Saturday, November 21, 2015

Letters To Bishops: Turn Your Hearts Towards Christ

Another letter from a Catholic concerned for the souls of straying Bishops and those who are lead astray by them. Once again, I reprint it with permission and with very minor changes for the sake of readability.

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Date: October 2, 2015

To: His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Your Graces, Archbishop Prendergast, Archbishop Durocher, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi

Subject: YOUR FLOCK CALLS UPON YOU! A LACK OF RESPONSE WE WILL ASSUME INDICATES THIS LETTER WAS DELETED AND THAT YOU LACK CHARITY AND CONCERN TOWARDS YOUR FAITHFUL

Dear Fathers,

It is with heavy hearts that we yet again write to you. We implore you to deeply contemplate our concerns, most of which we have already addressed on several previous occasions, with no response, no acknowledgement (which is very [un]Christ-like I may add) on your parts.

The faithful—and I stress the faithful—as we are surrounded by many unfaithful lay and clergy alike, are disheartened, discouraged and frankly fed up with your lack of shepherding.

Dear Cardinal I echo your recent words "...we should be disturbed and ashamed...at the images we have seen."  You are correct you should be disturbed and ashamed and so should every 'Catholic' who has not seen, stood up for and defended the refugees right under their noses. How about the aborted child?  Where do you get off telling people to be ashamed and disturbed; where was your public statement when the horrific Planned Parenthood practices were exposed? Planned Parenthood is listed as one of the resources for the sex-ed curriculum which you, dear Cardinal, endorsed and to which your clergy in the Archdiocese of Toronto capitulated. 

Where is your shame?  Your flock has been knocking on your door since February after your gracious acceptance of an illicit, immoral, sexually indoctrinating piece of garbage called the Updated 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum. You ask your flock now for money for your 'Faith Campaign', and for the migrant crisis. Where were you when your flock needed you; where were you when your flock asked for your help?

You did not need to accept this illicit garbage and what is worse you have sold it off as morally acceptable through a 'Catholic Lens'.  ICE is not qualified to teach anything moral and true to Church Teaching.  They have proven this time and again.  Your Fully Alive program, particularly theme three, contradicts all Church teaching on Human Sexuality, by the simple fact that it introduces before the age of puberty unnecessary sexual information. It is immoral before puberty [to do so].  Yet, under the parent resource, under the guidance of bishops, in grade 3 (age 7-8) parents are encouraged if they have not done so already, to explain in detail the act of sexual intercourse. What is on the mind of Bishops today?  What in heaven's name are we to say to this?

Where is your faith dear Fathers?  The bishops in Canada do not promote Faith but are rather responsible for killing it:  Irreverence, false mercy, calling evil good and good evil, acceptance of open homosexuals into the seminaries, scandal after scandal.  You have no faith therefore you cannot promote a faith campaign.  Communion on the hand was implemented falsely, with lies; yes we do know about it. And yes it is irreverent, no matter what you or any other cafeteria Catholic states. Particles of our Lord's precious Body and Blood wiped, washed away with disregard; YOU are responsible for allowing this, YOU are responsible for promoting disregard, irreverence, mockery, and sacrilege of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s precious Body and Blood.  It is because you don't believe in the Real Presence!  You are called Fathers for a reason; the flock are yours whom  YOU are to lead to Jesus Christ. Yet you mock Our Lord at every chance you get; our loving Lord who waits for you, who loves you regardless of your actions. You mock your vocation, YOU are consecrated souls and are to lead TRUTHFULLY, but you lead falsely; falsely to 'attract' more people to even out your bottom line. 

Where are our patens dear bishops, where are our Tabernacles in the centre of our Churches?  Christ is the center of every church, why is He shunned to the sidelines? Why are our Catholic Churches not Christ centered? They are world centered. THIS IS FALSE, THIS IS NOT THE CHURCH CHRIST INTENDED.

