Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Random Freakiness

Is it bad that the allegations in this story seem LESS unlikely to me now that I know that the Church allowed a congregation founded by a pederast to flourish for years and that JP2 declared that the pederast was "An Efficacious Guide to Youth?"

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.....

4 comments:

gto said...

Deirdre,

The link you provided indicates his sources are visionaries and exorcees. Old-fashion witnesses is what caught up with the founderer of the Legion.

For a little perspective on Fr. Amorth's latest addition to his 50,000 club check out Akin and AmPap's Dad

Deirdre Mundy said...

gto-- Thanks for the perspective. :) I feel better about the article now....

(Btw-- is it just me, or does the Spanish priest pictured look like a casting director's ideal for 'Spanish Inquisitor?")

Logician said...

The problem I have -- and why I keep my head down these days when it comes to these things -- is that I don't know where to begin to find out who/what is a credible source or is accurate, aside from already knowing the truth, which would negate need to find it out. In science you tend to look for a few things: independent review of the claimed study/experiment, reproduceability -- in other words, that it's not just this scientist's finding but can be shown as a rule to be this way. On a religious matter that we can easily be mislead within, and with the Church preferring not to declare more on the particular matter than she has to, it's awful hard to begin to know whether, say, Fr. Amorth is raving or just sloppy. I'd really like to get together with Papa Ben and just ask him about everything I can think of concerning ambiguity in these matters and then have him make it official teaching if it isn't already, but we all know the chances of that happening.

skeptic6717 said...

Logician,
First order of business is to go before the Blessed Sacrament and beg for wisdom. Ask Our Lord to reveal the truth of these matters to you. Once you get the goods on one issue, you'll learn how to read the signs on others.

For me, Father Amorth is a supporter of Medjugorje and that's all I need to know. Medjugorje is the issue that brought me to my knees about six or seven years ago to beg for guidance and understanding. From that point on I began stumbling upon one link after another and learned what the Church teaches about apparitions and such and how Medjugorje just doesn't make the grade.

With that, I have to take what Father Amorth says with a grain of salt. (more like a whole tubful)Whether or not what he says is true, we should be praying and fasting for our Holy Father, cardinals, bishops, priests, and religious every day. Our Lord is the one who will sort this out and deal with the evil one in due time.