Clearly the beginning of this article is somewhat dated to the 19th century, but the principles expounded beginning in the paragraph beginning “let not such young men deceive themselves,” could easily be applied today in 2018.
Our test is today is keeping the Faith in light of the fact that the Church itself appears to be failing. Many are abandoning ship, I have known quite a few, in real life and in the “online world” some of whom were even regular communicants, and prayed the rosary daily. They think the Church is no longer what it was, say in 1950, therefore, in their mind it has defected, therefore it was never the true Church. This is a temptation of our time, but is based in the false assumption that the Church cannot change in its accidents, so long as it remains intact in its essentials.
Another powerful temptation for many in today’s time to is fall away into sin, which, for many over time, usually leads to a loss of Faith. We see this all over with Catholics using contraception, fornicating, divorcing and remarrying, viewing unspeakable images and acts on computers or tablets, and the list can go on. Even though sin does not equal the loss of Faith, it prepares the soul to fail in this regard. The consent to habitual serious sin easily paves the way for the consent to apostasy.
It seems that every day the Church gets smaller in size, and the legitimate successors of the Apostles are doing nothing to repel the attack against the Church. The Shepherds are standing idly by as the wolves devour the sheep. The laity are falling away in droves. In the face of this, our duty, as the article states, is to stay strong and keep the Faith, since “a Catholic has no good excuse for apostasy,”and “God will hold us responsible.”
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2018 12:17:42 GMT -5 by Pacelli
peremat: i need an email of a sedevecantist priest in Africa.. am being denied sacraments by the norvus ordo establishment...my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 20, 2019 3:34:12 GMT -5
Voxxkowalski: Peremat...sorry we can help you with that. Africa is a Big continent btw
Aug 20, 2019 18:38:32 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: Happy Thanksgiving. For all those traveling tomorrow, safe travels!
Nov 27, 2019 21:11:06 GMT -5
Clotilde: Thanks! We had a very nice celebration with friends.
Nov 30, 2019 13:29:41 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: I'm going to try to have the kids put out their shoes tonight; first time ever!
Dec 5, 2019 13:56:49 GMT -5
Clotilde: We got a new St. Nicholas statue and I was very pleased with the quality! I buy gold coins at Aldis for the shoes and usually they get new clothes or some PJs. We went to DL for the feast.
Dec 7, 2019 1:27:28 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: Gold coins are a good idea. My kids only got gum or tic-tacs or a couple pieces of chocolate. I wish the toddler would have not been one of the first ones up to keep digging through everyone's shoes.
Dec 8, 2019 10:38:54 GMT -5
wonderer: seeking info on Father Christopher Ray Angel? We are looking for a new priest, he will be visiting us soon, Maybe ordained by Bishop Taylor, but cannot find info on internet. Also, Bishop Taylor--any info/ valid or not? thanks
Feb 7, 2020 11:16:11 GMT -5
Pacelli: I looked into Taylor years ago, and I am not convinced about the validity of his line,, so I do not advise anyone to go to those who received orders through his line.
Feb 7, 2020 23:52:36 GMT -5
carloscamejo: Some prelates seem to let anyone be "consecrated" a bishop, it seems. If one had made up that they went to med school and presented themselves as a doctor, no sane person would allow you to toy with someone's physical health like that.
Feb 9, 2020 15:39:41 GMT -5
carloscamejo: Yet the Sacraments are open season
Feb 9, 2020 15:40:19 GMT -5