1. YOUR BASE OF SUPPORT IS DISAPPEARINGIt's becoming more and more obvious that the "post-Christian" civilization is headed for disaster - and so is "Christianity-lite". Not coincidentally, the most liberal denominations have the highest median age. The young parishioners are not interested in "lite" - they want the real deal, be that religion or social justice. That's why we have many young Catholics joining the traditional groups, while those who put the illusion of equality and "social justice" first simply turn to social movements and activism.
Those who welcomed and enforced the heresy and rupture foisted on the Church in the name of Vatican II are the very people who should have known better (and should have resisted). Catholics knew their faith much better two generations ago than they do today. Instead, the faithful in the pews surrendered because the “new church” told them whatever they wanted to hear. The trouble is, when you don’t have scripture and Sacred Tradition as backup, your agenda never lasts. How ironic that it is the young Catholics who are restoring what you have trashed.
2. YOUR BASE OF POWER IS DISAPPEARING
The bishops and cardinals who tolerated (and sometimes promoted) liturgical abuse, clerical abuse, “seamless garment” arguments for voting for pro-aborts, homosexual rights and other such rot are retiring, dying and getting out of the way. The Holy Father and his new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Ouellet, are showing a marked preference for bishops who put truth and fidelity before politics. Then again, when your agenda is political and not God-centered, concepts like "power" and "authority" become much more important.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Great essay by the Last Papist Standing: