Paul found this list on The Last Papist Standing, a blog he recently discovered. I knew I wanted to post it after I read #1, this is a topic we've dicussed a lot lately, and I totally agree...
10 REASONS WHY LIBERAL CATHOLICS ARE DOOMED
1. YOUR BASE OF SUPPORT IS DISAPPEARING
Those who welcomed and enforced the heresy and rupture foisted on the Church in the name of Vatican II are the very people who should have known better (and should have resisted). Catholics knew their faith much better two generations ago than they do today. Instead, the faithful in the pews surrendered because the “new church” told them whatever they wanted to hear. The trouble is, when you don’t have scripture and Sacred Tradition as backup, your agenda never lasts. How ironic that it is the young Catholics who are restoring what you have trashed.
2. YOUR BASE OF POWER IS DISAPPEARING
The bishops and cardinals who tolerated (and sometimes promoted) liturgical abuse, clerical abuse, “seamless garment” arguments for voting for pro-aborts, homosexual rights and other such rot are retiring, dying and getting out of the way. The Holy Father and his new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Ouellet, are showing a marked preference for bishops who put truth and fidelity before politics. Then again, when your agenda is political and not God-centered, concepts like "power" and "authority" become much more important.
3. YOUR IDEAS ARE BAD
The portfolios of priests like Fr. Hans Kung, Fr. Richard Rohr, former Fr. Matthew Fox, former Fr. Leonardo Boff and others of their ilk have no credibility among educated Catholics (meaning Catholics educated in their faith). Their books don't sell and more and more bishops are showing them the door.
4. NO ONE IS INTERESTED IN YOUR CAUSES ANYMORE
Just come to any diocesan “social justice” forum or “stewardship retreat”, or better yet, look at the declining circulation of U.S. Catholic or the National Catholic Reporter. The majority of Catholics who need to see women ordained or long for a liberal pope who will bless homosexual unions have either died or had enough integrity to join the Episcopal church (or their local coven). These ideas don’t sell and young people find the whole thing to be a huge turn-off.
5. YOU HAVE SQUANDERED YOUR AUTHORITY
Instead of showing compassion to the people in the pews who had enough sense to read the Vatican II documents and question the huge ruptures you have pushed upon us, you’ve supported the wolves who have fleeced the sheep. Too many priests who were abusing young boys or pilfering the parish coffers were repeatedly transferred. Too many faithful Catholics who blew the whistle on the heresy taught in their parish have been demonized, and, in some cases, even punished with canonical sanctions. You hid behind your attorneys when devastated Catholics took you to court for letting your priests do horrible things to their sons. The authority of priests and bishops comes through the apostolic succession, yet many of your “shepherds” have despised the very source of their authority, all the while demanding blind, unquestioning submission to their own agenda of disobedience.
6. YOUR VERSION OF THE CHURCH HAS PRODUCED NO FRUIT
Where are your liberal saints? Where are your liberal vocations? Who has been a martyr or canonized for defying the Magisterium? The most liberal dioceses such as Honolulu, Los Angeles, Rochester and Rockville Centre have been almost vocationless for years. There is a proven method for drawing in vocations, but the liberals running the show would rather watch their local churches die than implement it, which leads us to number 7:
7. THE VERY CHURCH YOU HATE IS GROWING WHILE YOU WITHER
The fastest growing religious order in the world is the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, which ordains young men to exclusively offer the Traditional Latin Mass. The once-vilified Society of St. Pius X is not only back in the Catholic fold, but far outdrawing liberal parishes for Mass attendance in France. The fastest growing convent of women religious is Tennessee’s Nashville Dominicans, a very traditional group of young women who (gasp!) wear habits! The traditionally-minded bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Robert Finn, is Opus Dei, and so is Cardinal Mahony’s successor in Los Angeles, Archbishop Gomez. Summorum Pontificum has unleashed an explosion of Traditional Latin Masses worldwide. Most major dioceses now have at least one Latin Mass Parish. Meanwhile, we take collections every year to foot the bill for the dying liberals in retirement who abandoned their vows (but not their orders) to become social workers.
8. YOUR LEGACY IS A JOKE
Take a look at just about any church building built in the late 60’s or early 70’s: It’s like looking at a pet rock or a film about roller disco. Chances are, the leaders of the folk group at your parish who sway as they strum every Sunday are rotund and over 50 (minimum). Read the words to some of the “hymns” in the Glory and Praise songbooks, like “Anthem” ,“Sing a New Church” or “Gather Us In”. Pure drivel. Catholics can look back on any period of Church history with awe, except for the rupture period between 1970 and today. Many of us feel embarrassment at this whole mess and future generations are guaranteed to be laughing at you for your foolishness and hubris in believing that you could somehow create a “New Church” while attempting to destroy the one Jesus left us. No one else has been able to do it and you have already failed.
9. THE 70’S ARE OVER
They are so over. Deo Gratias.
10. YOUR SOULS ARE IN PERIL
FOR WHAT YOU’VE DONE AND WHAT YOU’VE TRIED TO SELL US
You’ve ignored, slandered and mocked the last several popes. You have violated canon law. You've permitted and propagated liturgical abuses. You have enabled or looked the other way at horrendous abuses of authority by your bishops, priests, nuns, pastors and bureaucrats. You’ve lied to us that Catholics can support "choice" (abortion) while misleading us about social justice. Yet, you don’t believe in the sacrament of Confession. The proof is in your churches every Saturday afternoon, because almost no one is there, and you sure aren’t. Do you think attending a “Communal Penance Service” once or twice a year is enough to protect you? Especially when you have no intention of repenting?
No, no one is judging your soul, we're only taking a cold look at the odds. Proverbs 24:16 tells us that “a just man shall fall seven times and shall rise again; but the wicked shall fall down into evil.” If the faithful among us who are concerned about obeying God and the laws of His Church fall at least seven times a day, what do you think the odds are of you dying in a state of grace when you never darken the door of a confessional?
Let us pray that I am wrong about #10.
Then again, are you willing to bet your soul on it?