How many times have I written here that, if you are upset with what you see going on in the Church, then “GO TO CONFESSION!”?
I just read a sermon from this last Sunday by Fr. Eduard Perrone of the marvelous Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit.
Let me start with something he concludes with:
I believe that the traditional Mass has all the elements needed for making saintly people: repairing and nourishing the soul. We are fortunate here to be able to draw from this great source of grace what’s needed in this very upsetting time. God wills our sanctification, and the Mass, if it is anything profitable to us (as it surely is to God’s exterior glory), it is the outpouring of the transforming grace needed to form holy men and holy women.
Circling backwards, Fr. Perrone says:
While there has never been a time in the Church when both the good and bad have not had to co-exist, yet we seem to be heavily burdened today with so much evil, confusion, scandal, sacrilege, and ignorance as to be discouraging. But what is really happening is that the good and bad crops are both maturing. It must be getting nearer the harvest time — for there has indeed been appointed such a time when all must come to a conclusion.
Fr. Perrone is a fine preacher. Please look at the whole thing.