It only took only a few hours after my last post for the NCW propaganda machine to go into high gear and declare me a heretic. Perhaps Diana saw a chance to vindicate herself against a JW contributor for once, and lo and behold! here's that little treasure wanting to sit at the adult table and give evidence to that. In its way, it's cute, like how a child plays teacher with her stuffed animals and yells why don't you ever listen to me?!. But since she’s not playing school and believes herself to be competent authority, then I’m afraid it’s a bit more serious than child’s play when souls are at stake.
After a few posts, I've talked about or implied NCW heresy, bad catechesis, illicit liturgy, soul-crushing spiritual formation and direction, and greed. Of all these things, Diana and the mouth breathers on her blog are upset by the suggestion of JungleWatch Nation and the defense of our experience here. No retort for anything else. Really? You want to hitch your wagon to this horse? Ok have it your way.
Apparently, she took exception to the notion that the Israelite nation was born out of the Exodus event, and she spent a fair amount of time contradicting my assertions with her own ideas (or Kiko's or Pius's, I don't know which) on Judaism, sacramental theology, and how the Blessed Mother detracts from Jesus. The whole thing ended with a charming little bit about how I'm in heresy and a false prophet, which is just precious since she began her post by correctly pointing out that division is from the Devil, and God prefers reconciliation. It's all one giant flaming bag of NCW catechesis sitting at my front door.
Let's be clear: She's come looking for the fight and gives her evidence for why I am an enemy of Christ (for so all heretics are). Once she is soundly proved wrong, then that conversation is over, she's proved a liar or frighteningly stupid (or both), and that's that. Afterward, she can go back to insulting deacons aware of their canonical rights and writing about the glories and holiness of bishops who have priests deported. Meanwhile, we here at JW will go back to the quiet work of helping undo the damage of the spiritual battery NCW inflicts on everyone around it.
Now normally I wouldn't care. But for NCW, precision of thought equals false intellectualism and ego; confidence in the Truth equals pride. That doesn't leave much room to talk out the differences. Wouldn't you agree, Archbishop?
They are like bullies on the playground: they throw rocks because they know no other way. If you make them stop, you're persecuting them. If you let them continue, then they do it more, and against others. And so we put our theological foot down and get to business.
- If you'd like, skip past her post and read the conclusion, but my defense is in my comments to her post.
- I don't like excessive quoting from the Catechism, so any citation are listed as CCC #.
- Below, her text is in black, her quoting me is in blue, and my comments are in red. I have put Brackets are placed to make clear when she accuses.
- Have fun, and pray for this poor woman. Her mind has been so darkened that I'm thinking she really believes this. And that's more tragic than anything else, for reasons that we'll see at the end
- Finally, here’s CCC 1363 to put it all in perspective: “In the sense of Sacred Scripture the memorial is not merely the recollection of past events but the proclamation of the mighty works wrought by God for men. In the liturgical celebration of these events, they become in a certain way present and real. This is how Israel understands its liberation from Egypt: every time Passover is celebrated, the Exodus events are made present to the memory of believers so that they may conform their lives to them.”
Archbishop Hon and all friends in Christ, Diana makes our case for us again and again. Everything that comes out of her mouth is--to borrow from the Lord when discussing the Pharisees--"white and pure on the outside, but inside full of corruption and dead men's bones."
PS. Let us each do something today in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the blasphemies uttered against her and the conversion of those who utter them, wherever they are.