Cardinal Sarah Builds a Bridge to Christ’s True Peace and Joy

The truth of Christ taught by his Church on human sexuality has not changed, and cannot change.

By Father Gerald Murray at the National Catholic Register:

Cardinal Robert Sarah speaks with courage and charity about the Catholic Church’s pastoral care of persons who experience homosexual attraction in his column in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal. His main point is that “to love someone as Christ loves us means to love that person in the truth.”

The truth about homosexual inclination and homosexual activity is that they are not in accord with God’s created order, his plan for mankind. A desire to commits acts of sodomy is a bad desire that should be resisted because those acts are gravely disordered misuses of the sexual faculty. Sex is about begetting children in the lifelong, loving commitment of marriage. Cardinal Sarah reminds us that the misuse of the sexual power by committing homosexual acts is “gravely sinful and tremendously harmful to those who partake in them.”

Cardinal Sarah’s remarks are prompted by criticism by Jesuit Father James Martin, among others, of the Church’s pastoral response to the challenge of guiding those who identify themselves as members of the LGBTQ community to live in accord with Christian truth.

Father Martin’s recent book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity has caused great harm with its contention that the Church’s teaching on the disordered nature of the homosexual inclination as set forth in the Catechism of the Catholic Church is cruel.

Cardinal Sarah responds that accepting the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and living chastely is liberating for those who experience homosexual inclination:

It is my prayer that the world will finally heed the voices of Christians who experience same-sex attractions and who have discovered peace and joy by living the truth of the Gospel.

Cardinal Sarah recommends that we read one such testimonial by Daniel Mattson entitled, Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace, for which he wrote the preface.

The accusation that the Church is cruel and un-Christ-like in teaching that the homosexual inclination is an objective disorder (and hence should not be acted upon) is regrettable, but not surprising, when coming from those who do not embrace Catholic truth—especially the Church’s moral teaching on sexuality. That such a group includes Catholic priests such as Father Martin is a scandal. Cardinal Sarah writes:

Those who speak on behalf of the church must be faithful to the unchanging teachings of Christ, because only through living in harmony with God’s creative design do people find deep and lasting fulfillment.

The faithful can be easily misled when prominent priests claim that their opinions on this or that doctrinal matter are correct and that the Church’s teaching must change. Cardinal Sarah’s column today is a most welcome response to this misleading line of thought. The truth of Christ taught by his Church on human sexuality has not changed, and cannot change. Leading people to believe otherwise is a serious error.

Cardinal Sarah further writes in his Journal column:

As a mother, the church seeks to protect her children from the harm of sin, as an expression of her pastoral charity.

Peace and joy are the fruit of embracing and living Christ’s truth. Anything else is a recipe for spiritual disaster.

Pastoral charity demands that we steer the faithful away from the disaster of sin and error, and into the peace and joy of Christ.

Father Gerald Murray is the pastor of Holy Family Church in New York. He is a frequent guest on EWTN’s The World Over.

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33 Responses to Cardinal Sarah Builds a Bridge to Christ’s True Peace and Joy

  1. toadspittle says:

    “The truth about homosexual inclination and homosexual activity is that they are not in accord with God’s created order, his plan for mankind.”
    God’s plan has gone wrong yet again, has it? He will be disappointed.
    Oh, well – back to the old drawing board.
    What’s the point of being omnipotent – if you can’t get things right?

  2. It may be worth googling terms such as “free will” and “sin”, or even (shock horror) going to Sunday School.

  3. Mary Salmond says:

    Thanks to Fr Murray for bringing Cardinal Sarah’s article to our attention. So glad when they speak out. We need more to speak out!!!
    For those in homosexual relationships who wish to believe they can resist this disorder by prayer and sacrifice; there is hope, happiness, and true fulfillment.

  4. Roger says:

    I just refer back to the Prophectic Vision published 2000 which concurs with Scripture over precisely the sins of SODOM the spiritually dead.

    Deuteronomy 29:23 “Burning it with brimstone, and the heat of salt, so that it cannot be sown any more, nor any green thing grow therein, after the example of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrha, Adama and Seboim, which the Lord destroyed in his wrath and indignation:”

    Jude 1:7 “As Sodom and Gomorrha, and the neighbouring cities, in like manner, having given themselves to fornication, and going after other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.”

