Some of you might be wondering why Socon or Bust can come across as “angry” some times. Actually, Socon or Bust is not so much angry as frustrated. Sometimes, I need to “go off” on the Ecclesiastical establishment..more times, admittedly, than perhaps I should. It’s not something I particularly really like to do…but sometimes, it’s the only option left.
The latest example of CanChurch’s conduct says it all. A few days after the Vatican denounced + Fellay’s comments about the Jews, the CCCB issued their own press release. Toute Suite. The distancing from the SSPX is hardly a surprise…especially when it concerns alleged anti-semitical remarks. But almost 4 years on, no such distancing has come from the pro-abort, anti-Catholic pimps that are funded by Canadian Catholic money through Development & Peace. The double standards are enough to make one ralph. Provided the cause is politically correct and does not damage one’s reputuation or cause bogus “division”, the press releases are issued lickity-split.
We live in a Culture of Scandal in the Church. We have become so use to scandal, that when a scandal happens, it doesn’t rouse us to outrage or indignation or action. We just live with it, tolerate it, expect it. We might send in our polite letters of objection but maybe not even anymore, it’s become so common place. “What should I do about the latest Monday scandal, John?” “Do what the bishops do”, I say, “smile, shrug your shoulders, and move on with life. Everything’s good. Don’t worry about taking any responsibility. Your bishop doesn’t.”
But this is not normal. Laws protecting unborn children are being overturned at the hands of Canadian Catholic money, and the bishops wring their hands, navel gaze, and try to figure out just what they should do. Even the bishops who are on side are trapped in the Borg, fearing offense or God-knows-what if they venture out and do their own social justice gig.
We’ve made a mockery out of Jesus by smiling too much, going along too much, and tolerating too much. And it’s gone to our heads so much that the absolutely unforgiveable sin is to be angry. God forbid that not all of us are smiling and giving a thumbs up.