Friday, 24 October 2014

Welcome To Hell...

What's that, dear chap? You say that you shouldn't have fetched up in hell because some Cardinal told you it was ok to start off considering the good things about your life, despite your living in a state of mortal sin, as, that way, you would eventually move towards conversion...?

Sorry, old bean. In your case, I'm afraid, you didn't move towards conversion fast enough and you died in a state of unrepented mortal sin. Which is why you've fetched up down here...

You must have missed hearing the quip by St. Augustine (much quoted by St. Alphonsus) that "God promises us His grace, He does not promise us tomorrow."

Between you and me, it's always much safer to listen to what those Saints said, rather than some mere Cardinal. Especially if those Saints are also Doctors of the Church... There are even some rather good summaries of their writings on the internet, just in case you don't get to hear them from the pulpit...

Yes, I agree... the Cardinal's letter was misleading, and that Synod report wasn't so merciful after all, but there's no guarantee you'll be able to take it up with him here later. You see, we're not absolutely certain it was a mortal sin on his part... there has been some discussion as to whether he was awake during the lectures on sin at seminary... or whether they were on the curriculum at all...

Next, please...

5 comments:

The Bones said...

Frightening, but we are led to believe, according to the Popes, Saints and Doctors, very true.

Patricius said...

I agree that we are all sinners but wonder will the Cardinal next invite us to see the goodness in the lives of abusive priests and other notorious sinners? Somehow I doubt it.What is it, I wonder, makes fornicators and adulterers especially worthy of consideration?
Has this something to do with some of them being, dare I say it... bishops?

Lynda said...

Well elucidated, Mulier Fortis! You seem, sadly, to be in a minority that has not had its reason excised when it comes to the Deposit of Faith and Divine Law. And long may you continue to put your reason at the service of the Church and the salvation of souls! St John the Baptist, pray for us.

Genty said...

I wish I were shocked by this. Sadly, I'm not. It looks as though this amnesiac cardinal who couldn't remember how he voted in the synod has suddenly discovered total recall.

torchofthefaith said...

And now Archbishop McMahon has welcomed the dissenting group ACTA to the Archdiocese of Liverpool for their annual conference.

The Diabolical Disorientation deepens.

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