Where are your exhortations calling Catholics of your Archdiocese to stand up for their Faith in the face of ongoing attacks?  Where are your pastoral letters calling people to repentance and confession?  Where are your catechists from the Archdiocese telling people it is a mortal sin to miss THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF MASS ON Sundays? Do you know how many people attend Mass when it is convenient for them and yet receive Holy Communion? Is this a way for you to clear your conscience before God: “If my faithful don't know it is a mortal sin then it isn't.” Is this what you call pastoral care?  God have mercy on you ! It should be imbedded in the hearts of every Catholic to seek their Maker, to have an intimate relationship with their Redeemer; they would flock to Holy Mass.  But it needs to be taught; this needs to be shouted from each and every pulpit by FAITHFUL clergy!

Where dear Bishops is your defence of human life from conception—of human life in the womb?  Do you think a five minute speech at the pro-life rally in Ottawa is enough? The bishops could not even bring themselves in their PATHETIC election guide to call the unborn a human, no, instead a fetus: do you think Jesus would call a child in a womb a fetus?  Was Jesus, when in the womb of His holy Mother Mary, just a fetus according to you? 

Your words were so correct that we should be ashamed and disturbed: so ashamed and DEEPLY disturbed at the lack of preaching by our Bishops and clergy.  YOU should be ashamed that you do not have enough faith in Christ to openly say: do not vote for the party that forces its members to be pro-abortion, [thus] you solicit what is evil! What good is social and economic justice if there is no justice for the most vulnerable of our society?  That applies to only the unborn because the elderly, although vulnerable and in need of protection, were [at least] given a chance to live, so there is no comparison to the child killed before they had the chance to see the light of day. 

Dear Bishops you are seeing the rotten fruits of the horrid and erroneous Winnipeg Statement of 1968, which was formed in open defiance of the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ: decline in vocations, decline in Mass attendance, people outright leaving the Faith.  "…a healthy tree bears good fruit, but a poor tree bears bad fruit...ANY TREE THAT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN IN THE FIRE..." Math.7:17-20

How can the President of the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops [bother to] state ‘How Catholics can better understand Islam’?  Do you Bishops even believe in God?  I ask because you seem to have NO FEAR OF GOD! Do we have to better understand Islam? By that very statement Bishop you are acknowledging a heretic, blasphemous 'religion'. Two waves of attacks by the Muslims in our history threatened to wipe out Christianity.  Thanks again to brave, faithful laity, willing to die for their Faith, willing to die for Christ, by the Grace of God, we were saved.

Here is an idea: why don't you write a pastoral letter telling Catholics how they can better understand Catholicism, from the lives of the Saints and from Holy Scripture?  Better yet, just focus on the life of Jesus Christ, 'ECCE HOMO…' BEHOLD THE MAN WHO IS OUR GREATEST EXAMPLE.' Is He not THE EPITOMY OF WHAT EVERY MAN AND WOMAN, EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD BE?  Wait, that would make you unpopular, would it?  "...if the world hates you, just remember that it has hated me first." John.15:18-27  Who then are you followers of? Surely it is not Christ and His Teaching!

With regards to your appeal for the 'refugee crisis', where was your appeal to stop the massacres in Nigeria, where in one day 2000 Christians were butchered? Where was your distress? What about the people in distress in your own Archdiocese? We have a need to take care of the people under our noses first. Where is your care for the homeless and poor in your Archdiocese Cardinal? Oh I know you have soup kitchens, and I know every Church holds Christmas campaigns, which is all good and holy, but what about the rest of the year?  These people do not hibernate all year and all of a sudden wake up each Christmas, they need help throughout the year.  How much money is collected in the 'poor box' at the back of every Church?  

How many priests implore their parishioners, hundreds in some parishes, thousands in others, to put a measly quarter into the poor box, at the end of each Mass? One quarter, do you know what that would mean multiplied by hundreds, by thousands?  Selfishness, greed, pride, lack of concern for others: it is never addressed in our parishes. Are priests worried about backlash if they asked people to give up ONE Tim Hortons coffee per week and offer it to the 'poor box' as a sacrifice?  

Of course they are, and why?  Because of YOU dear Bishops. Because at the whim of one greedy, proud, rich and affluent parishioner who would disagree or be OFFENDED by a priest’s TRUE shepherding; you would suspend such a priest or threaten him to the point that all he will speak of is GARBAGE, NONSENSE AND 'FALSE CHARITY' from his pulpit. 
  
