the outside (later to learn that I was making presumptions of their judgment.)
It. was. not. my. decision.
Nor was I the one to possibly have an affair, nor will I ever be one to do so with a married person.
I did everything possible from my side, feeling like Hosea of the Old Testament. When one half of a marriage chooses a divorce(for the 2nd time), chooses not to pursue joint counseling, continues to re-enact her family's long history of divorce ... you get the point. [Well, you probably don't actually as empathy and understanding seem quite distant on this site.]

Taking this trite post to its logical conclusion, it would be more "Christian" of me to tie her up and keep her locked in the basement of my house to prevent her from breaking the "indissolubility of our marriage" rather than to allow her to break our marriage, which according to this post, is "alien to the entire Tradition of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith."

I'm so jealous of those who live lives where things are so simple, so easily judged in black and white, good and bad, holy or evil.

Taking it further, I presume I should exclude myself from the "faithful remnant" of pure, holy, traditional and saved self-appointed saints like you.

*sigh*

thetimman said...

As you so often do, *sigh, you misunderstand the point entirely. Divorce is an evil that decimates families, and in particular when an innocent spouse and/or children are involved. If you were married, you are married, as long as your spouse lives. The suffering of being an aggreived and abandoned spouse deserves pity, and the Church's support. Christ suffered, and so do His followers.

That has nothing to do with committing adultery in a second sexual relationship, whether you call it 'marriage' or not. If you choose this path, it is grave matter. And without judging the interior state of any soul, no one forces you to compound the problem by receiving sacrilegious communion. That's the deal. Heaven awaits at the end of your suffering, if you will bear it in obedience to Christ. God bless you.