Friday, April 1, 2011

What's Been Bothering Me

You've probably noticed that my updates have been a lot more sporadic lately and have been more news-focused than a lot of our typical fare. Not to mention that a lot of my commentary has probably been even more dour than usual. An issue has come up again that really has been making me uneasy lately. Since this blog is essentially my way of venting to the universe, I figure I can let it all out here.

You may now don your tin-foil hat.

Basically, the event in question is the recent grand jury happenings in Philadelphia. It recalled to mind certain facts.

The Church has enemies, both earthly and supernatural. This is ignored and/or denied by most folks, it seems. Regardless of historical evidence and common sense, few people I speak with acknowledge that many worldly powers would enjoy it very much if the Catholic Church was destroyed.

Bringing up Satan and his infernal legions as our chief Adversary usually results in amused chuckling.

The Church's enemies are not stupid. Far from it. The temporal foes are of a pretty high caliber as far as humans go. Communism alone has had a lot of really smart guys pulling the strings. Even today, we see how far they were able to get with the smear campaign against Pius XII. Bella Dodd was saying just a few decades ago that the Church had been infiltrated by those who wanted to destroy it from within, so you don't even have to look to AA-1025ish accounts or the Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita for further reinforcement of this kind of thing.

Now, if the temporal enemies are smart enough to do this, the supernatural enemies are as well. The Irish priest who raised me in the Faith made it a point to remind people that Satan "possesses an intellect far superior to anything you can imagine." It stands to reason that The Adversary would be trying pretty hard to have some of his followers try to pass themselves off as members of the Church. It would make sense that he would want some of these followers to attempt to influence the Church from within by attaining clerical status and rank within the hierarchy.

Let me interject right now that nothing in this post is meant as an accusation against any particular bishop, priest, or anyone else. For all I know, all the guys in Philadelphia might be innocent. False accusations can be a pretty common thing. This reporting is just what made me start thinking about all this again.

Anyways, I look at this whole abuse scandal thing. Then I observe the crisis in the Church today and how individuals within our ranks conspired to engineer all this confusion (see our Vatican II posts). At this point, I have to begin wondering how things got so bad so quickly. Was the hierarchy just that incompetent? Was the world's social upheaval that bad? Were negligence, immorality, and stupidity that pervasive among the clergy that we could wind up with generations of Catholics who lost the Faith, abominable liturgies, heretics and schismatics spreading their lies with impugnity, and priests and bishops acting out the worst sins imaginable against our youth?

Or was it all planned out this way? Don't we have to at least consider the possibility? We know that Satanism is on the rise. There's no reluctance, for example, to admit that we don't have enough exorcists. We know from recent events (and history)that priests and bishops can do some pretty horrible stuff. Even Andrew Greeley claims that there is a dangerous ring of homosexual prelates in the Church who take steps to silence their opposition (just google his work on the "Boys Club"). Is it so big of a leap to consider that their motivation might be to destroy the Church? Whether it's in the name of some secular ideology or some allegiance to the Prince of Darkness, is it that incredible to consider? Of course, the former would be merely a tool of the latter, but the point remains the same. How much of what we are going through is by design?

I'm sure many of you think that this is insane rambling. Possibly so. I hope so. It just strikes me as more and more unlikely that so perfect a storm could arise merely by negligence or the random confluence of so many evil and heretical impulses all at once.

4 comments:

Atticus said...

A Blow Upon a Bruise

A title of a chapter in Brideshead Revisited. I think of it occasionally when the latest clerical outrage hits the news. It is understandable to grow weary of the flow of bad news, the inability of the hierarchy to clean house, the cowardice of our clerical academicians.

Like Ishmael, we all experience, "a damp, drizzly November in [our] soul[s]."

Unlike Ishmael, we can't escape to sea. We are soldiers on duty and behind enemy lines. So, be of good cheer...

I'll leave you with another Waughism - quantitative judgments don't apply. We meet the world and the enemy one soul at a time. What did TS Eliot say,
"For us there is only the trying, the rest is none of our business."

Throwback said...

Your words are truly refreshing. Thank you, sir.

Roisin said...

This doesn't sound much like rambling to me, unfortunately. Keeping tabs on my friends from high school (I went to both a Catholic grade school and high school), I can put them into three categories: those that have grown stronger and more orthodox in their faith, those that have fallen away through laziness and lack of interest, and those who still maintain that they are Catholic, yet openly dissent. The trouble is, their audience is people who don't know any better. So you see a lot of "Catholics for Marriage Equality", etc.

In any case, I personally enjoy your "ramblings" and learn a lot from them. Keep up the good fight.

Akasha said...

First off you said it quite astutely: "Satan "possesses an intellect far superior to anything you can imagine."". But what you have to realize is that "Satan's corrupt intelligence is not superior to Truth."...for there is no religion greater than Truth...

I am not an atheist nor a satanist, I do believe in God, yet it is your questions: "At this point, I have to begin wondering how things got so bad so quickly. Was the hierarchy just that incompetent? Was the world's social upheaval that bad? Were negligence, immorality, and stupidity that pervasive among the clergy that we could wind up with generations of Catholics who lost the Faith, abominable liturgies, heretics and schismatics spreading their lies with impugnity, and priests and bishops acting out the worst sins imaginable against our youth?" that attracted me to this post.

Well to understand the above you have to understand the powers of the world, and how religion was used over the ages and still is used today to control the minds of the masses...why do you think that there are so many different churches and religions? It is but to keep the people in the dark functioning as power structures...why? Because the term "different religions" is better known as "different versions of the Truth", now what is different versions of the Truth other than lies...if there are different Truths when will they ever get to the main Truth...it all comes down to which one will you choose? Or if you will be willing to see past all the religions to one common Truth.

Organized religions are structures of power, institutions of mind-control...you said that Satan infiltrates that institutions, yet what if Satan is the man-made buildings and laws itself?

I do not say that all people in churches are "bad people" or "satanists", I am just saying that they do not know what they are believing...they are just blindly accepting everything they are told and not looking at the bigger picture...in fact some of them are so completely innocent to that which they so blindly follow and believe, that they are not to blame, but higher powers.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." [Ephesians 6:12]

In "high places" meaning in high positions (seats) of the world - as in powerful worldly leaders (man playing God)...they are not entirely flesh and blood when they are ruled by demons, and doctrines of demons...maybe you should investigate the New World Order, or the Illuminati...that is of course if you want answers to your above mentioned questions as to "why all this corruption is taking place."

The thing is - you cannot truly believe until you have seen past the illusion and have chosen whether to worship God or man...or rather Truth and lies, that is what it all comes down to - ignorance worshiping a dead god made up by the world or to worship the True God which is above all worldly doctrine.

Atticus said it well: "For us there is only the trying, the rest is none of our business." Because true messengers of God can only try to make people see, but when it comes to the choice to see; it is up to the person receiving the message.