Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Doctors Speak...

Saint Jerome.

''The whole world groaned and was astonished to find itself Arian.''

Comment: That dreadful heresy, the death and destruction of our Holy Faith was held by such a great number that the most blessed Jerome could say the above without exaggeration. Does it cause you to marvel that the bishops could have held and professed this damnable blasphemy about our Lord's person? Do not be so naive to believe that the possession of apostolic orders is a sure guarantee against error. How many bishops have perished? How many are on their way? We must be constantly on our guard against the words and actions of our clergy who have so often caused offence to the Faith and confused the simple believer. It is not Catholic, far from it, to claim that it is impious, uncharitable or disobedient to question the words of our clerics. It is to their benefit and salvation that their false words do not go unchallenged. 'Who are you to judge our bishops, we owe them respect and obedience?', what a strange notion, so contrary to the Faith! Regard the history of the early Church, who founded the heresies that have plagued us? Arius, Nestorius, Severus, Apollinaris, Macedonius, Eutyches and Sabellius. All clerics. All in error. The Holy Faith exists before, above and after these men. Do not be deceived.

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