Last week I protested in front of St. John the Evangelist in Whitby (see photo above) where I was "greeted" by a lady from the parish who seemed to be speaking on behalf of Father Damian and who interrogated me as to why I carried my sign in front of a Catholic Church without first getting permission from the parish priest or the Archdiocese! Then she wanted to know why I would bring my sign to a Catholic Church in the first place. I asked her what part of the message on my signs she took issue with and offered her a copy of my brochure which would answer all of her questions. Twice I offered her my brochure and twice she ignored my offer but kept inferring I was doing/saying something wrong. Although she remained fairly calm her attitude was very rude and it was obvious that all she wanted was not answers but for me to simply go away.
PASTORS AND BISHOPS WITH BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS
Dear Fellow Catholic,
If... you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked man from his way, he (the wicked man) shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death. (Ezekiel 33:8)
Many ask me why I take the measures I do to communicate my message and my concerns. The answer is simple: I do it to save lives and to save souls.
You may be reacting strongly at the moment. I ask you to keep an open mind and please do not allow mindless religion to overtake you. Instead, exercise the full range and authority of your Catholic faith. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.
The Silence of the Bishops
Along with many other Catholics, I am greatly distressed by the ongoing and virtual silence of too many Bishops on the subject of legalized child-killing in Canada. I plead with the Bishops to take every necessary step to confront the demon of abortion in Canada which has claimed over three million unborn victims. In addition I am very troubled by the near total neglect by Bishops and their priests to teach and reinforce to those under their spiritual care the Moral Law of God, as defined by the Catholic Church in her official teachings. These two striking failures have taken a dramatic toll on Canadian society, paving the way for a multitude of present day evils.
Desecration of the Eucharist Precludes Respect for Life
In evaluating the factors contributing to the tragedy of legalized child-killing in our nation, special notice must be taken of the desecration of the Eucharist by obstinate, dissenting Catholics living in grave sin. This widespread and large-scale practice counts as the single greatest contributing factor to Canada’s moral descent and disrespect for human life. It would be impossible indeed to account for such desecration without acknowledging the neglect and/or indifference of too many Bishops because, in fact, the oversight of the Eucharist is entrusted entirely to the Successors of the Apostles. How is it possible to foster respect for human life when disrespect for God Himself, through the Body and Blood of Christ, is not only tolerated but modeled at every Mass?
This sacrilege of handing over Jesus to His enemies, through Holy Communion, is no less a crime today than when it was first perpetrated by Pilate two thousand years ago. The Scriptures warn, “For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.” Furthermore, the Christian “cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.” Communion with Christ and communion with devils cannot be had at once. Christians, who by association, sympathies, and actions participate in devilish strategies that destroy life, family and the common good, cannot participate in Holy Communion. Unless the Holy Scriptures can lie, the implications of this truth are clear and astounding: No such wholesale sacrilegious Communion could take place unless a great number of Bishops sympathize, knowingly or unknowingly, with the work of demons!
Shockingly then, just as “pro-choice” Pontius Pilate, who was “personally opposed,” nevertheless delivered Jesus over to His enemies, so too many Bishops of Canada have dispensed the Body and Blood of Jesus to any and all Catholics in the Communion line, even though independent sources cite that as many as 90% of Catholics reject the authority and certain crucial teachings of His Church in Canada. The truly faithful Catholics have been scandalized and demoralized for decades by this officially sanctioned sacrilege.
A Pseudo-Catholic Culture Flourishes in Canada
The result of this abomination is a flourishing pseudo-catholic culture—one based not upon the mystery of the Eucharist but upon the “magic” of the Eucharist. Thanks to the negligence, or perhaps simply the spiritual darkness, of too many Canadian Bishops, regardless of the moral conduct or spiritual disposition of vast numbers of renegade Catholics, attendance at Mass and mere reception of Holy Communion is assumed to magically confer absolution for even grave sins and to satisfy all of God’s significant imperatives for the Catholic. This grave misrepresentation of the Catholic faith not only dishonors faithful Catholics but scandalizes the entire Christian community in Canada, many of whom are forced to conclude that Catholicism is but another cultish enemy of the true Christian faith.
The Bishops are well aware that, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, those Catholics who deny Church teaching on the intrinsic evils of contraception, abortion and sodomitic relations as well as the mortal sins of masturbation, co-habitation, fornication, pornography, adultery and divorce disqualify themselves from partaking in the Holy Eucharist. Without first giving evidence in Confession of genuine repentance followed by absolution, they may not receive the Body and Blood of Christ. Despite such explicit teaching, not only inordinate numbers of average Catholics condemn themselves through sacrilegious Communion but significant numbers of openly dissenting priests, religious, theologians, and professors do so as well. These leaders have been permitted to further corrupt the faithful by disparaging the Church’s doctrine on priestly celibacy, women’s ordination, same sex “marriage,” and other non-negotiables of the faith, all without public rebuke by the Bishops.
