Thursday, March 30, 2006

Are Catholics Returning To A More Traditional Form Of Catholicism?
...and is it scaring the hell out of (and really pissing off) liberals?

That failed experiment known as The Spirit of Vatican II is mercifully in it's death throes. Our ever so brief flirtation with Protestantism is finally coming to an end. We surely have a long way to go, but the obvious is just that... obvious. Deo Gratias.

I've been noticing more and more as of late, news stories such as this bit of drivel "Bishops Bowing To Rome" from The Gazette of Montreal, Canada. Wow, what a concept. Catholic bishops are actually adhering to official Catholic Teaching. And without fail, the likes of Sister Mary NewAge and Father LimpWrist are uber-pissed off.

Now we come to this lovely bit of Yellow Journalism, courtesy of the Evening Chronicle of New Castle, UK. I love the headline, "Extremist Sect Sets Up Church". The first few lines are even better;

It could almost be from the Da Vinci Code. An extremist sect of the Roman Catholic Church, an empty church, a pot of cash and the threat of excommunication by the last Pope. But this tale of intrigue is real and is being played out on Tyneside where the sect is spending £500,000 of Lottery cash to restore a run-down church. St Cuthbert's in Bensham, Gateshead, has stood empty for 16 years. But now the John Dobson-designed building is set to re-open as the North East base of a fundamentalist society rejected by mainstream Catholics.

WOW!! Da Vinci Code... extremist... excommunication. They sure did hit all the hot buttons, 'eh? I particularly enjoy the "a fundamentalist society rejected by mainstream Catholics" line.

What exactly is this extremist sect doing... advocating the burning Protestants at the stake, or the beheading of moslems? They must be doing something extra bad. The Evening Chronicle has me frightened to death!

Oh, I know what it is that's so damn horrible. They celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. What fringe group are they talking about? The Society of St. Pius X. Wait... wait. I thought they were "a fundamentalist society rejected by mainstream Catholics", right? Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos has already stated "I see no heresy or schism in the SSPX's activities". The Holy Father himself has made no secret that a Regularization is right around the corner. But silly me, both Pope Benedict and Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos and aren't "mainstream Catholics", huh?

Hmmm... does "mainstream Catholic" translate to someone to the left of martin luther? Could be...

And by the way, for all those "mainstream Catholic" blogs out there (and you know who you are) who literally have the hate dripping from your jowls towards anything and everything traditional, orthodox and conservative, I suggest you either get ready to update your templates, or find a nice Protestant denomination that suits your particular brand of heresy.


Blogger Amy said...

...and is it scaring the hell out of (and really pissing off) liberals?

In a word, yes.

Anything having to do with traditional Catholicism - not the liberal junkified clap-trap spouted by the Ted Kennedys and John Kerrys of this country - makes liberals angry.

Why? Many reasons. We answer to God, not their wishy-washy "definitions" of morality; we believe in personal responsibility; we believe in self control (especially when it comes to sexuality); we believe that marriage is between one man and one woman (not two men or women, or a man and a goat, or two men and a woman); we believe children are gifts and not tax write-offs, financial burdens, or lifestyle crampers; we are pro-life; and, on some aspects - conservative.

We get under their skin like you would not believe.

And I'll admit, fiendishly so, that I enjoy irritating the heck out of them.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

"And by the way, for all those "mainstream Catholic" blogs out there (and you know who you are)"

I don't want to pry or start a firestorm but... I have found the Catholic blog community, (atleast all the blogs I read and link to) to be the work of level headed, right thinking, loyal, and devout Catholics. In fact one thing that always baffled me about the Catholic blogsphere was that there are almost no blogs by cafeteria catholics. Probably because for those people their religion is only a minor part of their life (hardly worth blogging about.)

Where am I going wrong? I honestly couldn't name more than one or two blogs focused on Catholicsm done by such slackers. And by the way, for all those. I always figured blogs like yours, mine, Jay's, Darwin's, Jimbo's, Amy's, etc, were the "Mainstream" of the Catholic blog world?

11:44 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Exactly Right FD!!

We both know what a Mainstream Catholic really is. But according to liberal fish wrap, a mainstream Catholic is pretty much along the lines of what Michael Moore considers a Mainstream Democrat to be.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Darwin said...

Well, there's always JCecil of LiberalCatholicNews... But he's a bit of an odd fish.

2:58 PM  
Blogger antonina said...

"...find a nice Protestant denomination that suits your particular brand of heresy."

A most excellent reccommendation!!

I believe the Shakers, Quakers, Candle-Stick Makers and what not have all manner of feel-good individually-suited systems of belief covered, so there really is no need to bother with trying to twist and deform our 2000 yr old Catholicism.

Go right ahead! There's a waiting list for doing Satan's pedicure.

6:51 AM  

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