Frustration and anger has been exponentially been increasing
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Most everyone on this forum is aware of Michael Vorris  of Church Millitant  and Michael Matt of the Remnant.  I have watched them for years and in the early years of their blogs they were much more calm  and circumspect  in their various presentations etc. As the Church and the World seem to be reaching a Crescendo of Evil and Dysfunction it is really beginning to show in the latest videos from  both of these men.    All of us can relate to what is being talked about  at one level or another in these two videos. Sometimes i feel so frustrated  and powerless when i see day by day the problems that we as faithful Catholics  have to experience and endure on a daily basis. To me it makes me think we may be nearer the END than we may realize.  If this is so, Please God make it QUICK !!



http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/epis...ood-videos
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#2
We definitely are living in scary times. There's a part of me that's scared to see what will unfold and a part that kind of has an excitement as well. We know God will win in the end, so there's that excitement to finally see it come to fruition. I think what we should be afraid of is the state of our own souls and all those around us. If the end came today, how many would truly be saved?
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(08-08-2015, 12:46 PM)GangGreen Wrote: We definitely are living in scary times. There's a part of me that's scared to see what will unfold and a part that kind of has an excitement as well. We know God will win in the end, so there's that excitement to finally see it come to fruition. I think what we should be afraid of is the state of our own souls and all those around us. If the end came today, how many would truly be saved?

We should take comfort that ultimately God already has won, and that those of us who believe in Him,pray and are baptized already belong to Him. It is our task to keep our trust in Him and to be like tiny leaven in the doughy morass that is the fallen world we live in. Like that beautiful Western style Jesus Prayer says " O Jesus,King of Love, I put my trust in thy merciful goodness.  Admittedly the other day while praying this on my little wool prayer rope on the way to work I was fighting against it,thinking, " how can I trust in thy goodness when everything around me is falling apart", but than it dawned on me to just keep moving forward, keeping my heart and mind directed towards eternity, keeping that eternal perspective.

In light of this weeks beautiful feast of the Transfiguration we ought to pray to be given the grace to have the veil lifted from our own eyes,that we, like Peter,James and John, may behold our Lord and all creation through that Divine Light rather than through the darkness of fallen creation. Remember we belong to Him, and He to us. We are part of that True Vine, it's simply up to us to trust in His merciful goodness and stay close to Him. The world is being constantly radiated by those uncreated energies of God, that grace surrounds us always. I guess that's the Easterner in me talking!  :)
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#4
I am not too angry myself.

I understand that the crisis in the Church constitutes part of the chastisement prophesied by Our Lady of Fatima.

I believe that the only thing that will remedy the situation is the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart.

This will happen eventually, as promised by Our Lady, and the the Immaculate Heart will triumph, and the Church will be restored.

When this will happen, and how many of us will suffer and die before it happens, is unknown. 

What sort of makes me feel angry is all the Catholics who say I am 'schismatic', 'not part of the Church' etc.. This is a kind of betrayal, because the Church was my refuge, my family, I made sacrifices to join it, and I don't feel welcome in it. Some of us, collectively, have been demonised and ostracised.

Today, a very well known monastery in my country has become implicated in yet another child sex abuse allegation. So I suppose the chastisement is multi-faceted. Then of course there are the Catholics in the Middle East who are being martyred by an old enemy, the Mohammedans.
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All I can say is that being a professional journalist for the Catholic Church is a dangerous job. One must be really well balanced and holy not to just fall into anger and bitterness.

End of times? Who knows. I mean, abortion and whatnot is despicable, and the Church is filled with homo-erotic heretics. But its not like we can say there's never been comparable evil in the world. Or comparable immorality/weakness in the Church.
Of course, with technology everything takes this huge proportion. So, for instance, just to give an obvious example, every single generation has struggled with impurity, but only the present generation has pornography to worry about—and pornography (or mass media in general and more subtly) in turn changes society to more impurity and a vicious cycle starts.

Somehow our challenge seems to be learning how to deal with these things. And as things change so quickly we must first of all how to deal with change. That we cannot deal with it properly, without being thrown into some diabolical confusion, shows how we forgot eternity. This is a point von Hildebrand makes: the discontinued man does not retain the higher things by which he judges the present things, and so the present things are taken as higher and the consecutive things are disconnected one from the other, etc.
So, even when one goes to a Traditional Latin Mass and one piously prays and Communes with the Lord, then when he leaves this settings all the eternal promises of conversion, love, etc., are gone. Somehow even the Mass was immanentized. And we must learn first of all how to change this, how to be directed towards eternity and not violate the hierarchy of goods.

Anyway, this will probably look like derailment. But not really, as we're talking about the modern condition. Yes, this could be end of times. But it could be just another bump (a big one, sure).

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Along the lines of what formerbuddhist was speaking of, it's important for us to constantly hold in our attention and remind ourselves: we ARE powerless, utterly powerless to do anything good without God. Total distrust in self, absolute confidence in God, and anything else is from the devil.

This is the psychological impulse of all protesting and activism—I will take matters into my own hands, instead of saying with Christ, "Into Thy hands, I commend my spirit." In that prayer alone, we have the solution, but it frightens us because outside of holiness, it presents nothing concrete but the abstract principle that we should become Saints. Only once we are Saints will all the practical guidances of the Holy Ghost fill us to perform precisely what must be done to effect massive change.
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I am who thinks that What is going on with the Catholic media is reflective in the papacy in general.  If you haven't noticed there is a very pessimistic almost apocalyptic tone from Francis as if we don't change it now at this very moment we are going to die really soon, it's always now, now, now.  The problems with moderns is that we lack perspective. It is almost like a complete lack of trust in God's will. 
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#8
One can argue that we are living in an unparalleled time in history post-resurrection.

A Church where a vast majority of Catholics are essentially apostates or heretics. A world where fornication is the norm for not just the elite, but everyone top to bottom. Where abortion is not done in some secret back room somewhere, but is done openly and accepted. A world where homosexuality is so accepted that even such a thing called marriage for them is accepted by the masses, something never before seen in history... and those are just the accepted sexual sins. Mortality these days is just seen as an opinion, not fact, therefore anything goes.

It's crazy stuff.
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(08-08-2015, 10:54 PM)GangGreen Wrote: One can argue that we are living in an unparalleled time in history post-resurrection.

A Church where a vast majority of Catholics are essentially apostates or heretics. A world where fornication is the norm for not just the elite, but everyone top to bottom. Where abortion is not done in some secret back room somewhere, but is done openly and accepted. A world where homosexuality is so accepted that even such a thing called marriage for them is accepted by the masses, something never before seen in history... and those are just the accepted sexual sins. Mortality these days is just seen as an opinion, not fact, therefore anything goes.

It's crazy stuff.

Neighbor, it's been crazy since the Fall of Adam and Eve.  :helpsmiley: :helpsmiley: :helpsmiley:
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(08-08-2015, 11:04 PM)HailGilbert Wrote:
(08-08-2015, 10:54 PM)GangGreen Wrote: One can argue that we are living in an unparalleled time in history post-resurrection.

A Church where a vast majority of Catholics are essentially apostates or heretics. A world where fornication is the norm for not just the elite, but everyone top to bottom. Where abortion is not done in some secret back room somewhere, but is done openly and accepted. A world where homosexuality is so accepted that even such a thing called marriage for them is accepted by the masses, something never before seen in history... and those are just the accepted sexual sins. Mortality these days is just seen as an opinion, not fact, therefore anything goes.

It's crazy stuff.

Neighbor, it's been crazy since the Fall of Adam and Eve.  :helpsmiley: :helpsmiley: :helpsmiley:
This is true.
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