The dissent—if not outright heresy—from Rome’s teaching by too many Bishops themselves in regard to Catholic sexual ethics, particularly contraception, with its consequent immoral living by millions of Catholics, is bringing Canada to the brink of demographic and cultural collapse. The most egregious example of such rebellion surfaced in the Church’s last encyclical on contraception, "Humanae Vitae" in July 1968, wherein the Church reinforced its prohibition of contraception as a moral absolute. However, the Canadian bishops in their “Winnipeg Statement” of September 1968 subtly denied the truth of that encyclical. In effect their statement affirmed that there are circumstances in which fornication and adultery and sodomy are legitimate. Through sophistry, the Winnipeg Statement planted the seeds of destruction of the Canadian Catholic Church.
Shouldn’t the Bishops be warning all obstinate unrepentant Catholics that neither baptism nor the Eucharist will save them? Again, according to the Catholic Catechism, to die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love is to be separated forever from Him in Hell. The Bishops know these things but their neglect or unbelief betrays them since they refuse to teach and to warn Catholics. Therefore they corrupt the faith and prove themselves not shepherds but wolves, risking the eternal salvation of millions of Canadian Catholics. The result of their distorted, devilish thinking is a collapse in the integrity of the Canadian Catholic community as a whole. An entire generation of Catholics is confused about the true means of obtaining God’s grace.
Pope Emeritus Benedict Pointed to the Problem
Which habits have the Bishops determined to change in light of Pope Benedict’s warning in October 2006? None, it would seem. In no uncertain terms, the Pope tackled the failure of Bishops to address the moral problems of Canada, specifically pointing to homosexual “marriage” and abortion and to the extreme split between the Gospel and culture, strongly evidenced by the exclusion of God in the political realm. The Pope was warning that Canadian society would continue to go amuck “in the most disturbing of ways,” through neglect of the truth and of discipline.
By continuing the unscriptural and heretical practice of granting Holy Communion to those who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, the Bishops have refused to heed Pope Benedict’s admonition. They have failed to take due diligence in defending the Holy Eucharist from sacrilege by the ordinary renegade Catholic.
The Pope’s comments politely and subtly pointed to a pervasive counterfeit culture which is supported by these sacrilegious communions and the immoral lifestyles of Catholics living in grave sin. Multitudes of such corrupted Catholics said to be “in good standing with their Church” impact every strata of Canadian society, including politics and the courts, and further degrade it with their anti-God and anti-life attitudes. Politicians, particularly pro-abortion, pro-sodomy Catholic Prime Ministers, draw special attention and indeed are capable of shocking degrees of scandal but it is the average uncatechized Catholic voter, in step with the spiritual blindness and befuddlement of too many Bishops, who empowers these “pro-choice” legislators and killers of the Unborn.
Bishops Have Failed to Mobilize the Catholic Voting Bloc
There is perhaps no greater example of the dereliction of duty of too many Bishops to halt the killing of preborn children in Canada than the failure to mobilize the Catholic voting bloc by means of a strong spiritual formation which generates an authentic Catholic conscience. Legal protection for unborn children necessitates a political, legislative solution, a fact evident to even the least politically savvy of Canadians. Roman Catholic Bishops in Canada exercise moral authority over a formidable voting bloc of nearly 10 million Catholics and yet after more than forty years of legalized child killing in Canada there is no indication whatever that Catholics have been guided by the Bishops to effect this political change. It could be accomplished through the simplest of voting strategies, one solidly founded on basic moral principles yet not centred in partisan politics.
Why must it fall to other groups to mobilize the Christians of Canada to vote effectively on behalf of preborn children? Surely if the Bishops had a will to stop the child killing in Canada a focused and comprehensive nation wide, diocesan wide, strategy to engage every Catholic of voting age to cast a vote for legal protection of the Unborn would have yielded long ago a complete halt to the killing. God have mercy on the Bishops for their failure in this most practical of all ways to end the holocaust of the Unborn. Their inaction for decades makes them culpable in the deaths of millions of unborn children.
