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Has anything changed -- or will change soon -- for the better?

Translated and adapted by Rorate's Italian Correspondent, Francesca Romana:

Some Thoughts from Don Divo Barsotti on Church Problems of the Magisterium

26th January 1989

For decades the Church has been talking about peace and can no longer assure it: hell is no longer mentioned and humanity is drowning without a gurgle. Sin is not mentioned and error is not denounced.

What has the Magisterium been reduced to?  The Church has never spoken as much as She has in the past years, but never have Her words been so bereft of power.

“In My Name they will cast out demons…”.  How is it possible to cast them out if there is no longer the belief in their presence?  And the demons have overrun the earth.

Television, drugs, abortion, falsehood, but most of all - the refusal of God: darkness has descended upon the earth. Theologians dispute the Pope. Perhaps the crisis will not be overcome until, in true humility, the bishops  want to recognize the presumption that has inspired and guided them these past decades, most of all, during the Council itself, and afterwards.

They, it is certain, remain the “doctores fidei”, but it is exactly this that is their sin: they did not want to define the truth, they did not want to condemn error and they expected “to renew” the Church, almost as if “their” Council could be the new foundation of everything.

From the volume: “Fissi gli occhi nel sole” (Fix your eyes on the sun) Ed. Messaggero, Padova. (Source: L’Eco dell’Eremo Santuario Beata Vergine del Soccorso, Minucciano (Lu) no.62, December 2012)


Steve Calovich said...

"Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time." -Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima

After what, the Three Days of Darkness?

July 13, 2013 is a powerful date and would prove to many who read in the June 2000 Theological Commentary on Fatima that, "Fatima seems to belong to the past", was a little premature.

Be ready.

Malta said...

We all have our three days, or three months of 'darkness'!

Life is a march towards death; but my young children remind how precious life is. So, I've given-up dwelling on end-times scenarios!

Johnrob Bantang said...

May all our comments and actions help the "weakening" Church (as this article tries to imply) in taking back that strength in God. Pray for the Church! The Church is not just the clergy, it is also us! Pray, that the Devil may not have power over you. Why concentrate on the problems? The problems are already too much for the day, let these problems worry for themselves for God has plans for these. If one would think: How can Christ promise to be with his Church "till the End" if the Church He founded is lost? Did the Holy Spirit who guides the Church "in all truth" fail? If yes, would it not be equivalent to an unforgivable blasphemy against the Spirit? Trice Holy Name, forgive us all!

Common Sense said...

The unspeakable crime and violance perpetrated daily against wellbeing of fellow human is direct consequence of revolution triggered off by VII. Can you, the libertines and homoes hear it? After, what I experienced, I'm not in mood to expose my orher cheek to those reprobates. We've got Gods' given right to defend ourselves. One can fool many for certain time, but not all, all the time.

Wormwood said...

"not in mood to expose my orher cheek to those reprobates"...

Doesn't matter if you were. The vampires don't want your other cheek, anyway. They want blood!