I want to make this piece thoughtful and not go full guns blazing and blasting everything and everyone, even though it is needed. So, let me begin:
Growing up, going to our CCD classes, the weakish sermons by our priests and numerous bishops our Diocese has had since we moved here in 1992, the bare minimum was taught to us, yes the basic prayers, how to go to Confession, what ways they thought best for us to receive Holy Communion, either by making a throne with our hands and bringing our hands up to our mouth take the Eucharist out of the hands, or standing and taking on the tongue.
The guitar Masses, a classical piano used instead of the organ, and the organ had it’s settings on for being like the organ used in a baseball game or hockey game. Always thinking this is the only music for Holy Mass, plus the horrible hymns, until I found an old 4 disc cd set of Gregorian Chant of the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, I wore those cds out, then my friend and guy who was ahead of me in school by a few years came home on his Mission to hear Confessions, he is a priest of The Fathers of Mercy, he played the same music for people to listen to while praying to prepare for Confessions.
After everyone was finished, myself included, we would talk and he would noticed I loved Gregorian Chant, his Masses were totally different than we’ve had, so different and reverent, it’s been a few years now, he hasn’t been home on official business.
Now, let me get direct.
Why all of these things still going on and what do I see wrong with the Church today?
The liberals in the Church who were preparing the way to dismantle the Faith, my guess into the 50s into the days of the Second Vatican Council and afterwards that implemented this great plan to destroy the Faith of millions, to keep millions of the faithful in the dark, and when people started to learn the truth and share it, were made laughing stock, embarrassed and attacked.
There are even Liberal Trads who want to dismiss a big part of Church History, the Holy Roman Empire and the Emperors. We have still Catholic countries in the world, yet, they do not raise a finger to remove heretical clergy or abusive clergy from their nation or have them arrested to protect souls from hell, what did the Holy Roman Emperors do different? They removed the bad clergy, arrested abusive clergy, even arrested the homo-sexual Cardinals and the Pope to remove them from the Church to protect and defend the Office of the Papacy. Now, we can’t even do this to get their ancestors who still do this evil today in the Vatican and all over the world.
Why can’t so-called Catholic leaders and good Protestant leaders not raise a finger to remove the clerics to protect souls?
All these new laws and treaties, plus the awful power the bishops have in their conferences, which these governments give millions to, to fund the bishops’ liberal policies and most conference policies are socialist. So, these governments are in bed with the bishops and they won’t raise a hand against them.
The In-Fighting Among Traditionalist Catholics
We’ve got Sede Vacantists who believe the Throne of Saint Peter is empty since Pope Pius XII, we have the group still in Schism over Doctrine, The Society of Saint Pius X and not fully in communion with Rome, then the FSSP, Institute Christ The King Sovereign Priest, Canons Regular of Saint John Cantus and many others in full communion with Rome.
Plus, if you are blessed, Diocese and Parish led Latin Mass via Summorum Pontificum.
The Sedes and SSPX people jump into comment boxes or live stream comments to bring and spread division against those who belong to the FSSP, Institute Christ The King Sovereign Priest and other Religious Orders who run parishes in Full Communion with Rome!
Then the Sedes and SSPXers spread lies that one should abandon the Ordinary Form parishes, even if it is done reverently, looks and sounds like the Latin Mass, which is a sin against keeping the Sabbath Holy!
There is something strange among those who support the SSPX , even though they go to the FSSP parishes, even though it is made known clear from the Vatican on why the SSPX aren’t fully in communion with the Church yet, but they don’t accept it and push “Unite The Clans” non-sense, because it is non-sense, due to the horrible attacks their supporters wage on those of us who can’t get to a Latin Mass or at a normal parish in a Diocese that does both the Ordinary Rite and Extraordinary Rite of the Roman Rite, until their pride is removed, and these important so called Catholic Celebs who promote “Unite The Clans” call out their supporters, correct them and tell them to stop the attacks, then there can never be a Unite the Clans.
Finally, When Catholics who want to make sure a conclave was true and not false, or that historical moment of Pope Benedict and all the news from every where, “did he resign, what did he resign?”
People asking questions, trying to find the truth, and in this same circle of Liberal Trads, these people, myself including, get called awful names, horrible anger comes out from these Liberal Trads trying to shut down the investigations these honest lay Catholics, even some clergy are trying to do, because of all this mess inside the Church and all these problems.
Again, these Liberal Trads do not want to unite the clans, because if they did, they would want to do debates, investigations to make sure all this going in the Church never happens again, and what happened when Benedict read from his resignation, what did he resign, or did he, if they truly were and are Catholic, their hearts would pull and tug them into wanting to investigate all of this and learn the Truth.
How can we fix these troubles in the Church, if we do not ask questions, investigate, debate, until these people in the Church open their hearts, allow God to pull them to the Truth, not their own idea of the Truth, but the Actual Truth, then we can get down to business and fix the Church and restore Her again!