Monday, July 4, 2011

For all those who love to slam bishops, and think it is perfectly acceptable to Disobey their bishops

I give you this:

DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH


LUMEN GENTIUM



SOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BY HOLINESS

POPE PAUL VI ON NOVEMBER 21, 1964

From Chapter 3, Section 20

Bishops, therefore, with their helpers, the priests and deacons, have taken up the service of the community, (11*) presiding in place of God over the flock,(12*) whose shepherds they are, as teachers for doctrine, priests for sacred worship, and ministers for governing.(13*) And just as the office granted individually to Peter, the first among the apostles, is permanent and is to be transmitted to his successors, so also the apostles' office of nurturing the Church is permanent, and is to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops. (14*) Therefore, the Sacred Council teaches that bishops by divine institution have succeeded to the place of the apostles, (15*) as shepherds of the Church, and he who hears them, hears Christ, and he who rejects them, rejects Christ and Him who sent Christ.(149)(16*)

Further, I would like to remind us all that on more than one occasion and visitation, Our Beloved Lady has repeated the call to obey the Bishops. Even when she instructed the visionaries of Fatime, to tell the Bishop to do this, that, or the other thing, and the Bishop would demand from the visionaries a sign, our Lady would grant the sign. If she would condescend to accomodate the Bishops, where do we get off demanding that we do not need to oby them.

If you believe that your bishop is in the wrong, do NOT attack him, or your National Council of Bishops, but rather, obey them, and accept their decisions, and at the same time, pray charitably for them.

They are after all, successors to the Apostles, placed in authority over us by the will of God.  If the Bishops and priests are weak, could it be, might it be that maybe just maybe it is because we have stopped praying for them.  Stop criticizing the Bishops and start praying for them instead.  We'll get a lot further, a lot faster.  But when we pray, we must remember that God always answers our prayers, sometimes the answer is NO

3 comments:

ignorant redneck said...

Ummm Puff, you are my sister in Christ, but I can't help but notice that it was bishops who voted to schism and form the anglican Church. I calso can't help but notice it was bishops who schismed to for the Church of Sweden. It was the archbisho of milwaukee who spent around 1/2 million to shut his catamite up. Bishops must be obeyed--when they are in accordancwe with the sensus fides, and canon law--but not when they are in violation of the faith, heresy, schism, or corrupt.

There's a lot of that going around.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Yes, and when Rome decreed they were schismatic Loyal catholics no longer had to obey them.

In short, Canon Law says obey your bishops until Rome says he isn't your true bishop, any more.

Hey, I'm just repeating Canon Law here.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Now this Bishop, is clearly not to be obeyed because Rome says so.

http://saltandlighttv.org/blog/general/leshan-bishop-vatican-statement

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20

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