Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cardinal Dolan and His St. Patrick Day Parade Abomination

St. Patrick, Pray for Us…

Each year New York City has a parade to celebrate the life of the 5th-century Catholic missionary and saint, Patrick of Ireland. St. Patrick was a courageous, dedicated man of God who despite great sacrifice and persecution converted thousands.

Through the years, the St. Patrick Day Parade in New York has lost its purpose. Monsignor Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington recently wrote that today's St. Patrick Day Parade should be cancelled for it has become an excuse for drunkenness and debauchery. The latest step down towards hell has been the parade commissioners' decision to allow a gay pride group called "Out@NBCUniversal" to march. 

"A gay group of employees from NBC will march in next year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade behind their own banner…"

But what is even more abominable is that Cardinal Bishop Dolan is going to march as Grand Marshall in the parade and has publicly stated that he supports the commission's decision to allow the gay group to participate. And have you heard one squeak from the USCCB or any bishop about this? No. Their silence is solidarity whether they want to believe it or not. 

United States Catholics need to wake up and realize that our bishops have had a catastrophic collapse of courage. Most bishops are verging, or so it seems, on abandoning God by their complicity with sin or their silence in confronting it. 

God had some fearful admonishments for His unfaithful leaders in the Old Testament. St. Paul warned the church at Corinth that
these stories are to be "as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come." (I Cor. 10:11)

Let us take a look at what God had to say about His appointed shepherds who were not devoted to their covenants:
His watchmen are blind. All of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber; And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one. "Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so." Isaiah 57: 10-12

For the shepherds have become stupid And have not sought the Lord; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flock is scattered. Jer. 10: 21
Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness. Jer. 12:10

The wind will sweep away all your shepherds, And your lovers will go into captivity; Then you will surely be ashamed and humiliated Because of all your wickedness. Jer. 22: 22

Our Shepherds will be punished for
allowing wolves 
in to destroy the sheep. 

Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture! declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds," declares the Lord. Jer. 23: 1, 2

Those slain by the Lord on that day will be from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be lamented, gathered or buried; they will be like dung on the face of the ground. Wail, you shepherds, and cry; And wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock; For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions have come, And you will fall like a choice vessel. Flight will perish from the shepherds, And escape from the masters of the flock. Hear the sound of the cry of the shepherds, And the wailing of the masters of the flock! For the Lord is destroying their pasture, And the peaceful folds are made silent Because of the fierce anger of the Lord. Jeremiah 25: 33-37

[The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel commanding him to prophesy against the shepherds of Israel.] "Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flock? You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock. Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them. They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered. My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them. Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: "As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock; therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them cease from feeding sheep. So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them. " Ezekiel 34:1-10

There is a sound of the shepherds' wail, For their glory is ruined ….Pasture the flock doomed to slaughter. Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, 'Blessed be the Lord, for I have become rich!' And their own shepherds have no pity on them.
Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm and on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered and his right eye will be blind." Zech. 11: 3-5, 17

Please pray and weep for the bishops of the United States. The above words were written as a warning to them. 

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