Christmas Campaign: Financial Insights
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One thing you failed to mention Father and that is that all these things happened on all four post conciliar pope's watch. Caveat: I am not blaming all the ills of society on the pope. I am merely pointing out that those entrusted (bishops) with defending the Church have been silent or even complicit in permitting these things to happen.
UNWORTHY
Truth shall set us free! Pray the Rosary, Resist liberalism despite who is preaching, and just please God through ALL his commandments...
poverello
Thank you very much Farther Carota for speaking the truth without fear. May God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit bless and protect you and all traditional catholics who speak the truth in the face of so much evil and so many souls being lost. May His most Holy Mother Mary continually intercede for us. We know that the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph!
Gloria Thomas
Thank you.
Prof. Leonard Wessell
The Prophet of Oregon, me, would like to thank Fr. Carota for spelling out my prophecy. What am I talking about? As a graduate student just after Vat II, but before the fateful enactments were imposed, I attended a Summer language school at a Woman's Catholic College in Oregon. It got around that the church services were in Latin and, before one knew it, many non-Catholic students wanted the "…More
The Prophet of Oregon, me, would like to thank Fr. Carota for spelling out my prophecy. What am I talking about? As a graduate student just after Vat II, but before the fateful enactments were imposed, I attended a Summer language school at a Woman's Catholic College in Oregon. It got around that the church services were in Latin and, before one knew it, many non-Catholic students wanted the "Latin"-experience. The nuns got wind of it all and had the mass carried out, but not in Latin, rather in a direct translation into English. A disappointment for the students, though for me a traumatic event. (I am sure that Pope Francis has just the right derogatory appellation for my psychology.) Why? I sensed that something radical and very alien was happening, something that portended deep, profound changes of the Holiness in Catholicism as mediated liturgically through the traditional Latin Mass. Something destructive was loose. Away from the old, onward to the new!

As the "fruits of Vat II" became evident, my ominous feeling in Oregon seemed to cristalize as an unwelcome and disturbing foreboding of a plethora of things coming to be. So in a moment of narcissistic humor I appointed myself to the rank of "the Prophet of Oregon". Voilà, c'est moi, le prophète! For a long time my "prophecy" consisted of a vague "feeling of coming losses", losses foreshadowing, though not detailing all the 18 points (and more) made by Fr. Carota. Fr. Carota has evinced a marvelous conceptual grasp of the overall picture and has separated out and listed various concretizations for consideration. I am very grateful for the organized overview. Alas, I feel my self-calling to Oregonian prophecy to be confirmed.

Fr. Carota offers various theories of explanation and allows us to choose. Well, I take them all, i.e., as manifestations of a shift from a vertical to a horizontal orientation in Catholicism. David P. Goldman, a Modern Orthodox Jew, asserted, after Pope Francis' visit of the Holy Lands, that Pope Francis seems more interested in saving the world than saving souls. This thesis stikes me as plausible. At any rate, in shifting to the horizontal from the vertical the post-Vat II Church seems to have pushed to the sidelines a sense of the Holy, the mysterium tremendum, so well manifested by the Latin Mass. (And it was this "pushing away" that I sensed as an inkling that Summer in Oregon.) I suggest taking a glance at Rudolf Otto's The Holy, a best seller in 1917. Otto was a Lutheran scholar who has written effectively a phemenology of the Holy and its traits -- traits now evaporating by prelate command, e.g., the surpression of the Franciscan Friars. If the horizontal is the goal, all which communicates the vertical, viz., transcendent becomes an intolerable danger, even in the form of a successful order's project. Thus the dissolution of the Friars becomes a plus and is logically derivative from the horizontal orientation. No surprises, just sorrow! If time and energy permit, I might try latter today to outline some fundamentals that enable an acceptance of all of Fr. Carota's suggestios as manifestation of a central telos now stalking the Church with fateful damage.
rhemes1582
God Bless Father Peter Carota.

May God be praised in His faithful servants.