    Apocalypse 11:8 “AND THEIR BODIES SHALL LIE IN THE STREETS OF THE GREAT CITY, which is called spiritually, SODOM and EGYPT, WHERE THEIR LORD ALSO WAS CRUCIFIED.”

    AS EXPLAINED BY LUCY THE THIRD SECRET IS FOUND IN APOC AND THE BIBLE. AS YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF FROM THE PUBLISHED VISION WHICH PROPHETICALLY DESCRIBES SPIRITUAL SODOM AND EGYPT “A BIG CITY HALF IN RUINS” .. THE SOULS OF THE CORPSES HE MET ON THE WAY” “EVEN THE CROSS”

    After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was A BIG CROSS OF ROUGH-HEWN TRUNKS as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through A BIG CITY HALF IN RUINS and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, HE PRAYED FOR THE SOULS OF THE CORPSES HE MET ON HIS WAY; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God

  5. JabbaPapa says:

    What’s the point of being omnipotent

    What’s the point of giving Free Will if choice is to be abolished by an omnipotent tyrant ?

  6. Mary Salmond says:

    Jabba: is the devil the omnipotent tyrant? Or who are you inferring?

  7. toadspittle says:

    “What’s the point of giving Free Will if choice is to be abolished by an omnipotent tyrant ?

    Exactly, Jabba. What’s the point? It’s clearly all absurd. Can’t possinbly be true.
    I heard (on YouTube) very recently that Chesterton (Fat Boy Gil, as we affectionately know him) believed that God – ( who has, says Gil, a heavenly sense of humor ) – allows Himself to be constantly surprised by the actions of humans. Apparently, our function on earth is to perplex , entertain (and amuse) God, and mainly to stop Him getting bored. – this by His deliberate non-use of His own foreknowlege of How It Will All End.
    Thus, humans are no more than some sort of prawns* in an interminable game it amuses God to play with the Devil – to whom He recently gave a 100-year break. Like in snooker. About two Bishops, three prawns, and a Queen in chess. To make it a bit more interesting.
    Silly, because we all know God is bound to win in the end. He’s told us so. Frequently.
    Because, ultimately, it”s His board game – and he can change the ground rules with a miracle, whenever He chooses.

    it all seems a bit irresponsible and slapdash. But then, what do I know?

    * (Very lame old joke)

  8. Roger says:

    Toad you want an omnipotent tyrant just look in any mirror. Its called Self and it has a voracious appetite and its monstrous self importance rules your every moment with its totally irrational selfish demands.

    Now God is Love, selfless Love. We know this through Christ who revealed the Trinity. Each of the Trinity places the other two first. The Son lives to please the Father. The Father we know takes His pleasure in the Son. The Holy Ghost brings to Us the Son and the Father. The Trinity is totally selfless.
    Our Lady is the daughter of the Father, Mother of God the Son, and Spouse of God The Holy Ghost. She is the Temple and Tabernacle of the Trinity, filled with selfless Love.

    What could be more selfless than to give Us his only begotten Son and through Him have an Eternity of Life! Life in and with selfless Love.

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

    The problem is that men love darkness and reject light .
    John 3:19 “And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil.”

    This is Our Lords love for Us that He prayed to His father that We may be with Him. Selfless Love.
    John 17:24 “Father, I will that where I am, they also whom thou hast given me may be with me; that they may see my glory which thou hast given me, because thou hast loved me before the creation of the world.”

  9. JabbaPapa says:

    “What’s the point of giving Free Will if choice is to be abolished by an omnipotent tyrant ?

    Exactly, Jabba. What’s the point? It’s clearly all absurd. Can’t possinbly be true.

    Quite — it’s clearly untrue that God is a tyrant, or some master puppeteer.

    Omnipotence doesn’t mean universal control of everything.

    His granting to us of Free Will and our Original Sin in the Knowledge of Good and Evil leads to the possibility of evil, but far more importantly, the possibility of freely choosing the Good, in Him.

  10. toadspittle says:

    “Toad you want an omnipotent tyrant just look in any mirror. Its called Self and it has a voracious appetite and its monstrous self importance rules your every moment with its totally irrational selfish demands.”
    You’ve got a good point there, Roger – assuming you include yourself in that description.
    We’re all a bit that way. It’s inevitable.
    I can’t see the world through your eyes. Any more than you can see it through mine.

    But would you say that, “Love God, or go to Hell,” roughly sums up religion?

