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Paul Road to Damascus

Just finished reading an excellent post by Alessandro Gnocchi over at the Rorate Caeli blog (see here). For those who haven’t read it yet, I strongly suggest you go to the Rorate Caeli blog and have a read. The key quote is the following:

This is what has made the Synod on the Family recently concluded so dramatic an event and will make the next one even more so. What happened and will happen, will be not only a face-off between two different schools of thought, but the face-off between those who intend to preserve the Catholic faith as a whole and those who want to change it. In a few words, even if we are talking about bishops, cardinals and the Pope and therefore my words may appear to you to be harsh, even there we are dealing with the battle between Christ and the Antichrist. It remains only for us to choose which side to stand on.

Confirmation as to the poignancy of the above comes from the strangest of places. In the Jesuit magazine America, there appears an interview with a prominent feminist and public sinner (I am saying this for her own good) Camille Paglia. (see here) I will not go into details of who Miss Paglia is, but suffice it to say that one thing that she says in the interview is most striking. Here is the key quote:

What is your impression of Pope Francis so far?

Francis seems like an affable gust of fresh energy after the near-sepulchral persona of the prior pope, who seemed strangely stiff and reserved for a Bavarian. So that’s a big positive, in terms of captivating young people around the world and inspiring them toward charitable social action. However, I am somewhat baffled by the cat-and-mouse game that Francis seems to be playing with the media. Is he or is he not signaling his support of revolutionary reforms in Catholic doctrine?—particularly as it applies to sexuality. As a veteran of the 1960s, I of course strongly support the sexual revolution. But as a student of comparative religion, I have to say that when the Catholic Church trims its doctrine for politically correct convenience, it will no longer be Catholic.

Yes sports fans, “when the Catholic Church trims its doctrine for politically correct convenience, it will no longer be Catholic.

Now what part of that last quote do our Modernists not understand?

On an aside, please pray that Miss Paglia returns back to the path of salvation. Sounds like she is “looking to move” in that direction.