Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Holy Father under attack in Austria, Germany

Make no mistake about it, the fierce outcry against the Holy Father's epsicopal appointments and initiatives to bring unity within the Church are a personal attack.

Holy Father Benedict has declared war against an orthodoxy that exists only on paper but not in liturgy or life. For years we have produced orthodox catechisms and documents ad nauseum while the liturgy is gutted, manipulated and deformed into an unrecognizable mess. This ruin of the Church's prayer has resulted in a ruin of the Church's life, with Catholics leaving in droves for other versions of a Christianity without the Cross, of which there are many. A betrayal of the Cross of Christ is a betrayal against the Church herself, an evisceration of the Body of Christ which must be faithful to the whole Gospel or to none of it. There is no middle way: "If you are lukewarm I will spit you out of my mouth".

Benedict XVI has declared war on the toothless version of Christianity that has gutted Holy Mother Church in the name of a supposed "spirit of Vatican II" which has laid waste to the praxis of Holy Faith in liturgy and life. There is no such thing as a "spirit of the Council" which sets itself up in opposition to the letter of that same Council without disastrous results.

Vociferous opposition to Vatican decisions is a ruse and thinly veils the real objective which is an attack upon the Pope by those who have placed themselves on the opposing side in the battle for the life of the Church. God grant them the grace to see the true danger in which they stand by opposing the Vicar of Christ.

Pray for the Holy Father
. God grant him strength in the battle, length of life and victory over his enemies.