Saturday, June 22, 2013

Why Faithful Catholics MUST Criticize and Expose their Shepherds!

I've been chided on many occasions for "criticizing priests." Usually my personal critic quotes from the Pieta Prayer Book which is filled with errors. But this article illustrates exactly why we MUST speak out against unfaithful shepherds who mislead the flock with their heretical positions. Pray for the wolves in sheep's clothing, but listen to them at your peril. They are helping Satan gobble up souls. You don't want to be one of the lambs at the feast because you won't be AT the table but ON it!

...Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Item, #907, "In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess, [lay people] have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons."443

...Thomas Aquinas says that "the laity sometimes have a duty to correct prelates, even in public, when they commit public scandal."

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