Political Consequences of the Counterfeit Catholic Culture
Out of Canada’s counterfeit Catholic culture has emerged political devils such as Catholic Prime Ministers Trudeau, Chretien, and Paul Martin. Catholic Bishops were clearly in a compromised, weakened state when, in 1969, they permitted Catholic Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Catholic Justice Minister John Turner to foist the triad of legal contraception, abortion and homosexuality upon Canada, along with the liberalization of divorce laws.
Up until PM Stephen Harper’s election in 2006, Catholic Prime Ministers had managed the affairs of Canada for 38 years (except for a five month break). Every one of them without exception has flouted Catholic teaching on sexuality through their pro-contraception, pro-abortion, pro-sodomy agendas. And every one of them considered themselves good Catholics and regularly presented themselves for Holy Communion. During that 38 year reign of social devastation and spiritual ruin the Catholic Bishops failed to take steps to deal with this epic scandal. Despite the fierce defiance of Catholic teaching exhibited by the Prime Ministers there is no record of even one single occasion when a Catholic PM was denied Holy Communion. And now we have a new Catholic PM, Justin Trudeau, who likewise claims to be a serious Catholic but is probably the most strident pro-abortion PM ever.
Canada’s Bishops failed to deal with the grave scandal caused by Paul Martin, one of Canada’s recent pro-abortion, pro-sodomy Catholic PM’s, defeated in the 2006 election, who spearheaded same sex marriage in Canada and vehemently proclaimed his government’s commitment to “a woman’s right to choose” without restrictions. His Bishop, the Bishop of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, dismissed any possibility of discipline for Martin, claiming that the PM was a “faithful member of my cathedral parish.” Ottawa’s current Archbishop Prendergast has likewise taken no action to date to reign in the renegade Justin Trudeau’s scandalous statements and actions.
Profound failures such as this by too many Bishops of Canada blur the line between that which is evil and that which is good and sustain the “extreme split between the Gospel and culture, strongly evidenced by the exclusion of God in the political realm” lamented by Pope Emeritus Benedict. How can such a caricature of apostolic leadership be described as anything other than the “blind leading the blind?”
Bishops Urgently Need to Implement Guidelines Provided by Rome
Two sets of guidelines authored by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later Benedict XVI, if diligently and universally honoured by the Bishops of Canada, would decidedly impact the moral climate of Canada and immediately set Canada on a path to rescuing the Unborn and reviving respect for the moral law of God.
In a 2004 letter to the American bishops entitled appropriately Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion then-Cardinal Ratzinger said that those Catholics who continue to obstinately reject Church teachings must be denied Communion. He cited Canon 915 and other church documents to support this position.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in 2003, published The Participation of Catholics in Political Life which was directed to Catholic Bishops, Catholic politicians and all lay members of the faithful called to participate in the political life of democratic societies. Principles contained in this guide urgently need application in Canada but are constantly ignored by the Bishops.
Bishops Need to Call for a National Fast and Penance
Much is made these days in Catholic circles of initiatives such as the “New Evangelization” and “Social Justice.” However, truly worthwhile Catholic endeavours such as these can never see the blessing of God until the fundamental errors and injustices addressed in this letter are resolved. Celebrations like the 2008 International Congress in Quebec City by the Bishops with the theme “The Eucharist, gift of God for the life of the world” ought to instead be a call for a national fast whose primary purpose is repentance and conversion. God desires first of all obedience from His Bishops, certainly not festivals, celebration and song at such a time of crisis as we face. Ironically, God’s gift of life is also the Unborn…who will pay with their life for the ongoing desecration of the Eucharist.
It is past time for a Congress that enjoins Catholics throughout Canada to instead put on sack cloth and ashes, seeking repentance and forgiveness for the disobedience of the Bishops and the profanation of the Holy Eucharist.
Every day the Bishops delay, the souls of Catholics entrapped in the darkness of a false religious culture remain in great danger of eternal damnation and every day the Bishops delay, a further 300 preborn Canadians perish. Their silent scream continues to daily torment those whose Christian conscience remains unfettered by the deceptions of demons.
I hate, I despise your festivals -- and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings, and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. 23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. 24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5: 21-24)
Conclusion and Statement of Goodwill
To the best of my knowledge and belief, nothing said in this letter contradicts the Catechism of the Catholic Church or the official teachings of the Catholic Church. My approach has been criticized and some have accused me of saying uncharitable things about religious leaders, i.e. Bishops, Priests and Pastors. If what I say is true then it cannot be uncharitable since charity demands the truth. For those who claim I have made false accusations against the clergy, I simply ask: Please provide the proof of that charge and supply evidence that refutes my claims.
Eric Alcock, Oshawa, ON
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