Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return

The heretic and traitor Fr. Richard McBrien has passed on to his eternal reward. He spent most of his adult life publicly undermining the Church that was foolish enough to give him his livelihood. He was one of those old school progressives who believed Vatican III was right around the corner and that it would usher in a new golden age of married lesbian priests shuttling back and forth between the blessing of the condoms and leading an ecumenical earth-goddess worshipping service. If he repented of his lifetime of heresy and dissent on his deathbed, then we should rejoice in God's mercy. If he died as an unrepentant heretic, then we should tremble at God's justice that no one escapes despite whatever worldly success they enjoy.

Someone in the comments over at Bonald's said something a few weeks ago that was revelatory to me. Essentially, the Catholic Church fears schism much more than heresy. She will ruthlessly stamp out any real or perceived separatist tendencies; see the Society of St. Pius X or the Franciscans of the Immaculate. In contrast, one is relatively free to disseminate heresy all the live long day and at most the Church will ask you to pretty please stop doing that or give you a slap on the wrist. How the hell else can you account for McBrien and Hans Kung being priests in good standing all of their lives while the SSPX is in ecclesiastical limbo even though they believe everything all Catholics believed sixty years ago?

3 comments:

  1. Unity uber alles, even if it is a fake unity. Also explains ecumania.

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  2. The influence of Cardinal Kasper seems to be a driving force for for liberalism within the church, but this guy sounds like a real piece of work from what I am reading.

    "He was one of those old school progressives who believed Vatican III was right around the corner and that it would usher in a new golden age of married lesbian priests shuttling back and forth between the blessing of the condoms and leading an ecumenical earth-goddess worshipping service."

    The Church of England needs no more copycats. I have no doubt his desire to see power decentralized is to further submit individual Catholic churches to state authorities, secular authorities, those that agree with his Modernist viewpoints on women and birth control.

    "His love of the church and his knowledge of its history, both sinful and graced, led a whole generation to a greater critical appreciation of what it means to be Catholic,"

    More like led a whole generation to despair that the Church was being corrupted from within by men like this. What shall be his eternal reward for his blatant heresy? I tend to agree with your assumption...

    Added to my blogroll

    God bless, brother.

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