This message from a friend sums up what I believe a great many people are feeling right now.
They say I sow schism because I remain faithful to the Faith and customs of my forbears.
I feel like I have become an “undocumented Catholic”.
Baptized, but without any right to receive sacraments the way Rome always gave them.
Confirmed, but warned not to “proselytize”.
Married, but told that remarried adulterers are probably closer to God than I and my wife are, with our self righteous sense of “certainty” and “conformity” (in 2021/22!!).
My never allowing longer than two weeks between confessions is said to be scrupulous and the fruit of a “punishing” idea of the faith.
My receiving communion only after having examined my faith and my morals is said to impose limits on the “surprises” of Spirit.
How do I get within the borders of this new Church without documents and with zero will to integrate?
Those who are causing so many souls to doubt the Church Our Lord came to establish in his very Blood will burn in Hell.
“Beware the fury of a patient man,” as John Dryden paraphrased Publius Syrus.