Saturday 5 October 2019

The short march through the Catholic Church

Pope Francis has now appointed more than half the cardinals entitled to vote for his successor. 

Many are 'Franciscans', which means that they have left wing politics and left-wing theology.  

These words came to my mind.
"The evil that men do lives after them."
I'm afraid I decided, after thinking about it, to delete the line before that,
"The good men do is oft interred with their bones"
Here are three quotations from Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, the Archbishop of Bologna, who died in 2015.

“… the Antichrist presents himself as a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist. He …
seeks the consensus of all the Christian confessions, conceding something to each one.”“The crowds follow him, except for tiny groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants. Chased by the Antichrist, they tell him, ‘You have given us everything except for the one thing that interests us, Jesus Christ.'”

“I think that either Europe reverts back to being Christian or it will be Muslim.It seems to me that what actually has no future is the “culture of nothingness,” which appears to be vastly predominant among the people of Europe, rich in means and poor in truth: a content-free and limitless freedom, a skepticism boasted of as if it were an intellectual accomplishment."

“This “culture of nothingness” (supported by hedonism and by libertarian insatiability) will not be capable of withstanding the ideological assault of Islam, which is bound to come: only the rediscovery of the Christian event as man’s only salvation—and therefore a decisive resurrection of the ancient soul of Europe—can offer a different outcome to this inevitable showdown.Unfortunately, neither the “humanists” nor the “Catholics” seem to realize the tragedy that is unfolding. The secularists with their relentless action against the Church do not realize that they are fighting against the strongest inspirer and the most valid defense of Western civilization and its values of rationality and liberty. When they do realize it, it may be too late. “Catholics,” by letting the awareness of the truths they possess fade away within themselves and by replacing apostolic concern with pure and simple dialogue at all costs, are unconsciously preparing their own extinction. My hope is that the seriousness of the situation may at some point lead to an effective reawakening both of reason and of the bygone faith.”

No comments:

Post a Comment