Anxious? Confused? Here’s the Remedy

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of our Catholic cult, code, creed and identity.

Yes, I think that there should be a “resistance”, though not every one can “resist” in the same way.

The first step is, of course, to examine your conscience and GO TO CONFESSION.  Only after that can you determine your best course of action.

Some of you must be engaged in this struggle, either because of your ecclesiastical office or because you have the spirit and the firepower upstairs to engage effectively.  Some of you might engage on a wider scale, though your immediate concern is for your family and close circle.  Some of you must not engage actively because these debates and current news upsets you spiritually and brings only confusion fear and anger to your lives.

You have to figure out on your own who you are, though I’ll remind priests out there that their souls are on the line if they either go the way of undermining cult, code and creed or, tepid, shrink from the line of fire and cower in a hole.

That said, there is one thing that everyone can and should do.

Read, review, study the Catechism of the Catholic Church.