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My observation on Cardinal George's comments

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Jun 03, 2004

[Editor's note: We have moved Father Wilson's comments, as informative and enlightening as they are, to "Phil's Forum." Please post any new Sound Off comments there.]

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  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Jun. 05, 2004 2:37 PM ET USA

    Altar Boy: I pray that Our Beloved Jesus and Our Lady of Fatima will stop them and let the world know They did. Join me in praying the Rosary.

  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Jun. 05, 2004 2:34 PM ET USA

    Altar Boy: I pray that Our Lady of Fatima will stop them and let the world know she did.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 3:37 PM ET USA

    Fatimabeliever: Do you intend to stand by the New Order even after they carry out their despicable plan to turn the Fatima shrine into an “interfaith worship center”? A better question: Will Mary stand by while this sacrilege is perpetrated on her Son’s Church?

  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Jun. 03, 2004 3:11 PM ET USA

    sOLUTION: Have every Priest in his own parish get on his knees and pray the Rosary with his parishioners. Then have the same Priest consecrate his parishioners and his parish to the IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. She promised she would help!! Why not ask her?? The triumpt of the Immaculate Heart of Mary we need it. Why not begin at the Parish level?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 2:05 PM ET USA

    The solution to the religious illiteracy of Catholics today might be, for everyone to go get the Catechism of the Council of Trent, study it, and believe what it says. They'd be in for a surprise. As a convert from Anglicanism, I can tell you that the Catholicism I see in churches today is really Protestantism that pretends to answer to the Pope. There is more of Anglicanism in the post Vat-II church than young Catholics realize.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 1:03 PM ET USA

    Fr. W, surely you don’t expect those bishops who gained their miters in the post-VCII Church to now repudiate the system under which they advanced? Indeed, this is the archetypical example of the foxes guarding the hen house. I believe that we have traveled much too far down the path of feel-good religion (aka ecumenism) to suddenly turn back and revive the traditional Church. Unfortunately, the claims of SSPX and other traditionalists that the New Order is “counterfeit” Catholicism ring true.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 10:52 AM ET USA

    This Feast of Saints Peter and Paul makes it thirty-two years ago Pope Paul VI warned the smoke of Satan came into the Sanctuary. Surely, the auto-demolition of these thirty-two years is by design, not ineptitude.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 9:59 AM ET USA

    Catholics once understood that the good in life is found in working for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls. That truth has been ignored during the last 40 years of "renewal." Instead, ideas previously rejected as inimical to the Catholic life have been embraced with gusto. Read the encyclical letters of Pius IX, X, XI, XII and Leo XIII! Until the Church once again unequivocally rejects the errors of modernism the current darkness will deepen and many souls will be lost.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 9:10 AM ET USA

    Fr. Wilson establishes beyond the shadow of a doubt the failed authority of our Church. One must question, therefore, Cardinal Ratzinger's statement: "Unlimited trust should only be placed in the real Word of the Revelation that we encourter in the faith transmitted by the Church." The Church has not been a reliable moral authority. It still isn't. Is it any wonder that people are repulsed by those who have institutionalized what is morally repugnant? Perhaps when the arch conservatives and liberals of our church stop spewing angry and venemous language at each other, we will find a loving ground in God's presence where the phoenix may rise again.

  • Posted by: Jim E - Jun. 03, 2004 9:08 AM ET USA

    Thank you Fr. Wilson for articulating the thoughts of so many of us. Many of us complain, and rightly so, about the shortcomings of the senior clergy and the direction of the church, but have no effective way of helping to implement change. Some suggestions - Pray frequently, fast occasionally as health permits, support church personnel and institutions that promote renewal of devotion to Christ and His church in accordance with the Magesterium and sacred tradition. Additional suggestions please

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 8:34 AM ET USA

    Well, for one thing, the Vatican does not agree with this analysis. I agree with it, but I do not count. I judge the Holy Father, the Holy See, have only the answers that they give us. We must and many do pray daily for Devine intervention. Nobody else has answers and nobody else is in charge. Unless the evil doers are struck dead by a bolt of lighning they will go on doing evil to each other and what remains of the Body of Christ too.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2004 6:56 AM ET USA

    Now the "greatest" commandment is this one: "Thou shalt make everyone feel comfy, especially oneself."

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