Oakes Spalding over at Mahound’s Paradise has some harsh words for some of the pillars of the New Church:
And of course they know that.
Do you think Archbishop Cupich believes in the Real Presence? Yeah, sure he does. Eucharistic Adoration? In the seminaries that trained Cupich and his like they called it “cookie worship”. Indeed, if you try to kneel to Christ’s body and blood, as you would if you honestly believed it was really Christ’s body and blood, then Cupich will bitterly snap at you. He becomes an old woman. Even if you’re a teenage girl.
Archbishop Cupich believes in midnight basketball and gun control.
Cardinal Kasper doesn’t give one golden bauble about the words of Paul the Apostle.
James Martin SJ doesn’t believe in mortal sin. Come on, seriously. Does anyone here believe that he does? Anyone? Mortal sin is for the haters. Martin’s thing is hating the haters. Martin is obsessed by hate. Consumed by it. And don’t say he loves gays or any of that claptrap. If the Zeitgeist were homophobic, as it often has been and no doubt will be again, Martin would be hanging gays from lampposts and then smirking about how merciful he was. You know he would.
And what of the Pope? Honestly I don’t really know what he does or does not believe. Tragically, I’m not sure he does either.
Go here and read the rest. I have, in the striking phrase of Bad Queen Bess, no windows into men’s souls. However, unless someone is practicing deceit, we can only assume that their actions and words reflect their internal beliefs. Under that standard, all too many people who possess power and influence within the Church today give every indication of rejecting what the Church has taught over the centuries. If this is understood, much that is otherwise inexplicable within the Church today becomes as clear as glass.