  11. Roger says:

    “Love God, or go to Hell,”
    No the Trinity helps Us understand what We Ourselves are because we are Body, Spirit, Soul. These three parts of Man sadly are often at war with each other. Compound this with a multitude of Men and you can surely see that hatred and envy and resentment; the Sins of the Flesh, Sins of the Mind etc. etc. cannot bring Peace!
    If you look at the Faith Grace brings Obedience to Our Parts and thus we put on Christ and start to become the Sons and Daughters of Our Father and enjoy His Peace in this world.
    What will take you to Hell is your Will , What will take you to Heaven is your Will.
    Remember schisms. heresy always in the end lead to denying the Incarnation. What do you think happens during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? What do you think the Sacraments are for?
    If Sins and the corruption of the Flesh (which is permitting Us the tyrant to run amok) leads to spiritual Death we now begin to understand the City of Corpses the spiritual dead of Sodom.
    So Religion isn’t about Love God, or go to Hell its about Man being the Creature as God Created, what Adam Lost through His Will and what Our Lord regained through His Will.
    What if Man Wills to continue on this path of Rebellion denying sin and his parts at war with each other? Heaven will place him where he has Willed to be Hell.
    Even in Hell Sin is punished and more coals can be heaped on the heads of the damned because that place is of Eternal Penance that’s God’s justice for Angels Sons and Daughters whose Wills are self centred.and living Hatred with themselves and their demonic neighbours.
    What sadly Heaven knows is that God’s Love is also His Justice as he separates the rebels from the obedient. His Justice is the Cross and the majority will Hate him for this. The Obedient and loving will be in the minority (remnant). This is the lesson of Noah, and was repeated 2000 years ago in Israel.

  12. kathleen says:

    Why has this pro-sodomitical Jesuit, Fr James Martin, not been reprimanded by the Holy See? Why is he still in ministry? In former times, a priest preaching heresy such as he us doing would have been first corrected, then, if he continued in his wicked way, he would have been defrocked, and perhaps even excommunicated. Allowing this heretic freedom to spout his evil (in typical creepy Jesuitical fashion, twisting words to mean what he wants them to mean) and thus confuse the flock and promote the grave sin of sodomy, is truly scandalous.

    Hate to say this, but I believe the only way Martin S.J. is able to get away with this apostasy to Catholic teaching (which is also the teaching of all God-fearing religions) is through a certain complacency, or worse – a support from like-minded infiltrators into the Church!
    Bella Dodd’s revelations to Ven. Fulton Sheen and the public: to undermine their greatest ‘stumbling block’ (i.e., the Catholic Church), the Communist regime managed to infiltrate thousands of communistic atheists, Masons and homosexuals into the Church in an attempt to destroy her from within!
    We are still suffering from the contaminated fruit of this infiltration.

  13. Mary Salmond says:

    Kathleen: I’ve been asking that same question – how can Fr Martin’s continue spewing such things without consequence?

  14. Roger says:

    Discussion and building bridges? The world has globally enacted Laws diametrically apposite to God.

    I believe in Creation not Evolution.I see Evolution as flowing from the Schism and Heresy of Protestantism (Luther and Calvin) Cardinal Manning 19 century pointed out that from Schism and Heresy comes the Denial of the Incarnation (hence turning the Mass into a Supper instead of Holy Sacrifice) and we end up with Naturalism instead of Supernatural and Evolution and Not Creation. To praise Luther as was done in 2016 is insanity! I

    This belief in Creation as opposed to Evolution has consequences. Creation itself will rebel against Sin (the Fate of Sodom).
    The vision already published in 2000 has Our Lady protecting the Earth from the Angel with the flaming sword .
    This could only be for a period! The consequences of removing Our Lady are that the sword will strike the Earth!
    I personally haven’t waited for pronouncements etc.. Just have been doing for years what Our Lady begged Us to Do!

  15. toadspittle says:

    “The consequences of removing Our Lady are that the sword will strike the Earth!”
    “Swords” have been striking the earth for millions of years. Todayit’s Houston and Mumbai.
    And, until quite recently, (500 years, say) nobody in the Americas, Australasia, 90% of Africa and virtually all of Asia – had ever heard of Our Lady.

  16. JabbaPapa says:

    Why has this pro-sodomitical Jesuit, Fr James Martin, not been reprimanded by the Holy See?

    His hierarchical Superiors are in the Jesuits, so I’d say point the finger there first.

    Do you really think that a man like this Fr. John Cecero, SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in the North East US :

    … looks like the sort of fellow to reprimand anyone for promoting homosexuality ?

