Sunday, September 02, 2018

I sympathize and pray for Archbishop Viganó

Why I sympathize and pray for Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó

Archbishop Viganó has succumbed like most of us to the great temptation of today:

"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect."  (Romans 12: 2).

He sowed the wind. Now he is reaping the whirlwind.  (Hosea 8: 7).

Many prelates, priests and lay people who have stopped reading and believing the word of God, who have stopped praying believe that journalists and the ways of the world are wiser than the Scriptures and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Pope Francis prophetically writes about this below:

"Inner strength, as the work of grace, prevents us from becoming carried away by the violence that is so much a part of life today, because grace defuses vanity and makes possible meekness of heart. The saints do not waste energy complaining about the failings of others; they can hold their tongue before the faults of their brothers and sisters, and avoid the verbal violence that demeans and mistreats others. Saints hesitate to treat others harshly; they consider others better than themselves"
(cf. Phil 2:3).  Gaudete et Exultate #116.

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14 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:54 AM

    Who has succumbed to the great temptation of today to not be conformed to this age? Who is the one giving us confusing teaching on marriage that is confirming more to this age than to the gospel? How exactly is Vigano being conformed to this age? By confronting sin? By their fruits you shall know them. I can’t believe what I’m reading and how you’ve twisted scripture to fit your opinion on what you judge correct.

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  2. Anonymous6:26 AM

    Vigano was right to speak in light of all the scandal. Many are afraid because of repercussion. A cleasing must be done to rid the evil in our midst, in our seminaries, in the Church. What better way for Satan to try and destroy the Church but from the inside out, slowly and subtly. The purging must be done it has been said Our Blessed Mother is going to clean house.So watch out for the scorn of a woman. St, John Vianny pray for us. We who are faithful must look up to God and pray for our Church, rely on Him for all and to not let your faith waiver. God Bless

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  3. Anonymous6:53 AM

    I pray for you and your twisted view of Vigano speaking out. I am a first time user of this app, but a practicing Catholic my entire life, but am very disappointed to read something so incorrect. The Saints did not waste energy on speaking out about the failings of others, but if the Pope had been involved in the most horrific scandal known to Man, I guarantee the Saints would apply all of their energy to making all of the churches followers aware of their so called Leaders failings. They would not just keep quiet and let someone like that Lead the world! Very different! Thank you Vigano for speaking out and please God allow us to rid the church of all these wrong doers before it continues to spread more evil! Amen.

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  4. Anonymous7:05 AM

    What did the Lord say about white washed tombs and what did he mean? Why do you think he spoke in this way? Are you familiar with paragraphs 675-677 of the catechism? How will the church resemble Christ? Pray for the church.

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  5. I am shocked by this! Vigano was right to speak out about the evil done in God’s name. This is the same attitude of cover up in the church. Vigano showed how high and wide the sin and cover up is. He didn’t conform to the world, these sinful priests did by engaging in child rape, child pornography, abortion, and homosexuality.

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  6. Anonymous10:19 AM

    Saint Gregory the Great whose feast day is today was a fearless champion of the faith and an outstanding moral teacher. He considered himself a watchman for the people. One who stands on a height to help them by his foresight. I believe he would applaud Viganò for watching out for us and asking for an investigation. I am saddened that you have chosen your agenda over seeking the truth. I just wanted to read scripture and will no longer use your site to do this!

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    1. Keep using the site for what is useful, and ignore the garbage. A good farmer knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff, and this day's commentary is clearly not wheat.

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  7. It is truly correct to pray for Archbishop Vigano: he had the courage to come out and speak the truth at the risk of upsetting the powerful. by ignoring and attempting to cover up the evil actions of his political allies, and then attempting to distract us from the truth by trying to change the subject the current pope has surrendered any moral or pastoral authority. We should than god that there are brave men who will seek to spread the light of truth, even if the Pope doesn't like it.

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  8. Who are you SeekFirstCommunity? I have attempted to research the background information for this organization and can find nothing. What credentials do you possess? Do you have an imprimatur from any credible Bishops or Cardinals? I am contacting the web developer for the Laudette App to request they remove SeekFirstCommunity and replace it with another source for Daily Bible Verses.

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  9. Anonymous8:12 AM

    I have read your daily blog for several years and have been somewhat bothered a few times by statements that seemed a little too liberal in tone, but not until yesterday have I been this disappointed. You seem to have succumbed to the current view of the Pope that the cover-ups of the past and the silence of the past is the best approach, to these crimes. Ignoring these problems has not and will not work. I will pray for you and the Pope.

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  10. St Therese of Avila9:40 PM

    This is garbage.This is certainly not inspired by the spirit by any stretch of imagination.Sorry to say this..but this is blithering nonsense.

    I would advise in humilty to get your "inspirations" judged by your spiritual director or a more qualified person.

    The church needs more Viganos and more people who dare to stand for the truth.

    A

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  11. For brevity-add me to the chorus of people objecting to your article and its views.

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  12. What??? You want silence in the face of the biggest Sex scandal to rock our Church?? I say thank God for Vigano. Silence has allowed rampant homosexual & pornraphy to enter the Seminaries.

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  13. We have tolerated too much of the hidden sins that have destroyed the credibility of the Church. I say more power to Vigano. Who are you?? The priests, bishops, and yes, even the Pope need to repent PUBLICLY. Why would you want to turn a blind eye? Are you Catholic? Or a wolf in sheep’s clothing???

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