Hang in there, fellow Casticonnubians!

“[T]he Catholic doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage is a great *celebration of the power of freedom*, and moreover of the *ordinary* power of freedom, as it involves everybody. It follows that every attempt to weaken that doctrine in order to ‘speak humanly,’ amounts to a lessening of human dignity. Through its intransigent permanence, the indissolubility of marriage even rises above vows of religion.”

— Romano Amerio, Iota Unum (1996), pp. 407-408.


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3 Responses to Hang in there, fellow Casticonnubians!

  1. We are commanded to keep all of His Commandments if we are to love Jesus.

    However, over time, love and law suffered a great divorce and the modernists have been dispensers of the putative mercy resulting from the divorce of love and law.

    One is called a legalist if one demands we maintain actual continuity with Tradition and The Universal Objective Moral Code while one is called a compassionate dispenser of mercy if he proposes a complete rupture with Tradition and cooperates with establishing special pleading procedures for exemptions from that Universal Objective Moral Code that is unchanged since the Incarnation.

    But if one thinks about that for a few minutes one comes to understand that that putative mercy (dispensing communion to divorced and remarried) is exactly the opposite; it is a positive evil for all of the obvious reasons, not the least of which is that it is a cooperation with grave evil and increases the intensity of punishment due to grave sin and it is also worth noting the moral culpability in the formal cooperation with evil by those charged with the Duties to Teach, Rule, and Sanctify and not Confuse, Ignore, and Corrupt.

    This false idea of mercy issues from Hell but a majority of our Cardinals and Bishops approve of it.

  2. Tony Jokin says:


    I think your comment summarizes the source of everything wrong with the Church today. All of the growing folly from radical ecumenism to the growing approval of sodomy are the results of pitting the moral code and doctrine against “love” (which essentially means something primarily to do with feelings than willing an objective good for the other).

  3. Yeah, Tony. It really is that simple. In Jesus , Love and Law are in union whereas modernism has severed that unity and opposed law to love and what can such a kingdom do when it is set against itself?

    It becomes the Shadow Church of self-congratulatory desuetude; we are SO humble and merciful; O, and we love the poor, have we mentioned that we love the poor?

    How much longer does the Head of the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ, let His Vicar and His hierarchy continue to openly oppose Him?

    Lord have mercy.

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