    Possibly not : https://www.facebook.com/FrJamesMartin/posts/10154497248051496

    Today is the publication date of “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity.” And I can think of no better way of introducing it than this sensitive and hopeful article about the beginning of a new era in our church.
    I would like to thank my Jesuit Provincial, the Very Rev. John Cecero, SJ, for approving the publication of the book and giving it his “Imprimi Potest”; Matt Malone, SJ, editor of America Media, for his support and encouragement; Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Cardinal Joseph Tobin and Bishop Robert McElroy, for their endorsements, and Sister Jeannine Gramick, SL, and Francis De Bernardo of New Ways Ministry to inviting me to deliver the talk that was the origin of this book.
    Most of all, I’d like to thank my LGBT brothers and sisters
    … etc etc ad nauseam

  17. Roger says:

    I do not listen to those who would tell you that a sin is no longer a sin. Within the Church Gods Commandments are questioned? The world has given itself over to Sin.
    Heavens Justice is bringing out into the open those who have hidden themselves in the dark and are now revealing themselves in the open, The selfish and self centred wanting freedom to sin. The word is Debauchery.
    That word Pride?
    Tobias 4:14 “Never suffer pride to reign in thy mind, or in thy words: for from it all perdition took its beginning.”

  18. toadspittle says:

    “Bella Dodd’s revelations to Ven. Fulton Sheen and the public: to undermine their greatest ‘stumbling block’ (i.e., the Catholic Church), the Communist regime managed to infiltrate thousands of communistic atheists, Masons and homosexuals into the Church in an attempt to destroy her from within!”
    Utter paranoid nonsense. The “greatest stumbling block” to the Communist regime was Communism itself. And the regime couldn’t ultimately even sustain that. It was totally incompetent on almost every level, and incapable of instigating such a monumental and pointless task, even if it had wanted to. Which it didn’t.
    And, if the Church is now bulging with Atheists, Masons, Gays, and Commies, what are they all doing these days? Still trying to destroy the Church in favour of universal Communism, which is now discredited and virtually non-existent? Right. Good luck to them.
    Yes, there are plenty of gays in the Church. But I doubt it has anything to do with Communism. The few gay priests I know certainly show no interest at all in promoting Communism, or destroying the Church. Why should they? It’s their livelihood.
    Nor do they appear to be Atheists.

  19. GC says:

    Jabba @ 08:02^, it seems this little number was even (a little?) too hot for the Jays (i.e. Jesuits) to handle, although the article could explain Fr Martin’s “activism”:

    Confessions of a gay Jesuit

  20. JabbaPapa says:

    Utter paranoid nonsense. The “greatest stumbling block” to the Communist regime was Communism itself. And the regime couldn’t ultimately even sustain that. It was totally incompetent on almost every level, and incapable of instigating such a monumental and pointless task, even if it had wanted to. Which it didn’t.
    And, if the Church is now bulging with Atheists, Masons, Gays, and Commies, what are they all doing these days? Still trying to destroy the Church in favour of universal Communism, which is now discredited and virtually non-existent? Right. Good luck to them.

    It’s not actually, though as the years go by it becomes more a matter of history than any ongoing concern.

    There is sufficient evidence to say that a plan was indeed put into action by the Soviet Union to put hundreds of sleeper agents into seminaries in order to infiltrate the Church and eventually introduce Soviet ideology into Catholicism. There may no longer be any Soviet Union, but this does not magically vanish away these Marxist ideologues, nor does it remove their desire to promote this ideology (these were after all, volunteers).

    what are they all doing these days?

    Atheists — It’s impossible to even guess at a one-size-fits-all answer here. These are still Catholics, and the Church’s name for this is called a “Crisis of Faith”. Some abandon the priesthood and the Faith, others struggle to continue, others warp the priesthood into something it shouldn’t be, and others strive to reclaim their Faith in the face of their crisis.

    Masons — doing as they always do, actively attempting to undermine the very basics and fundamentals of the Christian Faith

    Gays — doing as they always do, creating a secret underground gay lifestyle and attempting to recruit other gays into the priesthood and young adolescents into homosexuality. These activities are of course totally incompatible with and contrary to the Catholic Faith.

