CLINGING TO THE ROCK
The devil never ceases in his mission to destroy the faith of the children of the God and steal them away from the Bride of Christ.
While on vacation my family attended mass at a "Catholic Church" where the priest had sadly lost his faith. He spoke of the many ways one can reach god --through Buddha, Hinduism etc., all the while lamenting the inability of the modern church to retain youth. As my husband stated he looked and spoke more like a wizard than a Catholic priest. I am convinced that this priest would rather see the Church go down in flames than acknowledge that the solution lies in a return to tradition, reverence and the latin mass.
Upon returning home we had some neighbors over who are deep into the SSPX. They asked us why we do not attend their church and instead attend the FSSP masses under the pope. No answer sufficed--they pointed out that the FSSP was forced to keep silent about the condition of the Church while the SSPX was free to criticize the Church. I asked them over and over, practically speaking, what would facilitate a return to the church? After much talk about the horrific condition of the church, and numerous quotations from apparitions and saints --they stated that it would take an eradication of modernism in the Church and a condemnation of Vatican II to return.
Despite these confusing times, I am so grateful to the Lord for His most comforting words that the gates of hell would not prevail against his Church. I will rest on the words of my Savior and cling to the rock which is the modern day ark.