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Carefully Taught Catholics

Lyle J. Arnold, Jr.

In 2001, 23,000 Catholic school teachers and catechists from several states gathered, to be carefully taught in matters of the Faith. The event was Cardinal Mahony's Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles. Fr. Richard Sparks, one of the U.S. Bishops' sex experts, gave instruction on Our Lady and St. Joseph:
"Even if they didn't have sex, did they ever neck, or did they maybe cuddle and snuggle? Did he ever sort a fondle his wife? Did she ever kind a fondle him?...They're dead and gone. My purpose is to say that if that sounds dirty or bad, then it probably says you've got some hang-ups about your own embodiment and sexuality..." (1)

Card. Mahoney's rock liturgy and dancing girls

At the 2005 Religious Education, Card. Mahony complacently presides over his liturgical dancing girls
and rock music performer

Card. Mahoney's rock mass
In its essence, the Catholic Church is human and divine, visible and invisible, and must operate in a way corresponding to its nature. In her commission to teach, she acts through the Magisterium, transmitting divine thought through human language. When this teaching mandate, however, stops working at the top, anything goes, such as the above highly disrespectful, offensive statement demonstrates. And the insult is multiplied exponentially by those in authority who don't punish the act.

When the King of Kings hung on the Cross, he suffered for all sins and crimes of the impurity, self-love, disrespect, indifference, hate and heresy that were and would be committed along History. When His suffering reached the zenith, Our Lady listened to his impossible words, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matt. 27: 46).

Until Vatican II, the integrity of the Church was guarded by Rome. With exceptions known to traditional Catholics, her militant Hierarchy and also the faithful were quick to counter-act errors and those who taught errors. This was accomplished through the triple ecclesiastical power, of teaching, governing and sanctifying. The Hierarchy not only guarded the Faith and Morals, but also all kinds of errors violating the Church liturgy, laws, and traditions were also efficiently combated.

With this in mind, how are we to put in perspective the rancid injury like the above commentary by Fr. Spark which had the tacit endorsement of Card. Mahony? Why does Rome not condemn this offense or others of the kind that are multiplied around the world? Rome sits like the Sphinx looking into its own world, oblivious to its commission to govern and teach.

In the 1958 musical South Pacific the lyrics of a song from the play come to mind:
You've got to be taught
To hate and fear
You've got to be taught
From year to year...
You've got to be carefully taught!
If a normal man has the natural right to be carefully taught, this is much more so regarding Catholics who are supposed to receive from their Pastors and from Rome the most pure and adamantine doctrine.

If we don’t receive, we should resist these corrupted authorities who are changing the face of the Bride of Christ into something that is no longer her.
1. Roman Catholic Faithful, Ad Majorem Dei Gloria, Summer 04 issue, n. 23,
Posted March 1, 2007

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