    Marxists — well, hard to say if you mean intellectual Marxists here or the more common cultural Marxists, but as always, promoting liberal and anti-orthodox ideologies and practices, and engaging in political activism against the Catholic Tradition, via the Heresies of Modernism, Relativism, and Americanism. As for the original Soviet infiltration, as far as I can tell it targeted the Americas more than elsewhere. That’s anywhere the geographical area where these heresies and a certain Marxist ideology took root among the clergy, and where certain Marxist ideas are mendaciously presented as being “catholic”.

  21. toadspittle says:

    A second thought: Did Dodd ever reveal any names to Sheen or anyone? Even one?
    If not, why not? I duly Googled her, and found no evidence of that at all.
    But then, I’m thick.

    “..party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations… I, myself, put some 1,200 men in [Roman] Catholic seminaries”. – wrote Dodd.
    But I can’t find a single name anywhere – out of the 1,200 single young Communist men – all, we assume, sutiable at least ssuperficially, for admission to seminaries – that Dodd apparently, and amazingly, had at her disposal. Not one.
    Can anyone help with information here?

  22. JabbaPapa says:

    Did Dodd ever reveal any names to Sheen or anyone?

    If so, it would be strongly contrary to Catholic doctrine to make those names public.

  23. toadspittle says:

    Oh, really – Jabba?
    Naming Communist, Gay, Masonic. infiltrators into the Church would be against “Cathloic doctrine?”
    Why? I’d have thought it was essential.
    But then, I’m thick.

  24. JabbaPapa says:

    Why?

    Because it would constitute defamation of character and one manner of a violation of the Commandment :

    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

  25. toadspittle says:

    What an utterly absurd argument, Jabba. By any standards.
    If Dodd was telling the truth* about the 1,200 Secret Red seminarians – it wouldn’t be “fasle witness,” now, would it?
    And whose “character” might it defame? That of Communist infiltrators? They haven’t got any character.
    Let’s not be overly squeamish, here about the poor, Gay, Communist, Freemasons.

    *Which I doubt.

  26. JabbaPapa says:

    If Dodd was telling the truth* about the 1,200 Secret Red seminarians – it wouldn’t be “fasle witness,” now, would it?

    False testimony is more than just inaccurate statements — it includes the notion of ill-willed defamations based even on truth.

  27. toadspittle says:

    Sorry Jabba – I still don’t get it.
    Does anyone else on CP&S?
    Are you saying Dodd was morally right not to name 1,200 Communist (or even name a single one) infiltrators into your beloved Church – with the diabolical object, or so we are told – of destroying it from within?
    Would you have kept quiet under those circumstances? Who would be “defamed,” anyway? Communists? Gays? Masons? So what? Why would Dodd’sstatement have been “innacurate” if it were true?
    ….Am I missing some glarinngly obvious point?Or what?

    11 question marks. Heavens. What’s going on? ( Oops – Make that 12 )

  28. kathleen says:

    Toad, you are clutching at straws…. In fact you do it all the time, clutch at straws in order to mount your straw man arguments and making sure you get the last word.

    Read Jabba’s comment at 05:38 in answer to your “what are they all doing these days?” The abundance of flagrant betrayals (e.g., this Fr Martin SJ, subject of this post ^) and continual attacks on the doctrinal teaching of the Church from those who are active within the Church hierarchy, speak for themselves. These are the sons, the rotten fruit, of those original enemies of Christ who contaminated the seminaries and everything else they touched with their pro-homosexual and Marxist-leaning Modernism. The original planted “enemies” will have long gone to their eternal destiny, but their “poison” lives on.

    You, dear Toad, are not unique (as you like to pretend). You, and many others* like you, who have absorbed the lies and worldly values that were spread like poisoned bait by the Church’s own infiltrated enemies in the twentieth century, are the “useful idiots” used by them to help divulge their evil ideology throughout the Church.

    * (raised Catholic but who have chosen to throw your “pearl of great price” to the wind),

    Bella Dodd was not the only agent who repented and then revealed the atheistic Soviet plans to destroy the Church, although she is the best known. There were others, and perhaps names of some of the infiltrators they had planted in the Church were given to the authorities, but not made public – we do not know. However, it would be practically impossible to prove that these infiltrators had indeed sinister, destructive intentions. They would deny it, so how could it be proved? We are talking about a spiritual realm don’t forget. Satan has many cunning “wiles” as he “prowls around like a rouring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8).

    Wake up! Don’t allow him to “devour” you too, dear Toad!

