Why Do Some Catholics Fight the Good Fighters?
Well it is certain that Holy Mother Church has an epic brawl on her hands. Modernists and faithful Catholics are aggressively fighting for the very future of the Church. Yet as the gloves fly off, a most surreal scene is unfolding: traditional Catholics are battling one another in these blessed fisticuffs. That is, many are deliberately squaring off against their own teammates.
It is perplexing, and cause for great shame. Of particular concern is the rancor, often seen in the comment sections of Catholic blogs, directed towards the few remaining leaders in the Church who bravely resist the Pope Francis revolution. These prelates are not perfect, and for some that is cause enough to expend valuable energy in condemning diminutive weaknesses in their leadership. They are, quite simply, not the quintessential ecclesiastic.
These Churchmen are not alone in their inability to display ceaseless perfection. The Catholic Church’s history is actually replete with such unworthy shepherds. I can only imagine the animosity past leaders might endure if they were alive in our modern internet paradise.
In reality, the holy cleric who is faultless simply does not exist. Yet our current good shepherds are still treated woefully, not only by progressives but also some traditional Catholics. The words of St. Theresa of Avila, once boldly directed to God, apply well here: “If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder why you have so few of them!”