August 25, 2019
Dear Bishop Barron,
Let me preface this letter with two points. First and foremost, I am a layman; secondly I do not expect this letter to ever reach you, nor do I expect a reply. I write this letter under inspiration- one can only assume it is an inspiration due to anger; however there is a very slight chance that perhaps it may be the Holy spirit.
I have read your Letter to the Suffering Church ; it was handed out after Mass today. Our Priest, a reverent and saintly man asked us to take one and read it; however when I asked him if he had read it he said he said no. Therefore it must have been a directive from the Diocese. On this I have a few comments. First that you have the courage to address this beyond your own Diocese, which I commend. Second, that our own diocese has NOT had the courage to address this; either publicly through channels or privately through response to letters (14 at least from my own hand).
-Silence-…. Not the silence of humility Our Lord, but the haughty condescending silence one gives an impertinent servant that asks for an explanation of why he is being used so poorly. Nevertheless you have stepped in and done your best, for a shepherd who has other more important things to do than to tend his sick flock. As an aside, perhaps all Spiritual shepherds must be reminded of what all of us real life stockmen learned very quickly when pasturing sheep- the four S’s—Sick Sheep Seldom Survive.
Now on to your letter. Your scriptural and historical allusions were wonderful and timely. Perhaps in a later time they would be considered inspiring and even regarded as prophetic; the one person and quote you did not mention was Athanasius , “the floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of Bishops” ( I like that one). I found your description of He who is Not apt but untimely; after all, Pope Francis’ former boss has just informed us that Lucifer does not truly exist (WHEW!!).
I pity all of the clergy; those who are faithful and orthodox due to the stripes they receive unjustly today and all the rest for ending up as floor tiles in Satan’s new additions to Hell, as he most certainly need to build. Yes, there has always been evil clergy, as Hollywood so likes to remind us- yet the last thing we need is a Bishop to tell us what we all know so well. We live in the world, you do not. We are deemed the fools of a depraved institution who cannot even see that we are guilty as co conspirators after the fact: this is how we are seen and treated in the world. Just try to be a member of the great unwashed, attempting to evangelize, being not just a member of the Church our Lord founded and swore to uphold, but to be told that, “after all Hitler was a Catholic!!”. Try that on for size Bishop.
Souls are being lost Bishop- Souls both Catholic and non Catholic; and this due to the hierarchy of our Churches damnable (and I mean damnable right through to the bone) behavior. For this I pity all clergy- you will all have to answer for the sins of your “brothers” as Eli answered for the sins of his sons. To top it all off, guess who gets to foot the bill for the activities of apostate and heretical “Princes of the Church”- the poor slobs in the pews who are being milked to death like a poor cow being sucked dry 24 hours a day every day. “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken”, the Brits used to say during the Blitz in WW2. Well Bishop, we are weakening: Sick Sheep Seldom Survive.
I read and watch the coverage’s of the USCCB conferences and I see hundreds of Neroes fiddling while Rome burns (we don’t need to go down this rabbit hole boys, let’s talk about carbon emissions!). Well now do we rue the fact that seminaries eliminate strong men early on and promote weak yes men to ordination; yours is an engine of company design and desire: one that has no compression or spark, hence no combustion or power.
I tell people that if they want to know what kind of men were the Apostles to watch the show Deadliest Catch- those are the type of men that Christ chose to convert the world! Twelve hard, demanding tough, stubborn resilient men who built His Church, giving it over to effeminate elitists that are going to lose it all if something does not change. The 2002 Conference despite your spin was a joke, carefully crafted as such, as events bear out. The programs now in place such as “Safe and Secure” in our Diocese are pure CYA garbage that do nothing but make sure that the church is not held financially accountable when these things happen again; and happen they will. The foxes run the hen house most assuredly and even use the “new norms” a tool to persecute and remove those who sound alarms; may I mention Cardinal Pell?
When I took your book, it was with trepidation and doubt; in truth I suspect any cleric who has celebrity status in the world for obvious reasons. Nonetheless with a hope against hope I searched for boldness and courage. It is appreciated that you offer us consolation hand and voice during our Churches trial- yet perhaps one should really try to slay the wolf that is tearing our limbs off, the bar the doors and windows before mopping our brows. It is assumed by some that our Bishops seem so oblivious to what is going on because they are afraid of Schism. Just between you, me and a fence post, it is pretty obvious that very soon there will not be anything left to Schis.
We are under a final (I believe ) Babylonian Captivity: not French Nobles who have kidnapped the Church, but effeminate new age materialists (wait a second… same girl, different dress?) while we all wait for somebody In the Hierarchy to heed the call of Saint Catherine once again, “return to Rome and shepherd your flock before it is too late!!”.
Remember, Sick Sheep Seldom Survive.
Yours with the highest esteem for a successor to the Apostles,
Ryegate Montana 59074
I tried to find an address for Bishop Barron, but one cannot contact him as there is no address either at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles or as Word on Fire ministries. Hence this entry. to my blog.