Thursday, September 21, 2006

For the Common Good

A horse by committee

One of the greatest ills wrought upon the One True Church during the past 4o years is collegiality defined by the “Spirit” (you know what I mean), and a wholesale rejection of 1965 years of truth. An expectation of modern “reformers” is that all which is done in the Church, from the Vatican to the local parish, be promulgated only after hour upon hour of dialogue. Simply stated, it is liberty, equality and fraternity of the Enlightenment gone wild. Modernism at its worst. The legacy of revolution continues to erupt from the depths of Hades.

The modernist definition/expectation of collegiality erodes authentic authority. “Why was I not asked my opinion?” said in haste and with animus becomes the cry of those who believe they are oppressed or supressed when not asked for input. Consultation and advice may be sought by decision-makers when deemed necessary by same. Those in “authority” are just that—authoritative decision-makers charged with the common good. The Common Good--isn’t that what all reformers and revolutionists desire? Those in authority desire the same. (I speak for myself here.)

We need only look to post-modern society to witness first-hand the erosion of the respect due, (pardon the redundancy) authoritative authority; the lack of respect to civil and ecclesiastical leadership included.

Any why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye?” -- Matthew 7:3 Douay-Rheims Bible

May all things be restored in Christ.


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