So why is the Catholic Church neglecting their primary mission, which is the the salvation of souls, and placing undue emphasis on non-specific, unrelated and even anti-Catholic charitable work? – Ed.
Cardinal Maradiaga Lays Out the Next Decade of Disaster
…Its the raw triumphalism, something condemned by the Pope, in fact, that has me running for the hills. It is not even liberation theology. It is no theology at all. Jesus Christ is entirely unnecessary to this vision of the Church.
On paper, it seems a bit long-winded and tedious, but listening to it gives me the chills. It’s not what the Cardinal (Maradiaga) has to say about the poor and the Church or the poor Church for the poor or about the social mission of the Church or what the Church can contribute to the political and economic sphere. It’s not that. It’s the very near total exclusion of the Church’s primary reason for Her existence that is deeply disconcerting.
It is about everything but Jesus Christ and the Salvation of souls. It does not even really require Jesus Christ and the Cross upon which He shed His blood at all. It is a perversion of the Catholic Faith. There need be no Heaven, since we’re bringing it down to Earth, if not by force, then by sheer wishful-thinking while the Cardinal ignores the terrible realities that Our Lady of Fatima, even in those secrets that are known to be fully published, explicitly informed us about.
These are, namely, the existence of Hell, Purgatory, Heaven, the reality of Judgment, Divine Justice and, apparently, if rumours of the unpublished, inconvenient secret be true, a Chastisement set upon the earth so devastating that it could outdo the times of Noah, as God presses the ‘reset’ button on mankind in such a manner as to leave the living envious of the dead.
This life, whether we be rich or poor is a preparation for the life to come. If the Church does not have man’s spiritual condition at the top of the Her priorities, not just mankind is threatened, but She Herself, is doomed to irrelevance in every age. Almighty God will judge the poor with equity and knowing we are to be judged by Almighty God, we should treat them with utmost respect and dignity.
Editor’s note: It would seem the biblical Great Commission would mention the KEY THINGS necessary for the salvation of souls, and to accomplish the primary mission of the Church, according to the will of God – and it does:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
Teaching is mentioned twice, baptism once, and going out (evangelization) once.
Keeping the above in mind, at what has the post-Vatican II (Reformed) Roman Catholic Church failed the most? Teaching!
The Church is in now in the habit of offering catechesis that is so poor as to be almost useless – and in the United States, it produces a Bible (The New American Bible) that is unfit for reading at Mass, containing so many modernist heresies and mistranslations as to be hazardous to the spiritual health of anyone who might be so unfortunate to read it!
And let’s not forget the many and varied doctrinal problems with Catholic religious orders (especially the Jesuits and the LCWR Sisters) and with “orthodox” Catholic higher education – if such a thing can even still be found to exist.
What else have they miserably failed to do? Evangelization and Baptism!
With only a few notable exceptions, the parish RCIA programs of the one, true church of Jesus Christ in the United States produce an average of less than a handful of new converts, per parish, per year – and most of those are long-badgered relatives of already Catholic husbands and wives, who finally “give in” and take the plunge.
And let’s not ignore the negative effects of false ecumenism, which has already become a venerated institution of the post-Vatican II church, greatly loved and sincerely appreciated by dedicated Muslims, Jews, Pagans, Atheists, Protestants and fallen away Catholics, the world over.
The minuscule number of converts who answer the call of Christ and somehow manage to become Catholic of their own volition would be laughable, if it wasn’t such a great scandal. There is a rumor going around that the Obamacare website was actually based on the Catholic Church’s RCIA program, which could hardly be less effective if it was indeed designed and run by the U.S. Government!
As for “The New Evangelization” … who in their right mind and in good conscience, would invite a friend or loved one into a bass-ackward, scandal ridden, malfunctioning, self-destructive organization that now appears to have more in common with the corrupt faith of the 1st century Jewish Pharisees than the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church founded by Jesus Christ, for the salvation of souls?
Far from being a new Pentecost (or the much vaunted “new springtime”) the dismal aftermath of the 2nd Vatican Council – in its’ emphasis on man, rather than God – has practically constituted – for the Catholic Church and for the world – a dismal, destructive, second Fall from God’s grace – and it’s high time to turn things around, before it’s too late!
I write this with all due respect to those who haven’t yet been compromised.