Monday, December 2, 2013

"Wine to Drink Mingled with Gall"

 Let GOD arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;

Let all who hate Him flee before His Holy Face.
~Psalm 67

The “Special Message” from the Bishops recently, makes me a bit angry; it is kind of like closing the barn door after all of the animals have gotten out, and trying to round them all up. I am an outspoken Catholic and I will not be quiet when I feel that Gods words are not being listened to or followed, and for that I will pick up my cross and walk the best way I can.

Cardinal George said, “I will die in my bed.  My successor will die in prison. His successor will be martyred.” Could this be because he has not carried the Cross the way he should have, and his successor will be the one to suffer for him not picking up that Cross? Why haven’t the Bishops said what they should have said for years and years about the evils of; contraception, abortion, euthanasia and sodomy? Did they not say anything for fear of the collection basket not being filled, or were they concerned that people would leave? I think the latter.

The Bishop has asked for vocations even so far as writing his own prayer, which I do pray, but for what is he asking? Is he asking for vocations so the new priests can hang on the cross (literally) because he did not have the courage to stand up for what the Church actually teaches? Who stands up for these priests who do, speak the truth? Is it the Bishops, those same bishops who tell priests they have eight minutes for a homily? Lord forbid if they do speak the “Truth” about sin, does a wealthy parishioner call downtown? And the priest is then moved into east Booneville! I have heard that a list of forbidden topics exists. If it is not true, why is there is silence from the pulpit on these matters?

Have the bishops become so aloof that the eternal souls of people whose souls they were entrusted on the day of their ordination do not matter to them, as long as their comforts here on earth continue? I know you cannot answer my questions, but believe me, I speak for many Catholics. Those Catholics who do not have the courage to stand up and say what needs to be said, because they will be black-balled, ignored, and mistreated by the clergy. They stay silent out of fear. I would love to have a question and answer with the bishops on just these kinds of questions, but I suppose that would never and will never happen.

I will never give up fighting for the “Truth”.  I will never stop praying, every single day of my life for the Holy Father, the bishops and the priests. I will never cease speaking out when I see or hear things being done, because the truth is not spoken. I will continue to stand up for the good priests, when they do what is right. I pray, that I will be held accountable, if I have unjustly or harshly criticized clergy but it is for love of the Church that I do so, and for the love of the souls who are thirsting for the truth and are getting “wine to drink mingled with gall”(Mt 27:34) from the pulpit.

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