Cogitatio For The Fourth Week of January:
The million wires, beams, bits and bytes of social media are now our catacombs, where the traditionalists wait and watch, many filled with anxiety. For every step the modernists take toward claiming the church, though, they lose people in the pews, priests in the parishes, faithful who know that what modernity offers is dried and hollow, nothing more than empty politics wrapped in flowery language.
The growing parishes and orders are instead those renewed with tradition, charged with supernatural grace, packed with faithful who reject the modern age as Jesus and the Apostles demanded. They fill their churches as the modernists stand ready to declare their victory in all the empty ones. Ingredient in the modernists’ victory is their defeat. The prize they seek is a church unconnected to the mystical, the supernatural, the eternal. An empty shell. And that is the prize they will get.
The task of the traditionalist is to stand ready, to plan for the day, to be prepared to catch the body of the Church and to breathe tradition back into its lungs. To learn the faith of the ages and to be unafraid. To train and prepare so that the gates of Hell, as promised, do not prevail against the Church founded by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Modernism is not unbeatable. Like the devil itself, it is already beaten, it just does not understand its fate yet.