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“Only a blind man can deny that there is great confusion in the Church.”
- Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, April 22, 2017

Defending and Advocating

Authentic Catholic Social Teaching

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With the Most Vulnerable

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“My greatest pleasure is to serve the Lord in His poor children rejected by other people."
-St. Damien of Molokai

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IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

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"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them."
-Pope St. Felix III

SERVING THIS CATHOLIC MOMENT

VIA FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP

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“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious."
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
 

“While the world changes,
the cross stands firm.”
- St. Bruno

On Discerning Spirits, Fr. James Martin Offers the Counsel of the Diabolical

Published on October 24, 2017

Last week, I mentioned Fr. Martin’s bizarre account of the Martin Scorcese movie, Silence. (Rev. Martin was the theological advisor on the film.) Martin explained in the pages of the official U.S. Jesuit magazine, America, that Jesus Christ told the Jesuit priest in the film to renounce Him. To spit on His image. To break his vows by marrying, and to join the Japanese government in its fierce persecution of Christians.

Really. Fr. Martin said all of this. I’ll quote his remarks below in context, but go read the whole thing yourself.

High-Minded Sophistry on Both Sides of the Tiber

Every Christian should be deeply interested in the high-minded sophistry Martin uses. It pervades not just liberal Catholic but Mainline Protestant discourse. It also flips on its head the careful rules that Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola laid out for “discerning spirits.” That is, for determining the origin of religious inspirations that we receive. Do they come from:

  1. Ourselves, that is our passions, ego, and scruples?
  2. Almighty God, offering us guidance as the “still, small voice”?
  3. One of the fallen angels, trying to trick us into turning onto the path that leads to hell?

Clearly, this is an important question. It’s the kind of thing a person needs to know. It’s the subject matter of countless “Ignatian retreats” that Rev. Martin had to undergo in his Jesuit training. He may well have led them for others. In other words, he knows this stuff. If he’s getting it deeply, profoundly wrong, the cause isn’t ignorance. It’s something (or someone) else. Screwtape call your office.

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