Saturday 1 September 2018

So why no posts

My dear friends; I have picked up on the internet that there is a certain sadness that I no longer post regularly on this blog (formerly Valle Adurni). I'm not the only one to cease posting, and I'm sure the reasons are largely the same.

Way back when, Pope Benedict had (in my view) galvanised the Church at a local level. Vocations began to rise, Mass attendance was increasing, and there was a sense that blood was pumping from the centre to the peripheries. I and others wanted to be a part of that.

Then everything went dead.

I don't want to spend my declining years writing damage limitation posts such as I attempted for a while.

I want to look after my parishioners, the ones whom God has entrusted to my poor care. Please pray for them, and pray for me. I genuinely think that this is the only way forward right now.

I will probably continue to post occasionally. But I, in common with others, will not publicly set myself against the the one who occupies and exercises the office of Vicar of Christ. I will simply pray that God's will be done. God will be his judge, and mine.


Pelerin said...

Very understandable Father. It is a difficult time for us pew-sitters so I imagine it must be a far more taxing time for ordained Priests such as yourself and others who once blogged regularly. Catching up with the Catholic blogosphere was always a pleasing and informative pastime with which to start the day.

Assuring you of my prayers.

CRS said...

A very wise decision father, may God reward you for it.

The vitriolic hatred latent, or not so latent, in some English bloggers posts against the Pope is getting beyond a tolerable level. Such people seem intent on marching down the road to perdition. May God have mercy on them too. We should do well to remember that profession submission to a former pope, however glorious his reign was, never saved anyone. What matters is submission to the Pope we have now: our point of contact with Eternity is the present.

IanW said...

Quite understandable, Father. I shall still keep an eye open for your occasional posts.

Anonymous said...

this one does not understand; COWARD.

Pastor in Monte said...

And this one does not understand how one might accuse another of cowardice…… anonymously!

Anonymous said...

Pope Paul VI was not Magisterial on Vatican Council II since he used the false premise instead of the rational alternative.For more information read the blog Eucharistandmission where Lionel Andrades promotes the interpretation of Vatican Council II without the fake premise.
Since Vatican Council II is interpreted with the fake premise by the popes,the Social Reign of Christ the King in national politics,cannot be proclaimed. Since opponents would say that there is a developnment of doctrine.They mean Vatican Council II interpeted with the false premise.This has made extra ecclesiam nulla salus obsolete.So they conclude that not every one needs to enter the Catholic Church for salvation.This was also the irrational reasoning of the popes from Paul VI.
Pope Paul VI was not Magisterial on Vatican Council II since he did not interpret LG 8, LG 14, LG 16,UR 3, NA 2, GS 22 etc as being only hypothetical, speculative and theoretical.
So there was nothing in the Council-text to emerge as practical exceptions to EENS.Paul VI's premise was false and so was his reasoning.It was a rupture between faith and reason.
Cstholics are not obliged to interpret Vatican Council II with a fake premise, inference and non traditional conclusion.NOT OBLIGED !
At Vatican Council II (1965) Cushing, Rahner and Ratzinger made an objective mistake.They approved the 1949 Letter of the Holy Office to the Archbishop of Boston relative to Fr.Leonard Feeney(LOHO).The LOHO states that it is not always necessary for a person to be a member of the Catholic Church.This contradicts the Catechism of the Council of Trent and Tradition.LOHO wrongly projected unknown cass of the baptism of desire and invincible ignorance as being known and practical exceptions to Feeneyite EENS.This was irrational but the error was overlooked by Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII.So St.Pope Paul VI was not even Magisterial on EENS. How could the Holy Spirit make and objective mistake ?
Pope Francis needs to correct the error and announce that Magisterial documents (Creeds, Catechisms, Vatican Council II, Athanasius Creed etc) must be interpreted with the rational premise, inference and conclusion.Pope Paul VI's interpretation of Vatican Council II was unethical and deceptive.It is not binding on Catholics.