Chevalier Charles Coulombe on Weirdo Trad Parishes
(01-18-2018, 05:04 PM)RyanPatrick Wrote: I've been a member of a few trad parishes and never seen anything even approaching what is described in Vox's quote. That said, I have met a lot of strange, aspergic people and it is true that they tend to flock to this sort of thing because of the order and sanity it gives them, not to mention the spiritual graces which make their otherwise difficult existence much more bearable.

Yeah, Aspies tend to crave order -- schedules, everything in its place, etc. -- and anything less can very much upset them.

(01-18-2018, 05:04 PM)RyanPatrick Wrote: As for the question of why charity is the first victim in these parishes, it is often a reaction against what they have gotten at the other parishes. Remembering that most trads are about as informed as Novus Ordites (except in other things), we should recall that to expect them to be able to make fine distinctions and parse difficult theological terms with acuity and precision is a tall order. They are as bludgeoning about the law as Novus Ordites are about mercy and, interestingly, they have the same negative reaction to the opposite camp's pet project as vice versa. The issue here is that the Novus Ordites have claimed a monopoly on mercy and, unless you are "merciful" according to their terms, you are not merciful. Since Trads instinctively realize that the NO version of mercy is clearly not in keeping with Church teaching, they simply reject it altogether and shun any discussion of God's love or His mercy. 
Absolutely. Gang-banging is what it amounts to. Anything that has a whiff of "the other side" is anathema. The same thing happens in American politics. I tweeted this yesterday, a video showing then-President Obama saying everything Trump is saying about immigration, the exact same things that encourage Democrats to call Trump a "racist fascist," blah blah. And Republicans do the same thing, for ex., any mention of care for the poor or about sane, (true) science-based concern for the earth (which the whole "Climate Change" stuff isn't, as far as I can see) is automatically written off as "Commie." (I'm not a Republican so can be pretty objective about this stuff, and I think Democrats tend to be a lot more guilty of that sort of thing).
(01-18-2018, 05:04 PM)RyanPatrick Wrote: This is something which must be addressed in Trad parishes--the Priests, often, are as guilty here as NO Priests who only ever preach about soft and fuzzy things. It is easy, as a Priest, to preach what you know they want to hear. A good preacher will preach what is hard to hear but must be heard. This changes according to the audience. In NO parishes, the audience must hear about God's Justice. In Trad parishes, we must hear about God's mercy, the danger of Hegelian Dialectical thinking and the problem of scrupulosity. It is two sides of the same coin, frankly, and must be dealt with appropriately.
Nice! I agree totally.
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