Wait to speak the truth |
Father Lawrence Smith
If we wait too much longer it will be too late! Speak now or forever hold your peace.
"Wait to speak the truth: you are a schismatic if you seek to proclaim Catholic truth, but the cabal that will attack you for it are to be respected because they are clerics in good standing within the hierarchy; you should be comforted that your silence might somehow persuade these men to be nice to you even though they are inclined to vilify you, reject you, and exile you at every opportunity, but you can trust them to elect a good Pope now because you will remain silent."
Wait to speak the truth: you might upset the modernists in the Church.
Wait to speak the truth: you might upset the apostates, heretics, schismatics, and atheists outside of the Church.
Wait to speak the truth: the Pope had a secret plan the last quarter-century and you don't want to give his enemies an excuse to thwart him, because otherwise the secret plan will be implemented now that the Pope is dead -- as long as his enemies aren't given an excuse by faithful Catholics to resist it; as long as you are nice to them, they'll be nice to you and sympathetic to your views; the Pope is stronger in death than in life to protect you and to promote your cause -- as long as you don't speak ill of him now the way you were berated to remain silent while he was alive and he helped you so much then.
Wait to speak the truth: the Pope was hamstrung by bad people running the Holy See and all the bad things were not his fault and he could not get rid of the bad people that he put in place doing the bad things that he did not approve of even though he promoted the bad people after they did the bad things, those bad things which, by the way, he personally participated in on a regular basis, but of course without approving of them.
Wait to speak the truth: you are a schismatic if you seek to proclaim Catholic truth, but the cabal that will attack you for it are to be respected because they are clerics in good standing within the hierarchy; you should be comforted that your silence might somehow persuade these men to be nice to you even though they are inclined to vilify you, reject you, and exile you at every opportunity, but you can trust them to elect a good Pope now because you will remain silent.
Wait to speak the truth: you might lose your indult Mass, whose celebration allows you to muzzle the Gospel and to behave as if you have lost all contact with reality regarding the chaos within the Church.
Wait to speak the truth: sacrilege, heresy, and irreverence at the Novus Ordo Missae do not need correcting; celebrating the same Mass as St. Jean-Marie Vianney, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Gregory the Great, St. Leo the Great, and St. Peter is cause for censure and silencing.
Wait to speak the truth: see how effective the Pope's silence was in saving the lives of Terri Schiavo and Hugh Finn, of getting a real Catholic on the ballot for the 2004 US presidential election, and putting a stop to pedophilia amongst the clergy worldwide.
Wait to speak the truth: silently working to save tens of thousands of Jews and making official proclamations against Mussolini and Hitler won no friends then or later for Pius XI or Pius XII; cheaply talking ad nauseam across millions of miles and over reams of pages about the "culture of death" and orthodoxy without sanctioning disloyal members of the Church, without condemning the faithless world, and without admonishing unbelievers to embrace the one true Faith of Catholicism won John Paul II (We love you!) acclaim in life and death -- from the world.
Wait to speak the truth: academics in "Catholic" colleges and universities have the freedom to say anything they want, politicians have the right to pass any laws they want, and lost souls outside of the Church have the right to believe anything they want -- and all of them will go to Heaven -- but Catholics striving to be holy, to obey the perennial teachings of their Mother the Church, and to offer the world the sole means of salvation must say nothing at all times -- or be excommunicated for schism and sent to hell (whence, the avant garde theologians tell us, even satan shall one day be freed -- but not Catholics faithful to God's unchanging truth).
Wait to speak the truth: it is a compliment to the Cardinal-Electors to assume them to be men of such abysmal character that speaking the truth to them will prompt a reaction of petty contrariety; it is to be praised that a similar collection of moral inepts elected Pope John Paul II BECAUSE he was of their ilk, and he in turn appointed this new set of Cardinals of the same kind as himself to be in line to succeed him and to elect his successor; and we should be grateful for the fact that this tribe of petty, insular, ecclesial careerists have shown no inclination for a quarter-century to alter their attitude or to be solicitous of those in disagreement with them -- this state of affairs should reassure the faithful into a silent docility willing to accept whatever the enemies of truth, the friends of modernism, and the indifferent to salvation choose to inflict on the Church and the world; we should anticipate the new Pope elected under these conditions with the same confidence with which the schoolboy looks forward to giving his lunch money to the class bully on the playground, with which the battered wife waits for her abusive husband to return from a lost weekend, and with which Poland, the Sudentenland, and Austria greeted the ascendancy of Hitler and to which Chamberlain silently acquiesced.
Wait to speak the truth: The Second Person of the Most Holy and Divine Trinity, the Incarnate Word, the Son of God and the Son of Mary, is misquoted as having said, "IF ANY MAN WILL FOLLOW ME, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS AND FOLLOW ME. FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT: AND WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPEL SHALL SAVE IT. FOR WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND SUFFER THE LOSS OF HIS SOUL? OR WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL? FOR HE THAT SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION: THE SON OF MAN ALSO WILL BE ASHAMED OF HIM, WHEN HE SHALL COME IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS (St. Mark 8:34-38), and "EVERY ONE THAT SHALL CONFESS ME BEFORE MEN, I WILL ALSO CONFESS HIM BEFORE MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN. BUT HE THAT SHALL DENY ME BEFORE MEN, I WILL ALSO DENY BEFORE MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN" (St. Matthew 10:32-33).
God bless you,
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