Friday, April 21, 2006

Cruise, Kerry, and Kennedy
Modern Apostates and/or Heretics

'Nuther Hat Tip to Fr. Tom Eteneuer

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are former Catholics who have totally abandoned their Catholic faith, upbringing and education by joining Scientology which is hardly more than a weird New Age cult. And needless to say, the Cruises do not plan to baptize their baby.

Although the term apostasy is not used much these days, Catholics who "convert" to Scientology are prime candidates for the label. Case in point, the Cruises shed their Christian faith and replaced it with Dianetics, and as Tom's pseudo-evangelistic interviews with Parade magazine, The Today Show, Oprah and others has made clear, not a vestige of the old time religion remains. The Catholic Catechism defines apostasy as "the total repudiation of the Christian faith" and with it heresy as "the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith" (n. 2089). Yes, the Cruises fit the bill.

However, Cruise and Holmes are not unique in their repudiation of the Catholic Faith. Political apostates like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry repudiate the faith daily while pretending to embrace it.

Faithful Catholics have to relentlessly expose apostasy, heresy and any other compromises of our faith to the younger generations so that the inordinate influence of the high profile apostates doesn’t hasten the death of faith in kids—or worse—the death of their souls.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for Katie. Cruise's former wife Nicole Kidman left him over his Scientology fanaticism and returned to the practice of Catholicism.
I've always thought Cruise was a weasel faced creep.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

My father-in-law informed me that Scientology is considered a criminal organization in Germany. I'd have to verify the validity of that statement, but he's pretty good about giving the facts straight.

It is tragic. They live their lives in such a way that it promotes the "religion of self" and money more than a real, grounded, sensible, and TRUE religion. This is part of a secular culture that values nothing so much as it values relativism. "I want to do it, therefore it's okay" thinking will only get you so far.

I still pray Katie will come to her senses. She may be some silly, stupid, lovestruck girl, but soon the reality of what she's done will hit her. Hard. And no matter what's happened in my past, I couldn't imagine spending my life with a man who would tear me away from my parents. I love them too much to let some creep destroy my relationship with them.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Excommunication would be a service that the church should render to all of these people.

8:59 PM  

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