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.