- How To Lose A Cultural War
- What Happens When Pretending There Is No War
- Luciferian Modernist Advancement Continue, Catholics Lose Again
|Out ya go, Fr. Riehl!|
I spoke in April about how a Father Christopher Riehl had accepted the duty of performing Catholic missionary work in North Carolina, bringing true Catholicism to the confused people of his parish under the benevolent leadership of Bishop Peter Jugis. But guess what? The Baby Boomers win again!
The Charlotte Observer has recently reported that Fr. Riehl of St. John the Evangelist parish complains of being "worn out or burned out," and that he's taking a sabbatical.
A group calling itself Appalachian Catholics in the Smoky Mountain Region said in a statement earlier this year that Riehl and some other conservative priests assigned by Jugis to small parishes in the mountains “seem to be more intent on taking the church back to pre-Vatican ll days rather than minister to the people. They seem to be steeped in doctrine and theology, but are unwilling to participate in ecumenical activities, and are lacking in compassion, love and mercy. They are doing the job of the theologian, but not the job of the pastor. This is directly opposed to what Pope Francis and Vatican II are teaching us.”
Well yaaay for the Appalachian Catholics in the Smoky Mountains! What a victory they can now celebrate! The triumphalist has been expunged, and the precious, silver-haired faithful can continue worshipping Christ in the manner they see fit, without any real demands made of them.
Of course, Riehl is claiming that his leaving isn't prompted by anything other than his need to take some time away from parish ministry. However, the Diocese of Charlotte has stated that they don't think Fr. Riehl will be assigned anywhere in that diocese again.
You will have FrancisChurch.
Of course, this Baby Boomer victory is to the detriment of younger Catholics who crave for some kind of a link to the Church's past. The Baby Boomers are doing whatever they can to ensure that all past associations to the Church of Christendom is wiped clean, sterilized, unrecognizable, and similar in most ways to Protestant worship.
I find it peculiar how, even here in Tulsa, the Baby Boomers breathed a sigh of relief to see that Bishop Slattery--who was a friend to Traditional Catholicism--finally retired from the diocese. To this day, I still hear from the elderly Boomers that they're glad he's gone, and that they hope the "modern reforms" will become in vogue once more.
Catholicism will continue to lose, so long as priests and laity continue to retreat in a war they do not even realize is being waged against them. The current environment in Trad Land is one in which different people make compromises, betray one another, animosities grow, and various people pensively keep their heads down in "defense mode" while various ridiculous things sprout up here and there. So as long as this remains the pervading environment, we will continue to see defeat after defeat, routs, abdications, embarrassments, ostracization, overthrown strongholds, and effeminate weakness.
In order to make the gains necessary to actually win in this cultural war, priests and laity must accept that they will have to sacrifice their comfort and reputations. They will have to suffer financially. They will have to accept ridicule in the media. They will have to accept the pressure of hundreds if not thousands of dissenting, hateful voices screaming at them.
If Catholics cannot take this kind of abuse, then we lose.