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The Children May Scream Says the Deacon Wolf - Jesé Retoño

Did you know…?!

Part 4 of 4:

Did you know that if we Catholics want to fix our whole Church, we must all accept our condition as sinners and recognize that we’re not doing the good that we should be doing. Above all, we must stop covering up those who violate God’s laws, even if they happen to be our own family members; even if it’s a priest. Take Judas Iscariot, for example, he was also an elected apostle or bishop, and yet, he was condemned. Hence, this is why Christ said, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword” (Matthew 10, 34-36). Jesus was clearly indicating that, in the Church, there would be terrible offenses and missteps that we’d have to confront, not cover up, that is, if we wish to remain faithful to Christ and be saved.

Did you know that the eighth commandment orders us to, not only say the truth at the indicated time and place, but that we are not to cover up the evils or sins within our own Church? How can we ever hope to correct ourselves, if we don’t want to see our own faults or sins!?

Did you know that what I’m saying here is only the most vital or essential information, but I, Jesé Retoño, can much more precisely remind everyone in the Church about the liturgical traditions and ecclesial obligations of priests and lay people alike, which oblige us all to be respectful, orderly, silent, and pious at the sacred sacrifice of the altar.

That is, Mass isn’t just any sacrifice. According to the writings of Saint Basil, Mass is the day without end, of which there’s no distinction between night or day; it’s the imperishable century, unable able to age; it is the day of Christ.

However, did you know that Catholics are stubborn with regard to their religious obligations, since they aim at life in God, yet they end up in foreign ports. For it says in Ecclesiastes 10, 2-3, “The wise heart turns to the right; the foolish heart to the left. Even when walking in the street the fool, lacking understanding, calls everyone a fool.” What bothers the foolish person the most, is that they don’t know how to get to the city.

This is basically the way most Catholics behave, much like fools. That is, they aim at life in God, but afterwards, they don’t know where else to go. They arrive at many destinations, except that of being saints and children of God. And of course, everyone takes Communion! If our priests, who are the head of the Church, don’t lead holy lives, and if they don’t strive to correct themselves and rectify these errors or sins in the Church…who will?

No, I didn’t know.

 

See Also:

Stubbornness in the Church (Part 1 of 4)

Stubbornness in the Church (Part 2 of 4)

Stubbornness in the Church (Part 3 of 4)

The Children May Scream Says the Deacon

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