Yesterday, following my post advising black folks to take a mental health day and prioritise their joy and sanity, I received this comment
“This has been the only safe traditional catholic space on Facebook. Thank you. “
“You’re the only traditional catholic page I see talking about these topics, thank you ❤ “
That really touched me!
A month ago, I got the message below in my inbox
The police officer below said it best
And in the past week, I saw these two posts in a Catholic group.
Really? Really, though?!!!
And we call ourselves Catholics??!!
What kind of Catholic are you when you lack basic human compassion and empathy?!
And we wonder why there’s an increase in Google searches for “traditional Catholic narcissists” and “catholic hypocrisy”
You know what the Bible says about those who cause the little ones (referring to children, the oppressed, the vulnerable, the downtrodden etc) to stumble…….those that scandalise the faith?
It says it would be better that such a person has a millstone hung around their neck and they are sunk to the bottom of the sea than for them to face God’s judgement.
We live in perilous times. Wolves in Sheep clothing posing as “Catholics” walk among us, and we must be very discerning of the Catholic brands, pages and groups we follow.
At the end of the day, watch to see if these “Catholics” practise what they preach.
Are they bearing fruit? Or do they simply offer lip service?
Do their words match their actions?
If they claim to be pro-life, but are only pro-life until birth and they do not care for said babies when they grow into teenagers or adults, or if they are black, they are not pro-life – THEY ARE HYPOCRITES AND FRAUDS.
Simply put, you cannot be Catholic and devoid of BASIC HUMAN COMPASSION & EMPATHY!
A Catholic who professes the faith, but displays little to no compassion or empathy is not Catholic.
They are a wolf in sheep clothing, a hypocrite and a fraud.
What about those Catholics who are anti-semitic?
“I cannot comprehend some Catholics on this platform who support Nazism.
Actually I know: They hate Jews so much that they’re willing to ignore that the regime was as barbaric against Catholics than it was against Jews. They hate Jews more than they love their fellow Catholics.” – NELL
If you are a Catholic with neo-Nazi fantasies, guess what?
You are not a Catholic – you are a hypocrite and a fraud!
If you harbour any racist leanings WHATSOEVER – you are not Catholic – you are a hypocrite and a fraud.
If you believe that being baptised Catholic years or months ago gives you an automatic pass into Heaven, regardless of your actions or state of grace – boy, are you going to get disappointed!!
And you may think your day of reckoning is far off in the future. That is what you’d like to think.
Because in times like these, between dealing with an unseen and deadly disease and eruptions of societal revolts and uprisings, any of us could be called home by God at any time.
Are you ready for the words
“Depart from Me, I know you not!”?
“But Lord, I veiled, and went to Mass, and sang all the chants and baked bread”
“DEPART FROM ME – I KNOW YOU NOT!”
Not only will you be judged for the sins you commit, but you will receive EXTRA judgement for the souls of the people that you have caused to stumble due to your lack of empathy, charity and compassion.
To whom much is given, much is expected.
You’d better go to Confession ASAP, stay in a state of grace, be charitable and compassionate to your neighbour – YES, even that neighbour who looks different to you or who has a different skin colour to you.
So if you claim to be Catholic, ask yourself if you are a fruit-bearing tree…..or are you are a hypocrite and a fraud, that will be cursed by God.
I am not a convert. I was born into a three-generation Catholic family; my husband, a four-generation catholic family and I do not recognise the so-called Catholics I see today.
Many of the Catholics of today are totally different to the Catholics I remember from my childhood.
The faith, Catholicism and the Church is ageless, so there’s something seriously wrong if your brand of “Catholicism” is different to the faith handed down to us by the Church Fathers.
If you ever in doubt on how to behave or what to do in any given situation, don’t look to me, to any Catholic public figure or even to any of the saints as a guide.
Simply ask yourself: “What would Our Lady do?”
And then act accordingly.
To my dear non-Catholics, hopeful converts and newbie Catholics, please do not be disheartened by the hypocrites and frauds that are within the Catholic community.
People like me who are compassionate and empathetic are not a complete rarity.
Seek us out.
If you find ANY “Catholic” group, page, brand, or even parish that claims to be Catholic and they display any of the despicable behaviours mentioned above, or their fruits do not match their words, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY!
Unfollow their groups or pages; do not attend their parishes.
Do not give them any more of your time, attention, or money.
They are not truly Catholics – THEY ARE HYPOCRITES AND FRAUDS – and they do not speak for or represent the rest of us, the true Body of Christ.
Find the TRUE CATHOLICS – we do exist, trust me.
Remember: by their fruits, ye shall know them!
May the Holy Spirit and Our Lady guide safely to your true Catholic home, whether it is a brand, a community or a parish.
Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!!
ad Jesum per Mariam