We Desperately Need “Post-Conversion” Peter & Paul Prelates Today! – Roman Catholic Man

Why did Jesus choose Peter & Paul to “ignite” the first Church? Because He knew they’d be TOTALLY ALL IN!! Why? Because the “Power of Gratitude” can move mountains! Prior to their conversion … Peter had “distanced himself” from Jesus at the most critical time. The elitist bully/influencers of Jesus’ time were willing to go to any length to eradicate this Christian uprising. Peter chose to remain silent and removed from this movement. Who knows? Maybe Peter was taking the long view, and felt this was not a hill to die on (I rolled my eyes as I wrote that last sentence). Paul was, literally, killing Christians. Paul was totally aligned with the elitist bully/influencers of his time. Paul relished his membership in the “upper crust” of his day, and was willing to do their bidding to “kill off” this movement that threatened their agenda of the elitist bully/influencers of his time What is this like? My thoughts go to the prelates of our time (Far too many, but not all). There are the “Pre-Conversion Peter Prelates” of our time who “play the game” of “distancing” themselves from any Catholics (I’m thinking of the persecuted priests here, especially) who “actually” live and teach the challenging “pure form” of our Catholic faith. Instead, the “Pre-Conversion Peter Prelates” (along with most of Catholic media) align themselves with the non-threatening, ambiguous and watered down Catholicism that remains silent on any “hot-button issues” that might threaten or enrage the elitist bully/influencers of our time. These “Pre-Conversion Peter Prelates” see “clear” teaching of our faith as divisive. Why? Because the elitist bully/influencers of our time will complain and even use violence against those who threaten their agenda, while those true to the faith will rarely, if ever use such measures. So, to “keep the peace,” the elitist bully/influencers of our time are the first to be appeased and accommodated by the “Pre-Conversion Peter Prelates.” Then there are the “Pre-Conversion Paul Prelates” of our time who will actually “kill off” any Catholic (especially priests) who angers the elitist bully/influencers of our time. Of course, we are not talking about a “physical death” but, rather, a death to a person’s reputation, ministry, and/or ability to speak openly any longer. This is the 13th rule of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” This is what is referred to today as the “cancel culture.” Just as it was in Paul’s time, this “killing off” of “clear and present danger teachers” (danger to the elitist bully/influencers of our time) sends a powerful message (chilling effect) to anyone else who may “dare” to speak openly about what the Catholic Church “actually” teaches. Remain silent and/or ambiguous, or we are coming after you! A recent example is the way the USCCB just caved on one of the most important issues of our time: Communion for those in mortal sin, and how high-profile politicians are “normalizing” this abomination unto the Lord in our Church. One can only imagine the depth of Peter & Paul’s shame, once they “awakened” to just how dastardly were their deeds. This goes to my original line above that stated, “The ‘Power of Gratitude’ can move mountains!” Throughout my 33 years of priesthood, I never cease to be amazed by the uncommon and incredibly powerful ZEAL of those who, NOW, live their lives as a “forgiven sinner.” Through my experience, and even looking at the lives of the saints, it is clear that some of the greatest saints were/are, at one time, some of the greatest sinners. Their immense gratitude for having been forgiven fuels a mighty Holy Spirit fire that never ceases to blaze! THIS is why Jesus chose Peter & Paul. Jesus knew, after Peter directly denied Him and Paul was killing His followers, their gratitude, once forgiven, would ignite into the most enormous “contagious” Holy Spirit fire in all of salvation history. Jesus needed a fire THAT BIG to enable that fire to spread across the planet. Wouldn’t it be AMAZING if we witnessed the same transformation of the far too many “Pre-Conversion Peter & Paul Prelates” of our time?! Instead of shaming, blaming, silencing and punishing people and priests who speak openly and clearly about what the Church teaches, they would be TOTALLY ALL IN – with the JOY & THANKSGIVING of having been forgiven – in bringing the truths of our faith to ignite a fire in the Church and in the world! Please offer a Hail Mary for this intention. Thank you!

We Desperately Need “Post-Conversion” Peter & Paul Prelates Today! – Roman Catholic Man

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