Thursday, September 18, 2014

Speaking Against Bishops: You Could Go to Hell

Benedict IX: Popin' around for a while and then
flipping the Lateran house for a profit. It wasn't even
a fixer-upper!


If in the 11th century someone had called Benedict IX a philandering, murdering simoniac, who would have accused such a person of dividing the Church or paving the road to his own perdition? Ditto for Vigilius, Honorius, and John XXII.

At the very least, the blogger is adept enough to see the writing on the wall.

"Only the person who becomes irate without reason, sins. Whoever becomes irate for a just reason is not guilty. Because, if ire were lacking, the science of God would not progress, judgments would not be sound, and crimes would not be repressed.

"Further, the person who does not become irate when he has cause to be, sins. For an unreasonable patience is the hotbed of many vices: it fosters negligence, and stimulates not only the wicked, but above all the good, to do wrong."

-St. John Chrysostom, 11th sermon on Matthew

1 comment:

  1. M.J. does have a sharp tongue that requires reining-in but we laity make a very easy target for we have no authority or power and it is not we who have divided/destroyed the Church.

    One doesn't have to be a King Canute to know which way the tide is running; in fact, it is a tsunami of modernism that for over one-half century has been running in one direction but woe betide the drowning man who bitches about the ever-increasing rising tide that is capsizing virtually all faithful boats for he is the real problem