What price are our souls to you dear Bishops: the price of public funding for our 'not so Catholic' schools?  What price? 

All we hear from the pulpits are ‘We need money for this, we need money for that’! It is true we must support our Church financially, yes, for the needs of their maintenance and care. However, you speak of money; you speak of 'false mercy', 'false charity', and ‘welcoming all’: all this to gain more goats to milk their pockets FOR YOUR NEEDS, not those of the Church!

Are we really to welcome all: such as St. Joseph's parish in Ottawa…welcoming homosexuals openly and proudly living a homosexual lifestyle? Really?  Can you find for me—perhaps I am in grave error—where our Lord said, “Welcome sinner, come and sin some more!”  Clearly you will not find that. We are [instead] to welcome sinners (which we all are) to REPENTANCE ! We do not, out of ‘false mercy and charity,’ endorse or encourage, illicit, immoral, depraved lifestyles. A lector at St. Joseph’s parish is a married lesbian. ONE OF THE CHURCH'S MINISTRIES IS A GSA, IN A CHURCH!! THE ST. JOE'S COMMUNITY MARCHES IN AN IMMORAL, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT, BLASPHEMOUS PRIDE PARADE where just this year a homosexual was dressed up as a gay Jesus.  THIS IS YOUR WAY TO EVANGELIZE??? How utterly sad and pathetic! 

Would you dear Archbishop Prendergast allow a woman to come to the pulpit and openly announce "I am a devout Catholic and regular parishioner, living with my boyfriend in an unholy union. I am pregnant and with joy I will abort my 7 month baby tomorrow." Would you allow anyone to make such a statement from the pulpit?  Well, we know you would, since you allow a practicing homosexual, living in an unholy, depraved-of-love, depraved-of-any-sense-of-the-creation-of-God (man and woman), who attends HOLY MASS with her lesbian" wife”. You are not only allowing the same, but endorsing it and encouraging it! Where is your defence of God's creation, the union of man and woman? 

MAYBE WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE LEAD OF DEAR FATHER ROSICA, WHO RECENTLY CALLED REGULAR MASS ATTENDEES AND FOLLOWERS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ‘MODERN DAY PHARISEES’! WHO ALSO STATED THAT DEFENCE OF MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN IS NOT THE VIEW OF THE CHURCH! HERE [RATHER] IS THE MODERN PHARISEE: "So then, whoever disobeys even the least important of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be the least in the Kingdom of heaven" Matt.5:17-20.

Charity, Mercy, REPENTANCE: start to preach it as Jesus Christ preached it. Please, for the sake of not only your own souls—consecrated souls who VOWED to bring people to Christ…to CHRIST, not to your wallets!  Please wake up Bishops and we do beg you—this, out of true charity towards you—because we do care about you and about everyone whom YOU are supposed to shepherd!

In union with the suffering and sacrifice of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, we offer you our prayers and sacrifices. We implore the Lord to have mercy on all of you. We implore you to turn your hearts towards Christ and away from the world!

Signed  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

P.S. PLEASE READ AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS THE DUTY OF A BISHOP, ONE WHO WILL
BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE LORD, 'LORD I SERVED YOU FIRST'.

http://www.intothebreach.net/into-the-breach/

"If your brother sins against you, go to him and show him his fault. But do it privately, just between yourselves. If he listens to you, you have won your brother back. But if he will not listen to you, take one or two other persons with you, so that 'every accusation may be upheld by the testimony of two or more witnesses,' as the scripture says. And if he will not listen to them, then tell the whole thing to the church. Finally, if he will not listen to the church, treat him as though he were a pagan or tax collector." Matt. 18:15-18

2 comments:

Karl Rahner Jr. said...

It can be anticipated that a letter such as this is likely to be ignored, since the tone and the content give the impression it is written by a mentally unstable individual.

ELA said...

I'm sure your thinking lines up well with that of shepherds who receive letters from "mentally unstable individuals" and do not respond.