There are a number of Catholic bloggers and sites that are ringing some very loud alarm bells these days. The question is being asked: What is happening in our Catholic Church that heresy is being tolerated, and (dare I say it?) even defended, whilst those Catholics who stand firmly by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church’s teachings are being bullied, silenced and scorned! That these things should happen coming from those outside the Catholic Church is only to be expected – we know the ‘Bride of Christ’ will always be “a sign of confrontation between the forces of good and evil” in the world – but here we are talking of certain members of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy itself, and baptised fellow Catholic laymen, who are not upholding the Church’s doctrinal teachings.
Take a look at this Remnant video that uncovers clearly just some of the troubles. It is placing a lot of the blame on the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis, who appears to be doing nothing to confront any of these issues, sorry to say.
Three days ago the Catholic Herald reported that almost 500 priests of England and Wales are petitioning the Holy Father and the next Synod on the Family that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’ . This has been discussed in further detail by Catholic bloggers here, here and here… among others I might add, including the great canonist, Ed Peters. These are good and faithful priests, but why should it even be necessary for them to have to voice such an appeal? And why are some of them not receiving loyal back-up from their bishops or cardinals?
John Henry Westen, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews.com is a strong defender of Life, the Family, and Catholic orthodoxy; he has this to say:
“Right now, confusion is spreading among Catholics “in an alarming way.”
Those are the startling words of Cardinal Raymond Burke, from LifeSite’s in-depth exclusive interview with him published yesterday.
The Cardinal’s statement may seem stark, but unfortunately, I think he’s right.
Like the Cardinal, every day I read and hear of more and more people who are claiming that the Catholic Church has somehow changed Her perennial teachings on issues like marriage, homosexuality, contraception, abortion, and divorce.
Of course, we know that’s not true, and that those teachings will never change. But that doesn’t change the fact that this widespread confusion is seriously damaging the Church’s efforts to build a Culture of Life, and to save souls!
Just take a look at a handful of the unbelievable stories we’ve had to report on in just the past few days:
* A New Jersey bishop supports a Catholic school that fired a teacher because she defended traditional marriage on her personal Facebook page, even citing Pope Francis as a reason for the firing!
* San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone faces outright mutiny from his Catholic teachers, simply because he clarified that they must follow Catholic teachings.
* The general secretary of the Ontario bishops assembly openly supports the province’s new sex-ed curriculum, which promotes gay unions and “gender identity” from the earliest grades.
* For the first time in the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade’s history, a group of homosexual activists marches under their own banner, which Cardinal Dolan, the grand marshall of the parade, called a “wise decision.”
And these are just the tip of the iceberg!
At LifeSiteNews, we have been doing everything in our power to cut through this confusion, and to defend the Truth! That’s why we have been significantly stepping up our coverage of Catholic issues over the past year.”
[N.B. I do not know if my Team-mates agree or not to the views I have expressed in the introduction to this article, or to the article’s content and links, or to the Remnant video I post here. Any disagreement should be directed towards me and not towards them.]