Conciliar Cowards, Corruption & Calculators
The assembly of conciliar bishops meeting in Los Angeles today would fit the very essence of the title of this piece. But there are two who stand out as the worst of the worst - two men who have deceived so many, who have declared outright heresy and co-opted with the devil in denying Christ and forsaking the flocks. They are calculated cunning wolves, the most ravenous of the ravenous. You know them well because they are the darlings of the liberals, sodomites and modernists: Mahony and McCarrick; two men among the many who obstinately refuse to hear the Truth.
"What begins in cowardice soon morphs into sure corruption for cowardice in the face of duty leads to corruption in the face of accountability. Those too afraid to stand for Christ and truth are soon forced to conjure their own brand of Christ and truth in an attempt to conceal their cowardice. At the end of the day, corruption is the cover by which cowardice in all its forms is concealed, and the rot that increasingly stenches our Faith comes from the corruption and the cowardice whose vestiges daily pave the floor of hell. From the looks and sounds of the so-called leadership of men like Mahony and McCarrick, the paving of hell is a job well under way and in no danger of either being discontinued or slowed anytime soon."
For any true Catholic, the "C" in Catholic is second only to the "C" in Christ and takes a back seat to none other than Our Divine Redeemer, the Sum and Substance of our very purpose and mission in the veil of tears that is this lost society. Yes, my friends, like it or not, we are once again standing beneath the hot sun of sin in the sands of the Colosseum, facing the bloodthirsty mobs and the hungry lions of liberalism. The two "C"s that should be on all Catholic's lips and minds, Christ and Catholic, have been replaced by two small "c"s - cowards and corruption. Sadly, this has been proselytized by clerical and calculating cowards who wear the red biretta and are a heart-beat away from being elected a conciliar pope. That is one scary proposition and reality, but what is even scarier for their souls is that their mailing and eternal address will be hell if they continue on the same course they have been on.
Two of the most visible of these corrupt cowards border the United States on the West and East. One is Roger Mahony whose heresies and apostasy are legendary. Corrupt is the best word for this man. In fact, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, at one time appointed to head the USCCB-approved Review Board to oversee the terrible scandal that first broke in Dallas in 2002 and since has mushroomed into a full-blown cover-up, called Mahony in sum a Mafia mobster: "To act like La Cosa Nostra and hide and suppress, I think, is very unhealthy. Eventually it will all come out." The actions of the Los Angeles archbishop ever since has borne out Keatings' description. The other is the man leaving Washington D.C. in shambles. No, not George Bush but the cowardly, crafty, constantly correcting his own words Theodore McCarrick who just this week advocated homosexual civil unions on CNN, then had the audacity to deny the spoken word on tape for all posterity.
Conciliar Corrupt Cowards
While there are certainly exceptions who demonstrate great courage and loyalty to Christ even in the midst of betrayal, many, if not most, of the conciliar clergy have replaced their clerical "C" with the "c" of cowardice as they daily betray their mission, purpose and duty out of fear of being disfavored or disenfranchised by this secular and false society, by the false shepherds who have veered from the Faith. Through willful or negligent ignorance these false leaders spin their cowardice into perdition not only for themselves but, far worse, for the sheeple too blind, too clueless or too lazy to refuse the sure trip to the precipice.
If cowardice in the face of duty is tragic, then cowardice that condemns those one has a divine duty toward is a betrayal heaped on that original tragedy and hence a greater tragedy still. Cowards like Mahony and McCarrick lead their minions of mindless mayhem and defiant drivel to lower depths for surely for them, by their words and action, they would rather rule in hell than serve in Heaven.
By trying to please mammon - for "no man can serve two masters" - they have shown whom they have chosen and it is not Christ!
What begins in cowardice soon morphs into sure corruption for cowardice in the face of duty leads to corruption in the face of accountability. Those too afraid to stand for Christ and truth are soon forced to conjure their own brand of Christ and truth in an attempt to conceal their cowardice. At the end of the day, corruption is the cover by which cowardice in all its forms is concealed, and the rot that increasingly stenches our Faith comes from the corruption and the cowardice whose vestiges daily pave the floor of hell. From the looks and sounds of the so-called leadership of men like Mahony and McCarrick, the paving of hell is a job well under way and in no danger of either being discontinued or slowed anytime soon.
