So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Danneels and the Devil

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Give a man enough rope to hang himself, and he will. That is, a talkative over confident man guilty of subversive activity for which he is proud to have participated in, if given enough slack and opportunity, he will indict himself. Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, unable to resist the temptation to take credit for having inspired havoc in the Church, has outed himself as an enemy of the Church of Christ.
Why is it that so-called progressive bishops want the Church to conform to their dead religion? Their stupid ideas and limp witness to the Gospel have led to a massive decline in the practice of the Faith in Europe and in North and South America. Why on earth would any Catholic want to follow the lemmings of dissent off the cliffs of heresy?
2 Timothy 4:1-5
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.
The astute Edward Pentin, journalist par excellence, details the circumstances surrounding the Belgian prelate's ecclesiastical malfeasance that could very put him in the same league as the most badly behaved churchmen of all time who have brought shame upon themselves and the Church.
Pentin begins his article at NCRegister by identifying Danneels' admission:
Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to being part of a radical "mafia" reformist group opposed to Benedict XVI.
video of Danneels' admission:
St. Gallen must be galled.
(Danneels) called it a "mafia" club that bore the name of St. Gallen. The group wanted a drastic reform of the Church, to make it "much more modern", and for Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to head it. The group ... has been documented in Austen Ivereigh's biography of Pope Francis, The Great Reformer.
Rorate Caeli blog identifies Cardinal Maria Martini—whose dissent has been ably criticized by many others—as also having belonged to the same clique of perfidious cardinals.
(A)mong the others who made up the group according to the book were the Dutch bishop Adriaan Van Luyn, the German cardinals Walter Kasper and Karl Lehman, the Italian cardinal AchilleSilvestrini and the English cardinal Basil Hume.—Marco Tosatti [Senior Religion Correspondent] La Stampa, September 24, 2015 at Rorate Caeli.
The above named prelates are hardly the only ones whose limp witness to the Gospel has led many souls astray. One could add to the frequent liars club Weakland (a fitting name, to be sure), Mahony (rhymes with baloney) of Los Angeles, De Roo (sounds like 'deer pooh',... which describes his revisionist view of the Second Vatican Council) in Canada, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe whose quirky theododgical teaching (theological+dodgy = dodgy theology = dopey teaching) has somehow earned him a Vatican post, and a host of others.

The internet chatter about Danneels is not the idle banter of conspiracy nuts. Danneels has freely and openly admitted that he and others have acted in a manner that posed and/or continues to pose a real threat to the Church. One can only hope that Danneels' television admission is a practice run leading to a full confession of his unacceptable behaviour.
Revelation 3:16
But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.
Danneel's actions and the actions of his ilk should make any serious Catholic sick to his stomach.

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In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Deliver us, O Lord, from wicked men, especially those who occupy places of authority in the Church. Lord God, save us from the manipulations of proud men who abuse their office instead of humbly serving Your will.

Grant us, Almighty God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—the protection of Your holy angels. May Saint Michael lead his company to do battle against those malicious spirits that influence men in high places. Men who are given to corruption. Men influenced by the evil one. Grant us the wisdom, knowledge and fortitude to undo the influence of those powerful unrepentant sinners who would disfigure the face of Holy Mother Church and lead others into error.

Hear, O Lord, we beseech You, our appeal for help in overcoming the madness of dissent. Grant us Your mercy so that we who make this prayer may be free from every defilement, any hint of wrath or anything less than a perfect zeal for Your Church. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, mighty patron of the Church Universal, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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