The faithful stay in the church and work together as a united fellowship to solve the problems and reform the church from within. Their words are like settings of silver and they speak to heal not to shrill with strident dispute.
That really is a vaporous load. Just look at the buzzwords you use. "reform the church from within" Actually that's called infiltration. The Church is the Church Militant and they rail and make war against Her enemies and when those serpents have invaded the Church, they accuse the Church Militant of being divisive and schismatic and whatever other buzzwords they can use to disarm and mislead the "pay, pray and obey" crowd into being lead by the nose out of the faith while still sitting in the buildings.
There have been vile scandals in the church which have offended and injured people. It grieves me. But I will join with my bishops with my prayers and my pocket book to compensate and make reparation for the deeds which were done in the churches name to restore her glory in the world.
Not enough. You can't throw money at the families of trusting children who's purity was butchered by a monster ordained a priest by the bishop you give the money to to pay them off with.
We need a public execution of the guilty bishops in St. Peter's square.
That is what being a team player is all about working together for the glory of God. If you get in a huff because someone dropped the ball and then take your bat and go and start your own team then you are turncoat and a betrayer.
The salvation of souls is not a game. It's a war. That's the difference between the phoney religion plopped on top of the Catholic Religion, trying to smother it in "aggiornamento."
As we have seen by Fr. Cekada's post, St. Gertrude and the philosophy which the group espouses has not brought peace and healing but constant strife and far louder and shriller conflict than even the pagans can manage.
Sounds more like a M.A.S.H. unit for the people who have been infected with the disease of the Novus Ordo but haven't been immune to the damage it does.
If healing and restoration is to come to the church it won't come from St. Gertrudes. It will come from the righteous and faithful who stay in the church and who work to rebuild the church from within. Erasmus was a fine example of this. He sympathised with many of the views of the reformers but would not follow them into schism. He spoke out against clerical abuses and stayed with the church till the day he died reforming from within.
Here is a quote from Erasmus who Fr. Cekada would do well to emulate
"I detest dissension because it goes both against the teachings of Christ and against a secret inclination of nature. I doubt that either side in the dispute can be suppressed without grave loss."
Fr. Cekada is suffering great loss and is a direct result of his dissension against the church. He needs to mend his ways and restore himself to the fellowship and communion of the one holy apostolic church.
Luther responded to Erasmus calling him a "viper,", "liar," and "the very mouth and organ of Satan." No doubt he also said you have your head up your derriere because this was very much his manner of speaking. A crude and vile man to be sure.
Let us all emulate Erasus and avoid individuals like Luther.
Ugh. You obviously don't know what the character of Erasmus was really like. Luther was scum and Erasmus was the instigator of scum.
From the bio in the Catholic Encyclopedia
"Opinions concerning Erasmus will vary greatly. No one has defended him without reserve, his defects of character being too striking to make this possible. His vanity and egotism were boundless, and to gratify them he was ready to pursue former friends with defamation and invective; his flattery, where favour and material advantages were to be had, was often repulsive, and he lacked straightforward speech and decision in just those moments when both were necessary. His religious ideal was entirely humanistic; reform of the Church on the basis of her traditional constitution, the introduction of humanistic "enlightenment" into ecclesiastical doctrine, without, however, breaking with Rome. By nature a cold, scholarly character, he had no real interest in uncongenial questions and subjects, above all no living affectionate sympathy for the doctrines and destinies of the Church. Devoid of any power of practical initiative he was constitutionally unfitted for a more active part in the violent religious movements of his day, or even to sacrifice himself for the defence of the Church. His bitter sarcasm had, indeed, done much to prepare the way for the Reformation; it spared neither the most sacred elements of religion nor his former friends. His was an absolutely unspeculative brain, and he lacked entirely all power of acute philosophical definition; we need not wonder, therefore, that on the one hand, he was unable to grasp firmly ecclesiastical doctrine or deal justly with its scholastic formulation, while on the other he inveighed with extreme injustice against the instituitions of the Church. It must not be forgotten that the grave defects of his character were compensated by brilliant qualities. His splendid gifts explain the universal European fame of the man through several decades, a public esteem and admiration far excelling in degree and extent the lot of any scholar since his day. He had an unequalled talent for form, great journalistic gifts, a surpassing power of expression; for strong and moving discourse, keen irony, and covert sarcasm, he was unsurpassed. In him the world beheld a scholar of comprehensive and many-sided learning, though neither profound nor thorough, a man of universal observation, a writer whose diction was brilliant and elegant in the highest degree. In a word, Erasmus exhibits the quintessence of the Renaissance spirit; in him are faithfully mirrored both its good and bad qualities."