From Father Z’s blog, I thought this post about a demonstration in favor of the LCWR was very insightful. In it 4 demonstrators for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious filmed their encounter with Father Ted Martin. If you are wondering why our Church was so wounded in the 1970’s and 1980’s, it is because of what these women demonstrated their beliefs to be, which were very widespread –
1) Their ideas of Truth are relative. “Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for me. But for a Buddhist, it is something else…” (no real Truth)
2) “The Church should accept that 80% of Catholics use birth control”… first, that number is false. But even if it were true, Archbishop Fulton Sheen stated “Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong.”
3) The main spokesman for the four demonstrators kept referring to the “Spirit of Vatican II”. Father Martin kept quoting the documents of Vatican II. The spokesman didn’t like that.
Etc… It was a perfect demonstration that there are actually two churches.
The Catholic Church is the Church that believes the teachings of the Catholic Faith are guarded by the Holy Ghost, and that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against it.
Then we are this “shadow” church where everyone gets to believe whatever they want, that Truth is decided by majority vote, and that there is no “the Truth”, just “your truth” and “my truth” (I saw this as a sign at the college my wife went to. It is what kids today are being taught). This “shadow” church calls itself Catholic, but it is not.
I am also linking the video (from YouTube) below, but be sure to visit Father Z’s post to read his commentary.
And God bless Father Ted Martin.