  29. toadspittle says:

    “However, it would be practically impossible to prove that these infiltrators had indeed sinister, destructive intentions. They would deny it, so how could it be proved? “
    Another preposterous piece of nonsense. It’s as if you said, “There’s no point in accusing someone of murder – they will only deny it.” of course they will. That’s what people do. But then we would have names. Otherwise, “Dodd’s list” begins to seem like total fantasy. You can never prove “intentions,” in any case.

    As to “clutching at straws” Kathleen – what straws? It doesn’t matter to me how many “Communist infiltrators” there are in the Church. It’s just interesting.
    It matters to you, no doubt, but you don’t seem all that bothered about finding out who the rascals are.
    They’d only deny it, anyway apparently, so that would be that.
    …Well, suit yourself.

    “You, dear Toad, are not unique (as you like to pretend).”
    I don’t have to pretend. Everybody’s unique. Including you, Kathleen. Ask Roger.

  30. kathleen says:

    Hmmm, I forgot how Toad needs everything spelt out to him… otherwise, poor fellow, he will invariably get the wrong end of the stick. (Or to pretend to, which amounts to the same thing.)

    Toad should do his own homework, seeing as how he is going to such extraordinary lengths to refute the Bella Dodd case ever took place… and search himself for the files on the Bella Dodd interrogation, presuming they are still in some lost archive. Perhaps trying through sites dedicated to Ven. Fulton Sheen, who first brought her case to light, might bring something up. In any case, whether Toad likes it or not, the Bella Dodd revelations on Atheistic/Communist (Soviet) plans to infiltrate and undermine the Church are FACTS, not rumours.
    May Toad put that in his pipe and smoke it!

    “Each man treads a virgin path to God” – Leon Bloy (I think).
    In that way we are all unique. We are all born with Free Will. We all make our own choices. God calls each one of us by name. He loves us individually as perfectly created in His Image and Likeness. He calls us, each and every one to respond to that incomparable love.
    The more we block our minds and hearts to that “call”, the more we become slaves of the Devil.
    No longer “unique”. Slaves to our ego. Slaves to sin.

  31. toadspittle says:

    “…whether Toad likes it or not, the Bella Dodd revelations on Atheistic/Communist (Soviet) plans to infiltrate and undermine the Church are FACTS, not rumours.”
    According to Dodd in her own words – they were not “plans,” but actual accomplishments.

    Kathleen – I don’t actually care in the slightest whether Dodd was lying about personally recruting 1.200 suitable young Communist men (an absurdly large amount) to infiltrate the Church via seminaries or not.
    I suspect she was. But I don’t know.
    Because it is an utterly preposterous idea, for which, as we all agree, there is not one shred of supporting evidence. Not one single name we know, even today – out of 1,200. Remarkable

    Still, one important truth I have learned from studying CP&S is this: People will cheerfully believe the most fanrastc things – not in spite of them being fantastic – but because of it.

    This blog is getting more unhinged by the day. Burro was right.
    Should I quit? Of course. It’s futile. Will I? No,

    …Anyway, no more Dodd for me. You are welcome to her.

  32. Roger says:

    The policy of Communism was to pay for and create sleeper cells. Nothing new in this because informants , spies etc,, have been around for centuries.
    The Illuminati deliberate take over of Masonry was precisely through inflitration and backed by money.
    The Masonic cells at the Vatican were outed in 60’s. they were named and shamed.
    Secretly and with papal approval Bishops were consecrated in Russia and China (creating hidden Churches).
    This was how the Apostles spread the Church in those first few centuries. Cells of Faith were created (churchs) before moving on often as was St Paul hunted by irate Authorities.
    In Ireland the Rock Masses and Churches.
    This is how the Church original started and how it approached countries like Japan and India.
    This mocked ridicule against Dodd is itself a denial that Fulton Sheen took the matter seriously.
    The true history of the Faith is the mystery of Inquity battling over centuries to destroy the Church and return Man to the despotic slavery off Sin.
    As for believing the most fantastic things I suggest that you seriously read as much about St Pio as you can, this as an antidote to the snakes bite called modernism and Rationalism. That word virtual reality is true, the shaping or belief and opinion by indoctrination.
    The Abortion argument is of back street practitioners. Now consider this, what and where are the stats for the alleged number of back street Abortions AND compare those alleged figures with the ruthless daily houses of death where millions and millions have been killed under the name of Birth Control. (I call it eugenics). Neither Hitler nor Stalin can match the mass murder of the so called West!

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