Op-Ed: "Better a Millstone" - Catholic school principal shamefully abandoned by hierarchy: Planned Parenthood wins another battle

rorate-caeli.blogspot.com | 2/24/2018 | Staff
It is always local situations that show how deep the problems in the Church are at the present time. The problematic issuances from Rome, Germany and Chicago are indeed disturbing, but to see how far things have gone, one must go to the local level of the Church: the diocese and the parish. Go to a typical parish Mass to see the fruit of the liturgical experiment of the post-Conciliar Church. The unmooring from the Tradition of the Church is plain to see in the carrying out of the deliberate misunderstanding of the Mass and the disappearance of reverence. Not to mention the precipitous decline in the percentage of Catholics who go to Mass regularly.

But one sees what has happened and is happening to Catholic doctrine also at the local level. I live in one of the most wealthy counties in the United States. There is also poverty in this county. But when the median family income of the county is calculated, the poverty disappears in the wash of super-affluence. This poverty is talked about by those who are entrusted with running the government and by those running the Church. But those who run the Church understand that nothing can be done, at least at the basic level of dollars and cents, without the wealthy of Fairfield County. Nothing to be done. What they mean by “to be done” has little to do with Jesus’ directive to go out and preach the Gospel. What the hierarchy means by “to be done” is to pay attention to the assurance that the bureaucracy continues to function, much like the government in Washington D.C. in the continuous pseudo-crises of government funding. The Christian directive of love of neighbor has been divorced at a deep level by the hierarchy of the Church from the...
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