The history of the Catholic Church is dominated by the struggle of the Faith against competing faiths. Currently the Church is engaged in a struggle with a relatively new religion that has managed to infect the highest reaches of the Church: Leftism. Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the details:
There is no compromise with the Left
So it should be no surprise that a gay nativity scene is making the rounds at the same time Christmas messages themselves are banned for being offensive. Go ahead all progressive believers, non-conservatives, post-conservatives, non-traditionalists, hipster faithful and all who are trying to find ways to compromises between the Faith and the modern Left. Go ahead and try, and measure how far you have pulled the Left back to the Faith, and how far the Left has pulled you from it.
It’s tempting to think that if you throw a clean washcloth into a mud puddle, the mud puddle will become cleaner. Chances are, however, that the puddle will stay muddy, and your washcloth will become dirty.
Unlike ancient Rome, the Left doesn’t seek to round us up and drag us off to the arena. Nor does it seek to do what previous leftists regimes did in gulags and killing fields. Like trying to corrupt an upstanding citizen, it seeks to destroy all the faith believes, to corrupt its dogmas, erode its foundation. It seeks to encourage believers and their leaders to reject the universe as Christ revealed.
After all, if it can get the Church and its leaders to admit error in such things as human nature, which is visible and able to be seen and studied, where will people find cause to believe the Church where the invisible God is concerned?
The Faith is under an assault unlike anything it has experienced in its multiple centuries of existence. To miss this fact, or to see the progressive developments as just some normal course of action in the evolution of human society, is to make one of the most grievous mistakes in the long history of making mistakes.
Howso’ great their clamour, whatsoe’er their claim,
Suffer not the old King under any name!
Here is naught unproven—here is naught to learn.
It is written what shall fall if the King return.
He shall mark our goings, question whence we came,
Set his guards about us, as in Freedom’s name.
He shall take a tribute, toll of all our ware;
He shall change our gold for arms—arms we may not bear.
He shall break his judges if they cross his word;
He shall rule above the Law calling on the Lord.
He shall peep and mutter; and the night shall bring
Watchers ’neath our window, lest we mock the King—
Hate and all division; hosts of hurrying spies;
Money poured in secret, carrion breeding flies.
Strangers of his counsel, hirelings of his pay,
These shall deal our Justice: sell—deny—delay.
We shall drink dishonour, we shall eat abuse
For the Land we look to—for the Tongue we use.
We shall take our station, dirt beneath his feet,
While his hired captains jeer us in the street.
Cruel in the shadow, crafty in the sun,
Far beyond his borders shall his teachings run.
Sloven, sullen, savage, secret, uncontrolled,
Laying on a new land evil of the old—
Long-forgotten bondage, dwarfing heart and brain—
All our fathers died to loose he shall bind again.
Here is naught at venture, random nor untrue—
Swings the wheel full-circle, brims the cup anew.
Here is naught unproven, here is nothing hid:
Step for step and word for word—so the old Kings did!
Step by step, and word by word: who is ruled may read.
Suffer not the old Kings: for we know the breed—
All the right they promise—all the wrong they bring.
Stewards of the Judgment, suffer not this King!