Things are not well in the Church , as you may be aware. I assume the worst, as many of us in the pews do also. Now is the time for men to declare where they stand. I stand with Christ and His teaching, and the Magesterium of His Church. The innovations and modifications of the recent past reek of heterodoxy, and this bill will come due.
May Our Lord Bless and guide you in Your office.
Dear Bishop Warfel,
Oh how I wish that I had sent my latest letter to Bp Cupich instead of you! Do you see how one smooth utterance by clueless seemingly powerful man and insulated from the hoi polloi can utterly destroy himself? This ranks with Marie Antoinette’s alleged remark, “let them eat cake”…. except this really happened! Please take care of what and how you say it. There are many people in the world who have cast their respect for the office you hold aside, and are at least as mad as I am. This cannot be smoothed over with measured tones and Oriental court politics and intrigue. A small band of orthodox Latin Rite Normans with an Italian fleet of ships did in six months to Constantinople what it took the Muslims 800 years to do. Search your heart and understand that Our Lord would never stand with those who defend one of the four crimes that “cry out to Heaven”.
I have read the letter you will publish soon regarding the recent church scandal. After careful thought and comprehension of your words, I have this to say. Your words are empty- we have (the faithful) had enough of hollow reassurances, repititious apologies and verbose contrition. The anger in the pews is reaching ever higher, despite the fact that they are emptier; letters such as this do NOT help. Your comment about Archbishop Vigano, with the aside that at least one fact is wrong on his part (my paraphrase of your words) was specifically worded by you to cast a wide net of calumny upon his testimony. What pray tell fact was wrong? There are Cardinals all over the world that say Vigano is telling the truth. There are corroborating witnesses to what he talks about. Even Pope Benedict has come out and said that the crucial event of him censuring McCarrick is true. So perhaps a particular fact you declare is untrue- is it pertinent to whether or not the Archbishop is speaking truth, or is it not? You, with that blithe statement have just promptly thrown out the baby with the bathwater in the hope that those who are not following this catastrophe will be reassured. However there are those of us that perhaps aren’t as uneducated and poorly trained in the art of rhetoric as you assume the bulk of the poor slobs, that take every word of yours as Authoritative. This letter of yours has perhaps unwittingly(but unwittingly or not) placed you firmly in the camp of those who seek the continuance of business as usual per the clergy- a path that leads to perdition.
Yes you are far above me, and all other laity theologically, and the great and terrible office of Majesty which you hold as a successor to the Apostles themselves is a splendor that shines upon you from heaven itself. It is however a Damoclean sword hanging above your head- and I as a faithful Catholic, who follows the teachings of the Church, have just as much moral authority and right to tell you that you are on the wrong side of this Satanic issue. I and many others wish for the sake of your soul and for those souls whom you hold in the palm of your hand, ask that you tread carefully through this minefield, for it cares not who we are that it catches unaware. I pray for you every night.
Respectfully Yours in Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior,
Once again I respectfully ask for a diocesan wide response to the current homosexual scandal in the Catholic Church, I have been in touch with others within the diocese (laity) and while you have responded to queries, it seems the impression they came away with was problematic at best and deeply troubling at worst. MayI suggest that Your Grace gets ahead of this, before it gets out of hand.