Dec 3 Bp WIlliamson column
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Liberalism is a frightful disease, consigning to eternal Hell millions upon millions of souls. It “liberates” the mind from objective truth and the heart (will and affections) from objective good. The subject reigns supreme. It is man in the place of God, with man allowing to God only as much importance as man chooses to allow him, and that is normally not much. Almighty God is put on a leash, so to speak, like an obedient little puppy dog ! In fact the “God” of the liberals is a mockery of the true God. But “God is not mocked” (Gal.VI, 7). Liberals are punished in this life by becoming false crusaders, true tyrants, and effeminate men.

A classic example of the false crusader is provided by the revolutionary priests in Latin America, according to Archbishop Lefebvre. He used to say that priests losing the Faith under the influence of the modernizing movement in the Church made the most terrible of revolutionaries, because to the false crusade of Communism they would bring all the force of the true crusade for the salvation of souls, for which they had been trained, but which they no longer believed in.

The true crusade being for God, for Jesus Christ, for eternal salvation, then when it is no longer believed in, it leaves a correspondingly huge gap in people’s lives, which they attempt to fill by crusading for anything and everything : for a ban on tobacco (but freedom for marihuana and heroin); for a ban on capital punishment (but freedom to execute efficacious right-wingers); for a ban on tyrants (but freedom to bomb any country into “democracy”); for the sacredness of man ( but freedom to abort the human baby in the womb) – the list can go on and on. The contradictions just highlighted are perfectly consistent in the liberals’ crusade for a total new world order to replace the Christian world order. They pretend they are not fighting Christ, but the pretence is wearing thin.

Liberals also become, logically, true tyrants. Since they have “liberated” themselves from any God or Truth or Law above them, then there remains only the authority of their own minds and wills to impose on their fellow human beings whatever it may be. For example, having lost all sense of any Tradition limiting his authority, Paul VI forced upon the Catholic Church in 1969 his New Order of Mass, to fit the New World Order, regardless of the fact that only two years before a significant number of bishops had rejected a substantially similar experimental rite of Mass. What did he care for the opinions of anyone beneath him, unless they were liberals like himself ? They did not know what was good for them. He did.

Logically again, liberals become effeminate, because they cannot help taking everything personally. Yet any sane opposition to their authoritarianism is based on that Truth or Law above all human beings which the liberals are flouting. That is how Archbishop Lefebvre resisted the liberalism of Paul VI, but Paul VI could only think that the Archbishop wanted to take his place as Pope. He was incapable of understanding that there was a far higher Authority than his own, on which the Archbishop in all tranquillity was leaning. Who needs to worry that the Lord God will ever fail ?

Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant us to deserve the good leaders who can come only from you
Kyrie eleison.
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#2
Quote;

"Sacred heart of Jesus, grant to deserve the good leaders who can come only from you."

H.E. has it only partly right. Rather, what H.E. should say is that good leaders can only come from Jesus through His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

H.E. writes as if he were still an Anglican.
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(12-03-2011, 10:40 AM)Meg Wrote: Quote;

"Sacred heart of Jesus, grant to deserve the good leaders who can come only from you."

H.E. has it only partly right. Rather, what H.E. should say is that good leaders can only come from Jesus through His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

H.E. writes as if he were still an Anglican.

1) You're wrong.

2)  That is an amazing stretch to make in order to dump on the bishop. 
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(12-03-2011, 10:40 AM)Meg Wrote: Quote;

"Sacred heart of Jesus, grant to deserve the good leaders who can come only from you."

H.E. has it only partly right. Rather, what H.E. should say is that good leaders can only come from Jesus through His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

H.E. writes as if he were still an Anglican.
I fail to see what you are saying as correct.
Jesus and the Church are one in the same, so when HE says that good leaders "can only come from you", HE is saying from the Church as well which Christ Jesus is the head of.
There is no slighting HE on this Eleison comment. He is absolutely right here.
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#5
I don't really see how one can claim that liberals don't believe in truth. A central belief of liberalism is faith in the ability of abstract reason to solve all of our problems. I think a lot of people get liberalism confused with deconstructionism and other, related postmodern ideologies.
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(12-03-2011, 04:01 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote: I don't really see how one can claim that liberals don't believe in truth. A central belief of liberalism is faith in the ability of abstract reason to solve all of our problems. I think a lot of people get liberalism confused with deconstructionism and other, related postmodern ideologies.

Solving all our problems is where the problem with Truth would lie. No pun intended. We are not promised heaven on earth, and we can clearly see how utopian visions lead to dystopian realities. At best, liberals view truth as relative to the current problem. But perhaps you can expand on your idea.

Heinrich had it right on another thread when he said, "Trust only Christ". Or something to that affect.

I also agree that the good bishop said nothing in that piece which could construe that he was still Anglican in his thinking. 
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#7
Agreed, this was a good one from +W.
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(12-03-2011, 04:32 PM)Stubborn Wrote: Agreed, this was a good one from +W.
It sure was.
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#9
Has Msgr. Williamson been demoted. I notice he no longer calls himself Bishop Williamson but Msgr. Williamson. Anyone know why?
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#10
OK...the subject of the e-mail is: "Eleison Comments" by Mgr. Williamson

But the e-mail itself address him as Bishop Williamson.

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