Feeling a Little Seasick?

Resisting falling into despair or negativity does not imply Catholics walk through life in blinkers, denying reality. These are rough times in the Church; a return of liberal thought and Modernism has churned the stormy seas to rock the Barque of Peter as never before since those crazy days of the 70s. To combat this ‘Devil’s last stand’ to ‘capsize’ the Barque, we must step up our resistance by a renewed loyalty to the traditions and teaching of the Church. We must fight the violent waves of dissent and betrayal with a renewed faithfulness to Christ and His Church. We must seek out those who are perishing and keep them aboard the only ‘barque’ that can lead us all home to safe harbour. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary, the Scapular of Our Lady, prayer and fasting, will be our lifelines.

Here’s how it all started.

Some advice from Pope Benedict XVI before the waters got really rough… and how we should proceed now. For did the Bishops listen then? Did the laity?

But we must not let the waves scare us and make us retreat ‘below deck’. We must not lose heart. Our Blessed Lord calls us, like His disciples on the stormy seas of Lake Galilee, to have faith and to trust in Him to calm the storm. In time. If we do our part.

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5 Responses to Feeling a Little Seasick?

  1. toadspittle says:

    http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/W.-V.-Quine-J.-S.-Ullian-The-Web-of-Belief.pdf

    Don’t know if the link will work, but if it does, I recommend reading at least the first 8 pages. But it is all excellent and only 86 pages. Not really “Off Topc.” Very much on, in fact

    As to whether the Church will capsisze or not, why not stop hand-wringing and leave it all to God? He can handle it. I’m told.

  2. geoffkiernan says:

    “The Lord does not abandon His Church”…. Is a comment akin to the biblical, ” The gates of hell will never prevail against Her”…… It bears repeating….”The gates of hell will never prevail against Her”

    These are reassuring words but are often thrown up by way of argument against those that would dare criticize the current state of the ‘Church’, as if to infer that it doesn’t matter what we do or however disrespectfully we treat the Bride of Christ she will persist .
    As I see it, that assurance from the Godhead, applies only to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Christ. It does not apply to that travesty concocted by man currently masquerading as His Bride.
    By hell there are a lot of people in for a rude awakening

  3. Mary Salmond says:

    I can only do what I can do! Have faith!! Continue to pray for all leaders of the Church. Do not lose hope. We are only peons in this, but the power of prayer among us can lift the upper 5%.

  4. toadspittle says:

    ” We are only peons in this, but the power of prayer among us can lift the upper 5%.”
    Whaat “upper 5 %”? What are you talking about, Mary? The rich? The Bosses of the vatican?
    The Sacred Monkeys? This is Catholicsim, not Capitalism.
    …Or am I simply wrong, as usual – as only a peon?

  5. kathleen says:

    “You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds . . . What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.”
    — St. Thomas More

    Hmmm – appropriate advice from a fine saint who lived in times when a hurricane (more than a mere storm) was sweeping across Catholic Europe.
    But there’s no doubt another hurricane is brewing nowadays. The ominous news coming from the Vatican, and from other parts of the Catholic world, just seems to be getting worse and worse.

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