Why Is So Little Being Said about SIN?

Remember man that thou art dust,
and unto dust thou must return.

So much has been reported and written about the crimes of the sexual abuse scandal and cover-up by the hierarchy and clergy of the Catholic Church. But precious little has been said by anyone about the sinfulness of it all. Think about this for a moment, please…..Why is this so? Questions:

Have the clergy succumbed to a new form of antinomianism? (In Christianity, an antinomian is one who takes the principle of salvation by faith and divine grace to the point of asserting that the saved are not bound to follow the moral law contained in the Ten Commandments, especially the First, Sixth and Eighth?)

Are the concerns for property, assets, public appearance/perception, climbing and their very hides, of greater importance than Truth, Faith, Catholic morality, the Commandments, the Gospels?
Have they resolved to remedy the scandal through exclusively secular means such as the use of Public Relations spokespersons and Lawyers?

Have they forgotten about the need for humility, honesty, repentance, the Sacrament of Penance?

In terms of Justice, have they not been more concerned about legal liability and defense strategies rather than compassion and care for their many victims? Do they think that tons of cash can heal broken hearts, dashed faith and scarred souls? And what about the harm done to the faithful Catholic in the pews? What about the damage that has and continues to be done to their faith?

Jesus said, “Those who live by the sword, die by the sword”. By lawyering up, have the hierarchy not opened the door to intervention of an exclusively secular nature by the FBI and state attorneys general?

But what about the most important dimension of it all…the Religious dimension? If one steps back and looks at everything that has been said and written about the whole ugly mess that is the sexual abuse scandal, one will NEVER see anything said about mortal sin. Have we forgotten that the use of child/post-pubescent pornography and the sexual abuse of our young by clergymen is not only the sinful breaking of the promise of celibacy, but also, the conscious and deliberate violation of the First, Sixth and Eighth Commandments….a MORTAL SIN THAT COULD LEAD TO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT WHICH IS FAR WORSE THAN A PUNITIVE FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT OR JAIL TIME??? DO THEY NOT BELIEVE IN THE EXISTENCE OF HELL?

How many bishops, like Pontius
Pilate, ask “Truth! What is truth?”

Perhaps it’s time that the bishops put away their financial Guard Dogs (lawyers), and instead, re-read the Gospels, the Commandments, the teaching of the great Saints, especially St. Thomas More…and humbly confess their mortal sins, beg for forgiveness from God and His holy people, step down from their earthy thrones, and spend the rest of their days repenting in “sackcloth and ashes” until which time they face their Judge Who alone can read the contents of the heart…

FYI:: Commandments 1, 6, 8

“I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”

This commandment forbids idolatry, the worship of false gods and goddesses, and it excludes polytheism, the belief in many gods, insisting instead on monotheism, the belief in one God. This commandment forbids making golden calves, building temples to Isis, and worshipping statues of Caesar, for example.
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

The sixth and ninth commandments honor human sexuality.

These commandments forbid the actual, physical act of having immoral sexual activity, specifically adultery, which is sex with someone else’s spouse or a spouse cheating on their partner. These commandments also includes fornication, which is sex between unmarried people, prostitution, pornography, homosexual activity, masturbation, group sex, rape, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and necrophilia.

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

The Eighth Commandment condemns lying. Because God is regarded as the author of all truth, the Church believes that humans are obligated to honor the truth. The most obvious way to fulfill this commandment is not to lie — intentionally deceive another by speaking a falsehood. So a good Catholic is who you want to buy a used car from. (From Catholicism for Dummies)


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4 Responses to Why Is So Little Being Said about SIN?

  1. Mary Salmond says:

    Wonderfully said. I’m waiting to hear this from the majority of the clergy and hierarchy. Crickets!

  2. mary says:

    The idolatry is in the palatial residences of some bishops. Some believe it is their house when it belongs to the church at large. It is also putting self before God as evidenced as pleasure ahead of God. The misconduct is a disrespect for their bodies and the bodies of others. The lying is the denial of truth in the unreasoning mind. The coveting is the addiction of wanting more than the next bishop, (used to be known as the keeping up with the Joneses). Moving away from Godlike things and appealing to pleasure is a schism of the heart.

  3. Crow says:

    We are in a post-V2 Church in which there is no sin – God is love and there is surfing heaven,( in fact, every sort of heaven for every different consumer, err, sorry, believer). Some people call it Church of Nice.

  4. kathleen says:

    “Why is so little being said about SIN?”

    Great question that, I believe, all faithful Catholics have been asking themselves. The progressive bishops, who suppress the cries of the true Catholic bishops at every turn, have been dancing around any mention of the very grave sinfulness of sexual abuse on innocents. Al those who had put such trust in the priest as alter Christus have had their trust betrayed and for many, their faith destroyed.

    Sinful too is the failure of those who refuse to preach the fullness of the Faith, or twist the Church’s clear teaching on Faith and Morals to mean something utterly different, thus depriving souls of the necessary graces for salvation.

    Scandal, millstones, drowning in the depth of the sea… Our Lord’s strong words of condemnation on all those who scandalise “those little ones who believe in Me” (yesterday’s Gospel in the Novus Ordo liturgy) should make the culprits when they read it out at Mass shake in their polished shoes.

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