Friday, June 26, 2015

Oves et Hædis...

It's a sad day.

It's a sad day when a "debate" breaks out among "Catholics" in the comments under their Bishop's statement on Facebook about the SCOTUS decision.

The following is a statement of Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger regarding today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on...
Posted by Diocese of Albany on Friday, June 26, 2015

It's a sad day when people use the word "love," and the image of God's promise, as weapons against Him. It's even sadder when these people are people that consider themselves to be Catholics.

Jesus did not change His stance on certain subjects, even when people left Him when He preached them, the Real Presence being the one that comes to my mind first (see John 6:54-69). Jesus saw that people left His side because the teaching was "hard." Jesus wasn't about to compromise the Truth for popularity. He wasn't about to run after those that left in order to apologize for having offended them, and retract his previous statement. The Gospel from this past Sunday (EF) was about the rejoicing in Heaven over the 1 repentant sinner. Why didn't Jesus chase after those people that left him? He knew that they wouldn't accept Him and His teaching. He pursues us, always with a loving heart, but He is God, and God does not change. We are the ones that need a change, a change of heart, a change toward God.

My disappointment today does not originate from the decision arrived by the Supreme Court. I honestly wasn't surprised by their choice to make gay "marriage" legal in all 50 States today. This doesn't worry me. I knew it was coming all along. Remember, we are not of this world. However, my worry and disappointment stem from the reactions of those around me. Again, I knew, for the most part, who would rejoice and who would recoil at the announcement. But what saddened my heart was seeing so many Catholics and other Christians rejoicing over this decision.

We all know that Satan has been triumphed over. We know that in the end, God will win the battle. He's God after all. But that doesn't mean that Satan won't try to win.

His largest victories are those of Catholics. He already has claimed souls of non-Catholics. They're already on his side, ultimately. But it is the soul of a devout Catholic that he wishes to conquer the most. Not only to spite God, but to bring other souls with it. This is why great Saints such as Padre Pio were troubled by demons relentlessly. Sadly, Satan has made some victories in this. Priests, Religious, and laity alike are being misinformed by each other, and are falling for the idea that homosexuals can get "married," that it's a "right," and what's worse, that Jesus Himself would support this because it seems to be the "loving and charitable" thing to do.

The saddest part by far of this is the amount of Catholics, no, wait, "catholics," that agree with SCOTUS' decision, that gay "marriage" should be available. 

Pruning time is drawing neigh. God will separate the sheep from the goats. The Church and its true adherents are dwindling, but that is how God knew it would pan out in the end. May God give us the strength to persevere in the Truth, and to spread God's Truth to those around us.

Satan's win wasn't in that the Supreme Court made this legal. His win was far before that. His win was in convincing us that God was wrong. That's how this all started, and it's been like it ever since.... 

"In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph..." - Our Lady of Fatima

1 comment:

  1. I am an atheist, why should I be forced to live by the rules of the Roman Church or a bible I don't believe in? I am, however, a huge fan of the teachings of Bishop Jack Shelby Spong.