Catholic Answers Rad Trad II Radio Reminder-August 12th
(08-08-2013, 09:20 AM)Gidge Wrote:
(08-07-2013, 10:58 PM)Sant Anselmo Wrote:
(08-07-2013, 10:36 PM)salus Wrote: I guess Catholic Answers being "concerned" about the traditional movement keeps their minds off all the evils just alone in their local San Diego diocese where they recently had a drag show at the Catholic University, not a word from Bishop Brom about it either and not a word from Karl Keatin and company about Brom's silence, how hypocritical this bunch is.

I've started to realize that there are some people at Catholic Answers who have a strong preference for tradition, but that they are not the ones in positions of authority, or the ones who are pumping out all of the CD and DVD sets, so they don't get recognized.  Peggy Frye for example, has put out some good articles and is not afraid to recommend traditional theological texts like Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma.  She also posted recently about the problems with the Mass of Christian Burial and the instant canonizations which seem to accompany it. 

Of course you are absolutely correct in that most there do not seem to pay the most remote attention to these things, and are happy to ignore the problems in the Church to include the mass apostasy which has taken place over the last two generations.  When there was a post on the FFI situation which spared little time in bashing traditional Catholics by CA Apologist Michelle Arnold, on Facebook the other day, someone replied to her "perhaps Catholic Answers should just go back to telling people that Sola Scriptora is not in the Bible and leave Catholics alone".  At this point, that pretty much sums up my thoughts on what they have going on. 
Very well stated.

If something does get mentioned concerning tradition, there are always the troll posts in the  "Traditional Catholic" section of CAF reminding us that Vatican II is valid and that pre-1965 devotions are "optional", etc.  -- if you counter these out of place assertions, you'll soon have a moderator breathing down your neck for being "uncharitable" or threatening you with sanctions.

I'm sad that CA now panders to the Laissez-faire Catholics and heterodox  -- I know a few people who have crossed the Tiber because of CA, it's really a shame.

Thanks.  I think Catholic Answers as a whole does some very good things.  They are pretty solid at addressing many of the Protestant heresies and have served to help many people in that regard.  In particular, Tim Staples' CD set on Eschatology is actually pretty good, and served to help me quite a bit when I was coming into the Faith.  Unfortunately, many in the apostolate seem to not wish to embrace all of the things which create a Catholic culture, whether it be in the home, the parish, or society at large.  In addition, since many of them came in after Vatican II, and have no problem with it, they are quick to attack anyone who points out legitimate concerns with things in the Church over the past few generations.  I don't know whether this is intentional on their part, or if they are simply blind to the problems which exist. 

The whole labeling of people as "mad-trads" or "rad-trads" gets to me a bit, as I know it does many on here, and elsewhere.  However, I think we should embrace the "mad-trad" moniker, but do so properly.  Seriously, we should be mad at some of the things which have happened in the Church and continue to happen today.  Anger, rightly directed and for proper reasons, is not a sin nor is it uncharitable as many would like to portray it. 

-We should be mad at the fact that our inheritance in the Faith was taken from us.

-We should be mad at the continuing apostasy in the Church and the number of people who do not believe, or who are leaving in droves. 

-We should be mad when we see people within the Church who are not doing what they are supposed to do: (liturgical abuses, people teaching the Faith incorrectly, supposed Catholic schools and organizations who are not Catholic at all, etc.). 

-We should be mad when groups like the SSPX are labeled by many as being in schism (I am not supportive of the actions taken by the SSPX, but they are most certainly not in schism), but groups like the LCWR are defended, or persons like Andrew Cuomo, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, etc. are treated and sometimes even labeled as Catholics in Good Standing. 

-We should be angry when the Church pushes a New Evangelization and then priests and theologians make statements that we can reasonably hope that Hell is empty anyway, which cuts the legs right out from under any reason to evangelize in the first place. 

-We should be angry when bishops in one breath state that they have no competency to endorse specific measures to curb violence and in the next breath endorse a specific policy anyway. 

-We should be angry when bishops teach that something which is not doctrinal (opposition to the death penalty or support of amnesty for illegal immigrants) is, and then teach as if something which is doctrinal (no salvation outside of the Church, Christ the King, etc.) is not.

I could obviously go on and on here, but you get the picture. 

So, am I a "mad-trad"?  Yeah, I guess so. 

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Re: Catholic Answers Rad Trad II Radio Reminder-August 12th - by Sant Anselmo - 08-08-2013, 12:32 PM

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