Momentum is gaining for their removal, but because they are protected by the powers that be and the good-old-boys network, don't look for the modern Vatican to censure them or limit them in any way. Look what happened to Bernard Law. He got a promotion of all things. The same with William Levada who wasn't a cardinal but now wears the red hat despite the fact the two sees he left behind are in totally wretched shape thanks to his deft management or should I say mismanagement. So momentum goes other ways too as the lukewarm shrug and put more money into the basket or are intimidated to give so that these bishops can live a life of luxury with no accountability as the common, clueless parishioner literally pays for their sins.
This week these ravenous wolves in shepherds clothing are meeting in Mahony's backyard as he wines and dines them in the luxuries they have grown accustomed to, while the souls they are responsible for continue to starve for the truth. They are thrown nothing but scraps and usually those are contaminated with poisonous points that envenom the whole of doctrine.
We know this from Sacred Scripture where Jesus warns us of the likes of Mahony and McCarrick and their ilk. Also the Apostle Saint Paul exhorts the faithful to stand fast and not to listen to the deceivers:
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you shall know them" (Matthew 7: 15-16).
Do not Mahony and McCarrick, as well as practically every other New Order bishop, fit these descriptions?
"Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you shut the kingdom of Heaven against men: for you go not in yourselves: and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter. Woe to you Scribes and Pharissees, hypocrites: because you devour the houses of widows, making long prayers: therefore you shall receive the greater judgment. Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you go round about sea and land to make one proselyte: and when he is made, you make him the child of hell two-fold more than yourselves...Woe to you Scribes and Pharissees, hypocrites: because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are full of extortion and uncleanness...Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you are like to whitened sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all filthiness. So you also outwardly, indeed, appear to men just: but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity...Ye serpents, generation of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of hell?" (Matthew 23: 13-15, 25, 27-17, 33).
"For they are such, serve not Christ, our Lord, but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches, and good words, seduce the hearts of the innocent" (Romans 16: 18).
"That we may no more be children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, in the wickedness of men, in craftiness, to the machination of error" (Ephesians 4: 18).
"Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke with all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: and will turn away indeed their hearing from the truth but will be turned to fables" (2 Timothy 4: 2-4).
The New "M&M Boys"
The twice-a-year meeting of the bishops is taking place this week with summer officially just around the corner next week, and the way they act they aren't feeling the heat the way they should. There is a group called Concerned Roman Catholics of America who are going to do their level best to see they do by haunting them at their hotel and outside the conference hotel at every chance they get. We'll see if the media covers it. But even that is not going to rouse the public. And speaking of rousing the public and summer, it brings to mind the great summer past-time and I'm not speaking of excuse-making which the bishops have made their past-time. It's surely not prayer or caring for souls!
Baseball fans may remember that in the warm days of 1961 two men battled each other and a great record as they assaulted Babe Ruth's single season 60 homerun mark...long before the steroid era. These two different men will forever be linked by that race and that summer for, if only for a time, a baseball legend and a regular player shook hands with each other in the light of greatness. Baseball will remember these two men as Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, the "Bronx Bombers of '61" or "The M&M Boys", but the present American Catholic Church now has its own version of the "M&M Boys", Mahony and McCarrick. Please don't equate character with those characters. Even Mickey Mantle, after his carousings and drinking, repented of his ways. Repentance is something that has never passed the lips of these modern "M&M Boys"!
Mantle and Maris surged together with one clear goal in mind during those hot days 45 years ago; so distant yet so close for it was in 1961 when Vatican II was in the planning and the schemas originally proposed were given the hook as John XXIII went to the progressive bullpen and unleashed the headhunters of souls; definitely no relief there - definitely no "saves." From that time on it's been one continuous losing streak, made even more evident by the modern "M&M Boys" for they have proven that they surge together with one apparent goal in mind: the destruction of The Catholic Church.
One can only marvel as each of these red-clad corrupters figures out a new way to twist and spin our Faith away from Christ and toward their own arrogant, biased, corrupt and defiant version of that Faith. No sooner does one of these so-called leaders come up with some absurd notion than the other soon follows in an ever-increasing or, should I say, decreasing spiral toward perdition for both themselves and those foolish enough to lend them an ear, a thought, or even a consideration that they are true shepherds, let alone Catholic.
