Crisis in the Church: Am I the Only One Who Cares?
By: Eric Gajewski
Yes, I know. This interior voice constantly comes over you and asks the question if you are the only one to care. Try as you might those still attending Novus Ordo churches wont listen to you. I know trust me. However, you are not alone as there are many others just like you. We are all trying to wake up our friends, family and acquaintance’s to the reality of this Apostasy. Let us not be so silly to suggest that I am or you are the only ones to care. I would argue there still is a general laxity prevailing over those who still identify as Catholics but this is still confusing times. As I was reiterating to one mad "emailer" today. There is not going to be any true unity amongst traditionalists before the dominos start falling. I have to keep reminding people this. As well intent as it would be (in theory) for sedevacantists, hardline traditionalists, semi trads to all get together it simply isn’t going to happen. Doctrine divides us. Be of good cheer that God has given you the grace to even care at all. It is a true testament of your love for Christ and the Church. However, let us not be naïve and think some sort of pseudo trad ecumenical movement is going to solve this crisis because it is not.
Make your purgatory now. Do not wait any longer to do greater fasts. Make reparation unto the Sacred Heart through the Immaculate Heart. Do more penances go above and beyond what the Church would ask. If you everyday person only knew what was about to transpire they would convert and join along in with you but they do not. Do not waste time nor be idle. Make the interior life your first priority. Crosses come and go but one thing remains constant (if you so choose) and this is Jesus. No matter where you go nor what you do He will be there. Do not neglect in being dispositioned in thankfulness. Clean out your heart of all the clutter and be ready to receive Jesus daily. Stay close to the Sacraments as best you can. Spend at least an hour in silence and solitude. Constantly examine your conscience and at least try to improve.
The "I care alone" mentality is attributed to self. Let us not fall into this trap even though you may have good proofs to support your case. We sometimes tell ourselves that when disagreements arise even over nondoctrinal matters. The devil wants to try and divide us on every level and sadly it will seem like, at one point, the Church, will all be but gone. God in His wrath will allow men to see what becomes of Christianity when we don’t care. What happens when we neglect Jesus? The rocks cry out. What happens when we make the TV our golden idol of worship we become zombie like and pacifist. One could argue that this cooling off of churchmen may, at least, to some degree, be attributed to the TV culture we live in. How often do we go to Fox or CNN news for our theology? This is a Big NO NO. The less we care about ourselves the more we will care about Christ, the Church and neighbor. We all have work to do, don’t we?
Lastly, Francis’ recent comments about rather being an atheist than a hypocritical Christian should be pointed out. He truly preaches works alone gospel. He is a new age puppet (as they say) who is a forerunner to the soon False Prophet Yeshua Ben Joseph. A common “Christian rite” for all, women priests, atheists and tree huggers will all formally be welcomed. I would rather be a hypocritical Christian because at least I could still potentially be in a state of grace wherein an atheist cannot because he is faithless….do you note that? Please keep me in prayer as I will for you, Ave Maria!