Catholics are confronted daily with many Church leaders offering a reinterpretation of the facts of the Faith, denying the words of Jesus Himself and the clear, unchanged teaching of the Faith as it has been handed down from Him and the Apostles for 2000 years. This distortion preys on the ignorance of most Catholics who have been deprived of the exposition of the Faith by their bishops, priests and most of the mainstream Catholic publications, and who have also made little effort of their own to learn the Faith or read at least the Gospels. They have lost the understanding that the Faith is essential to their lives, being deluded into believing that no matter what they do, their salvation is assured, or reflecting their belief that the Faith is nothing more than mythology, that their existence will be annihilated when they die, and thus, the Faith is nothing more than cultural celebrations of Christmas, Easter and maybe still baptisms and weddings. The hierarchy also exhibits this disbelief on a grand scale, conveying the warped sense of the Gospels being no more than “nice” stories teaching ethics and manners by a wimpy, effeminate Jesus of their own making. How these ordained ministers can be so warped is really confounding, and how they retain their positions is even more so.
Today we hear and read of prelates that teach that adulterers can be adulterers with no fear of losing their salvation, that marriages somehow are sacramental unions but really aren’t, and that these adulterers can approach the Most Blessed Sacrament and receive our Lord without fear, in good conscience, and that this will assist them in their lives, without any ill effect. The same is said about those who live as if married but are not, who are in truth committing regularly fornication. This is the “reality” and so the Church must now allow for this “reality” to be now blessed, approved, affirmed, and condoned as a good, instead of the grave sins they are. It is truly baffling how these situations are nothing new, have been problems for many people in past ages, and how, up until the enlightened modernist age, they were called to change their situations, repent, and receive absolution before they could come back to full communion, but today that is too difficult, too much to demand, to “mean” for the Church to continue to insist needs to be done. It is even more baffling how the Church could blatantly ignore what Jesus says on the matter, in effect calling him a liar at best, and denying that He is God at worst. Are the Gospels the Word of God or not? According to these prelates, they are not, and they defy these words from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 19:
 And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?  Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said:  For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.
 Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.  They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?  He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.  And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.
Jesus says the same thing earlier in that Gospel, in chapter 5:
 And it hath been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce. But I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting for the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.
They also ignore Who the Eucharist is and how we should be prepared to receive the Eucharist. He explains the necessity in the Gospel of John, chapter 6:
 I am the living bread which came down from heaven.  If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.  The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
Saint Paul in his letter to the Corinthians admonishes that to receive the Eucharist we must be aware of what we are doing and must be properly disposed, and explained how not doing so will lead to serious problems:
 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread.  And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.  In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.
 For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come.  Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.  But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.  Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep.
What are we to conclude about these prelates? They speak of mercy but lead people into the destruction of their souls. They speak of allowing these people in mortal to sin to be allowed to partake of the Eucharist in mercy, and cause them to eat and drink judgment upon themselves, weakening them, making them more ill, and leading them to the loss of their salvation. These prelates care nothing either for their own scandal and the gravity of their own situation, and their own responsibility in these sins. Even more though is the effect this so-called mercy has on us all, being one body, as Saint Paul explains later in that letter:
 For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.  For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.  For the body also is not one member, but many.  If the foot should say, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
 And if the ear should say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  If the whole body were the eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?  But now God hath set the members every one of them in the body as it hath pleased him.  And if they all were one member, where would be the body?  But now there are many members indeed, yet one body.
 And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you.  Yea, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are more necessary.  And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, have more abundant comeliness.  But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour,  That there might be no schism in the body; but the members might be mutually careful one for another.
By their “merciful” dispensation, if it could actually be so, they not only inflict a grave harm on these people they seek to “help” but they also thereby inflict it on everyone in the Church, who are all harmed by this. But, they would have these facts of Faith denied, obscured, distorted and ignored, revealing not that they are merciful at all, but deliberate sadists or unwitting dupes of the devil if they have any belief, or apostate wolves in the sheepfold if they do not.
Ultimately, no manner of sophistry from these men can change the clear words of Jesus or of Saint Paul. Moreover, no Catholic can allow this to go unchallenged or to become a “pastoral” practice belying in deed what is prohibited by word and fact, and permitting the ill effects of this evil program to all who make up the members of the Body of Christ.
Raymond Cardinal Burke was interviewed by French television recently about this. He understands the gravity of what is being “debated” and “proposed” by these deviants in the hierarchy and among the religious and laity who support this. He is not alone and is a representative of the Truth and how we must all be. Asked what he would do if Pope Francis were to permit these practices, he answered that he would have no choice but to resist.
Cardinal Burke: I cannot accept that Communion can be given to a person in an irregular union because it is adultery. On the question of people of the same sex, this has nothing to do with marriage. This is an affliction suffered by some people whereby they are attracted against nature sexually to people of the same sex.
Question: If perchance the pope will persist in this direction, what will you do?
Cardinal Burke: I shall resist, I can do nothing else. There is no doubt that it is a difficult time; this is clear, this is clear.
Cardinal Burke: Yes.
Cardinal Burke: Yes.
Question: In your opinion, can we say today that the Catholic Church as an institution is threatened?
Cardinal Burke: The Lord has assured us, as He has assured St. Peter in the Gospel, that the powers of evil will not prevail, “non praevalebunt” as we say in Latin, that the forces of evil will not have victory over the Church.
That the powers of evil will not prevail is a promise that we know has been kept over the centuries despite the repeated attempts to destroy the Church from within and without. Yet, we cannot leave it for others to fight. The wounds will be inflicted on all of us. We have to respond to those who claim the teachings of the Lord and the Church are too hard with the old and true statement that we are not meant to change the Faith, but the Faith is meant to change us.
We too have no choice but to resist.
Rorate Caeli has published the full interview and the video of the Cardinal Burke interview here.