Between Mahony and McCarrick's consistent failures to defend the unborn, to speak against homosexuality and to stand up for true doctrine and their subsequent defense of immorality and illegality, the array of false fruits served by these two men is far too abundant to be ignored or denied. I doubt they've ever really read Matthew 7: 15-20 about false prophets and bad fruits. There sure have been no truths or good fruits from the modern "M&M Boys" and their comrades.
Most if not all that spills from their mouths is a prescription to betrayal or lukewarm denial of everything central to true Catholicism. They would cut down their grievous sins far more effectively by just keeping their mouths shut so as not to further infect and stain the minds of the clueless and lazy. Do they realize the numbers of souls they are responsible for? Do they really? They will at their Particular Judgment where the magic number for clinching their condemnation will be even one soul they misled into perdition. If they were truly men of faith, if they truly understood Sacred Scripture, if they truly cared for the welfare of their own soul, they would hie to a monastery, put on sackcloth and ashes and prostrate themselves as the penitent sinners they are, seeking forgiveness and willing to do whatever it took for reparation. But that's like asking ballplayers not to take any human growth supplements. It ain't gonna happen!
Calculating Cowards can't calculate the Truth
I say that because these men are clever, calculating crafters of cunning and the con.
Our faith is increasingly being infected with the notion that doctrine and practice is a matter for polls, questionnaires, surveys and numbers. This "democratic Catholicism for and of the people" comes from no other source than hell itself. Christ did not institute this Church by asking the opinions and feelings of either His followers or His audience. Such a perception of our Faith smells of Satan in Eden and will lead to the same result found in that original lost paradise.
Wherever people clamor for a Calculator Catholicism where the validity and value of things are decided by public opinion and personal feelings, one will surely find what ails this modern church. Anyone looking for the malignancy that threatens our great Faith need only look as far as the nearest defiant drivel or so-called progressive pundit calling for emancipation or enlightenment from tradition into the jaws of modernization.
The percentage of American Catholics who think abortion, priestly marriage, homosexuality and playing God are acceptable does not, in the immortal words of Humphrey Bogart, "amount to a hill of beans" in Heaven! On Judgment Day there will be no lawyers arguing for the progressive or liberal point of view, there will be no "public hearings" where sinners can explain their perspective, and there will be no media spins on sin to save the day for those who have sealed their eternal fate.
Salvation is not about numbers, calculations, percentages or odds. It is very much about truth, tradition, loyalty, dedication, devotion, consistency, respect, obedience, sincerity, courage, purity, hope, charity and faith. Those clerical cowards mentioned above have none of these traits. Those who have corrupted the Faith to conceal their cowardice and evil agendas cannot spell these traits. Those fools with calculator consciences who are too morally myopic to see the salvation from the lies will spend eternity taking polls, conducting surveys and handing out questionnaires in a much warmer climate far more south than they ever imagined. Pray they don't take too many with them.
Catholicism still begins with the letter "C" on paper but it is increasingly replacing its purpose, mission and nature from the "C" of Christ with the small "c"s of cowardice, corruption and calculator Catholicism. The great saints, martyrs and heroes of our past would be and surely are scandalized by what has become of their Faith. The masterpiece devised by God Almighty, painted by Christ and championed by the Greats of the past is now being scribbled on by mindless fools with crayons and not much else either between the ears or within their hearts and souls.
Two other men of the past, certainly not saints, but nevertheless men of purpose embraced each other and a dream as they flirted with and courted baseball immortality while hordes of fans witnessed the licit affair. Today hordes of faithful may likewise witness a flirtation by two men as well, and that could very well be taken literally concerning evidence that keeps popping up as to their coddling sodomites. These two men go by the names of Mahony and McCarrick and they are not licit. Unlike Mantle and Maris, these present "M&M Boys" are flirting with an immortality in hell rather than in the sports record books. Worse still, while the baseball duo merely drew fans closer to the game, the present duo are increasingly drawing sheep toward perdition. That is the greatest tragedy.
It is left to us, weak and imperfect sinners though we are, to pick up the torch on that Colosseum sand bloodied by the courageous sacrifices of those before us and once again, rebuke and admonish the sinner no matter their rank for as Saint Paul entreated us to do: stand up for what is right, for our Faith and for our God - Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Without that Foundation, no one has a ghost of a chance for salvation!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.