|Is this the finish? Have the snakes won?|
He stated that, for him, the 'brick by brick' approach was over.
And I agree with him.
It's just that I think that I have been ignoring the fact.
Blocking out what is taking place in the Catholic Church at present. Not wishing to think the unthinkable.
In truth, I think the 'brick by brick' aspiration was over on 13th March 2013.
Dead in the water and, if we keep thinking that this is just a lull, we are deluding ourselves.
I state this not with any degree of pessimism; we've been here before in 1988 and the dreary years that followed.
Our curate in 1989 told all our fellow parishioners that we were heretics, just because we attended the Latin Mass.
Archbishop Ward of Cardiff Archdiocese proclaimed traditionalists as being "neo heretics"
My own Bishop wrote to me telling me that I was on the road to perdition...yes, really.
The bishops, in the early 90s were having a field day.....no one to hold them to account...they could ALL be mini popes tucked away in their rather unhumble houses and apartments and, as a man they all took it upon themselves to make life hard and cold for Catholics who wanted nothing more than to attend a Tridentine Latin Mass and bring their children up with some chance of them keeping the Faith, rather than throw them to the wolves of the Catholic Education system.
And now, we are back to square one.
Thankfully, we have one or two Bishops who at present are fighting our corner for us in England and Wales, but for how much longer?
The video clip below is appalling, it shows what an increasing number of Catholics expect from the Church and are beginning to demand from their Bishops who, no doubt, being men of putty, will bend to their demands.
This is the modernist vision of the reform of the reform.
People power. Faith and morals out of the window.
Keep a bucket handy when you watch it - oh, and there's a particularly beautiful hymn at the end.
That hymn says it all really.