I have been exchanging email with a friend about the horrific circus-like spectacle of the baptism of a baby in the custody of two lesbians in Argentina.
After some digressions, which happen, I received this (edited):
But Fr. Manelli and his Franciscans of the Immaculate, they REALLY needed to be descended upon, their seminary shut down and everybody not in tune with the Kommissar exiled to missions or monasteries and forbidden to celebrate the Mass according to Summorum Pontificum. All for the unspeakable crime of using the old Missal and Breviary. They were the top clear and present danger for the universal Church that needed to be dealt with muy rapido and mercilessly. For them, the discipline enforcement of old came back alive.
Here, on the contrary, they will find excuses to justify the lack of action, while we need to tread carefully to even breathe in the churches and at the altars the faith which our fathers built for the ages, and to do what they handed down to us with the same exact faith of the Apostles and the same exact understanding of the Precious Wounds that gave us the Sacraments.
I am beside myself (in case it wasn’t obvious). Not for myself, I am not going anywhere. But it kills me to see so many good people around me throwing up their hands and losing hope in the Church. And since we mustn’t be judgmental, who am I to judge those who will be pushed over the rad-trad edge because of this spectacle of a clergy, this daily assault on common sense, basic doctrine and identity from the the very top of hierarchy on down?
This is NOT just a case of nuttiness in some far flung diocese somewhere in the south of the world. Not in the age of the social media. This is a test.
In a far-from-casually-chosen area of the world.
If there will be no consequence, more of this will happen. Qui tacet consentire videtur.
I can only pray harder, fast more, and give more to the poor.
Nada te turbe, nada the espante, todo se pasa, Dios no se muda. La paciencia todo lo alcanza, quien a Dios tiene nada le falta. Solo Dios basta (Teresa de Jesus)