The future leaders of the Church

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When the Covington kids controversy broke out the bishop of the local Diocese was quick to condemn members of his own flock on the spurious and easily retracted evidence provided by the Left. But a couple of weeks later the bishop has made a full retraction and apology.

In a letter to parents, the Most Rev. Roger Foys said the diocese was too quick to condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students, particularly those of Nicholas Sandmann, the boy who was seen on video facing off with Native American elder Nathan Phillips as he performed the song “American Indian Movement” near the Lincoln Memorial.

“We should not have allowed ourselves to be bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely, and we take full responsibility for it,” Foys wrote. “I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family, as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal.”

The above quote is an example of something that is almost extinct in the modern world – a sincere apology with genuine regret and self-reproach, coupled with a determination to do better in the future and to make amends. That it has come from the Catholic Church, which is unfortunately one of the most cucked organizations in the world today, makes it even more valuable. I truly did not expect to see such an apology.

The Church has seen a continuation of the fall in its numbers because it is so weak. It is not a strong organization. It falls for whatever lefty con is the flavor of the day. The more that the Church embraces refugees, or homosexuals, or trans rights, or the feminization of our society, then the more that it loses its spine. It vacillates from one trend to another, desperate to be everything to everyone and thus inching further along the road to becoming nothing to nobody.

But there are signs of strength; small shoots of hope that are peeking out of the mud of lies in which the current Church resides. The above apology is one of them. Another that I have seen recently is the Irish priest who denied Communion to a pro-abortion politician.

Father John Hogan refused to give Holy Communion to Robert Troy, a member of the Irish Parliament, at a funeral Mass on Jan. 4. The Mass where this happened was at the Church of St. Nicholas in the village of Multyfarnham in the diocese of Meath.

Troy had a previous track record of being opposed to abortion until he said publicly that he voted in favor of abortion in Ireland’s abortion referendum in May 2018. In that referendum, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalize abortion by overturning the Republic’s Eighth Amendment, which protected the right to life of the unborn.

Imagine the public shame that this weasel of a politician felt as the priest openly denied him the Holy Communion. The priest acted like a leader, something which has been sorely in absence from the Church for a very long time. Small acts of defiance such as this to the prevailing Satanic order are the foundation stones that can become a sweeping reclamation of the True Faith.

Unfortunately Father Hogan’s local Bishop hasn’t exactly got his back.

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore has said that those who voted for abortion should not go to Communion unless they repent and go to confession.

However, Bp. Cullinan also said that he would not deny such people Holy Communion, saying, “On the spot that is a totally different matter, because then you are politicizing the actual Mass itself, very awkward situation that you don’t want to get into.”

On the contrary, if you examine the bible and the various travails that Jesus Christ got himself into, they are a continuous series of very awkward situations indeed. The bible is immersed in politics; how could it not be? Christ came to earth to shake up the prevailing order and to reveal to his followers that there is another and much better way.

But today the Church desperately tries to avoid such situations whenever it can. Its two biggest bugbears are Orthodoxy and Tradition, and any priests foolish enough to lead their congregations in a manner in which supports traditional Church teachings almost inevitably find themselves banished to the sidelines.

But priests such as these are the future hope for the saving of the Church. These two men are the ones who should be the bishops of their communities. The priests with fire in their bellies and courage in their hearts. The students of Covington Diocese are indeed fortunate to have a bishop who has reflected on his grave error and has shown a spine. All we can hope is that this becomes first a growing trend and then a tsunami of change that sweeps out the debased Church leadership everywhere.

  • Stiffbastard

    Facecrime has been around for a long time. This is why the Japanese don’t smile. They were trained not to smile in front of their superiors for fear of having their heads chopped off.

  • Panadechi Santiago
  • Bucky Redux

    Yeah……nah.
    Ave Maria ! Catholic Church is mentioned…..it’s alarm bells for me whenever that partiular group pops up in the Media.

    Adam, you abundantly praise Reverend Foys for apologising and grovelling to his flock over the Covington fiasco.

    Holy Mary, call me a cynic, but I rather think the apology was given not out of sincerity, but as a move to mitigate legal action against his Diocese.
    The Nick Sandmann family are in the process of sueing at least 50 persons/entities for defamation and libel, which includes the Diocese of Covington.

    Bless me….imagine that ! The Catholic Church…being sued, how unusual.

    Anyway, this article has a wonderful hit list.

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/02/01/sandmanns-lawyer-media-they-know-they-crossed-line/2745272002/

    God Bless the Sandmann family for sueing the arse off these Lefty Liberal pricks.

    Divine Providence !

    Christi Matri ! Cave, cave. Deus videt.

    • That article was a very good read, thank you. A Catholic priest losing his parish for recognising the importance and popularity of tradition.

      We only go to Church twice a year, but won’t be going to our usual Coast one anymore. The priestess did her dash with the Christmas disgrace. I can get marxism shoved down my throat by turning on the television or radio, I don’t want it getting communion.

      • Bucky Redux

        That particular Catholic diocese is also paying out about $A 200 million to local victims of pedo priest kiddy fiddlers…..those caring Priests surely do “love” their little parishioners.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/75298cbf9e71ab3b738fc859c89a1af71db9e9578de75e7f754b8aedca21115d.jpg

        • Oldavid

          evenThe perverts that invaded the priesthood and religious since before the ’50’s (according to Bella Dodd and others) were motivated (or excused) by almost the same brand of Relativism that sanctimonious secularism uses to condemn the whole institution for the results of the ridiculous ideology that they hold dear and which is condemned by Catholic Christianity.

          Statistically all children are much safer in Catholic schools and churches than anywhere else… but the “brotherhood” edits all and it’s only blights on the Church that are allowed publicity.

          Now, would all the sanctimonious, posturing SJW’s like to repudiate the Church’s (still in place) discipline that clerics and religious guilty of “sins against nature” should be immediately “irregularised” (forbidden to act in the name of the Church) and be handed over to secular authorities even if the likely penalty is death Hey! it’s only because the scumbags have adopted the “enlightenment” Naturalism, Materialism, Relativism of the World that these things can fester and flourish.

          Anyone who endorses Relativism and complains about its effects is an hypocrite.

  • Oldavid

    Thanks for that refreshingly dispassionate review of a small section of reality, Adam.
    Unfortunately though, many who should thoughtfully consider the contents have had their equanimity evaporated in a conflagration of acrimony excited by the likes of Jack Chick and a tsunami of others before and since.

    Ole Voris and crew are addicted to the kind of sensationalism that I assume Voris acquired from his “formal training as a journalist”. They tend to concentrate on the attention-grabbing “newsworthy” stuff and evade the weightier matters like what sort of moral/intellectual errors precipitated and facilitated the catastrophe.

    Anyhow, that’s for another topic. Thanks again.

  • thegentlemantroll

    There is a prophecy from a few centuries ago which predicted the number of popes remaining until the end of the church, and for those keeping count Francis is the last one. It certainly feels like it sometimes. But we must rebuild western civilisation from the dung heap. It’ll be the 3rd or 4th version.