(LifeSiteNews) — Dear friends in Christ, I’m John-Henry Westen, the co-founder of LifeSiteNews. And I’m no theologian, but I am a reporter who’s covered the Church in America, the Vatican, and around the world for more than 25 years. I’m also the father of eight children, and the corruption in the Church has harmed my own family and all of our families. So it’s time for us to stand up for our children.
I’m going to give you a rundown of some of the most concerning cardinals and bishops in the United States, and also in the Vatican. As the Church goes, so goes the world. God tells us in the scriptures over and over that it is us, it is His own people, who garner the blessings for their nations, and hence the curses as well.
If you read from 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
If you read, again, from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, he’s the one who said it’s we the faithful, not the bishops, who will be called to save the Church:
Liberal bishops around the world continue promoting heterodox views on homosexuality, female priests, divorce, contraception, and more — advancing anti-Catholic positions that jeopardize the salvation of souls.
Such bishops often sideline, ignore and even persecute traditional Catholics who simply ask that the Faith be preserved and passed on to their children.
But traditional Catholics cannot be silenced any longer, which is why we are uniting in this international boycott of modernist bishops and dioceses until the deposit of Faith is upheld by the hierarchy again.
SIGN: We will not fund modernist bishops or priests who undermine the Catholic Faith, but rather direct our contributions towards faithful clergy and orders that work for the salvation of souls.
There are countless examples of bishops working against Christ’s Church in calling for divine law to be ignored in favor of sexual, doctrinal and liturgical deviancy, even trying to clamp down on Catholics who practise the Faith.
Just last year, Cardinal Cupich banned traditional prayers after Mass, and more recently has curtailed the Traditional Latin Mass in his diocese.
Cardinal Cupich has banned the Hail Mary and St Michael Prayer after Mass
Who but a devil would ban these prayers after Mass
— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) August 27, 2021
The attack on the Faith is out in the open, with modernist bishops causing scandal in countless ways:
We have seen enough. Now is the time to show true Catholic unity against those who undermine the Faith – do not be bullied into submission by these men who would disfigure Christ’s Church.
JOIN THE BOYCOTT & SHARE! Tell everyone you know to STOP giving money to bishops who attack the Catholic Faith.
“We therefore commit to a financial boycott of modernist bishops until the hierarchy resolves to uphold the entire deposit of Faith.”
If the bishops refuse to uphold and protect the teaching of Christ’s Bride, the Catholic Church, then we must refuse to support them until they repent.
P.S. — Demanding that liberal bishops be held to account through financial boycott will help save the Church from doctrinal and pastoral ruin. This is the first step in restoring the Faith for future generations. Our time is now, so please join us by signing today!
Photos: Pope Francis. Flickr. Long Thiên; Cardinal Cupich. Flickr. Goat_Girl; Collection Plate: Lisa F. Young/Shutterstock
Who’s going to save our Church? It’s not our bishops, it’s not our priests, and it’s not the religious. It’s up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and the religious act like religious.
And we have to do that, not with hatred for these consecrated men who are sometimes doing evil things and leading our children astray. We must love them nonetheless: love them enough to correct them and call them out for the damage that they are causing the Church, our children, but ultimately themselves. They are inviting hellfire on themselves, and we don’t want that for anyone.
Our Lord’s vengeance against unfaithful shepherds is spelled out graphically in the Scriptures in Matthew 18:6. Jesus says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones to stumble, hose who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung about their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
And here’s the warning to the shepherds of the Church from Ezekiel 33:
So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them a warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked ones, you shall surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their wicked ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
So we must know who these men are, because we need to. We need to know for our own protection, for our children. We must call them out by name. We must pray and actually fast for their conversions.
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