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Friday, June 23, 2017
Date Posted:
7/21/2001

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor


The English Are Fatherless Says Cardinal Cormac


Vatican II may claim that the Roman Catholic Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures but nevertheless it is apparent that she certainly does not live by them.
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley

In the latest edition of ‘The Catholic Times’ (June 17) Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor claims that Britons are ‘fatherless and lost in the world’. Lost and fatherless in the sense no doubt that we need his father - the father of lies - namely, the pope.

In his lecture the Cardinal said,

‘In spite of the massive [great?] achievements of the past century, there are signs that the people have lost the feeling of being ‘at home’ in a world that makes sense’. ‘We live in a world without a father, without no-one [anyone?] to tell us what is right and what is wrong, that we matter, that we are forgiven and cherished, no-one to tell us that we are loved.’

[So what does the Church of Rome get up to?] Also:

‘Unless we treat economic and social matters ethically, with respect for the principles of justices, globalisation, far from uniting the world in a single community, will effect a brutal division between rich and poor.’

He also acclaimed as a sign of hope, society’s renewed [?] interest in spirituality [?].

‘The desire to be in touch with what is true and to live by it in all its consequences, is deeply embedded in the structure of our nature. We cannot live falsely for long; truth has a radiant power that cannot be quenched.’

Vatican II states: ‘In our times, when every day men are being drawn closer together [?] and the ties between various peoples are being multiplied, the Church of Rome is giving deeper study to her relationship with non-Christian religions…in Hinduism men contemplate the divine mystery….Buddhism…acknowledges the radical insufficiency of this shifting world…The Catholic Church rejects nothing which is true and holy in these religions.’

These religions must be demonic because they ultimately deceive and contain not the Truth as God would have it. Why would God bless a false religion? In fact God declares such to be an abomination so they cannot contain goodness or truth for do they not deny Christ?

The mind-set of the Roman Catholic Church is fixed in the worldly ‘here and now’ and in deceitful vagaries about life after death. For example, should one infer from, ‘the people have lost the feeling of being "at home" in a world that makes sense’, that one should feel ‘at home’ here and that sense can be made of the world? Has the world ever made sense to a non-Christian? Rather is it not true of the Christian that as there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes) a believer’s gaze should be fixed above the horizon ‘towards home’? Further is it not also a mark of the Christian that he understands that the world since The Fall, is affected by sin which will only continue its degeneration and denigration of humanity and creation until the Lord’s return.

‘We live in a world without a father, without no-one to tell us what is right and what is wrong, that we matter, that we are forgiven and cherished, no-one to tell us that we are loved.’

Surely is it not the case that the world indeed does have a father, one who constantly has demonstrated these attributes, and it is individuals who do not seek such or admit to needing such let alone wanting the father.

‘The desire to be in touch with what is true and to live by it in all its consequences, is deeply embedded in the structure of our nature. We cannot live falsely for long; truth has a radiant power that cannot be quenched.’

In the world at present there is a growing trend that maintains there is no truth to be found, that there is no right or wrong – no absolutes in Fact; excepting the absolute that there are no absolutes!

One can only smile when members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy says something such as ‘be in touch with what is true and to live by it in all its consequences’ when it is they who, having had the truth, have decided to ignore, distort and manipulate it.

These persons can best be described as professional terminological inexactitude pedlars! And as for such being deeply embedded in the structure of our nature there seems little desire for God’s truth and its consequences. If God is not truth, then just how exactly, can it be known or decided what is true – a majority vote?

We cannot live falsely for long; truth has a radiant power that cannot be quenched.’

Two smiles in one article! ‘We cannot live falsely for long’ – well the Vatican, a whole dynasty of infallible popes, and the Roman Catholic Church seems to have had no difficulty in this regard and still seems to be living happily in its tissues of falsehoods. The Bible informs us that one of the robbers on the cross next to Jesus, died without seeing the truth, though he was only a few feet away from it. The Vatican was unable to recognise truth even when God sent the Reformation. Of course, the Roman Catholic Church would say that Protestants are separated from them, when in actual fact it is simply that, we are separated. So when the Reformation arrived and truth could be seen, the Roman Catholic Church realising they would lose control classed it as rebellion and tortured and murdered the reformers and although they lost the battle, thought it not worthwhile to repent. Yet they had the truth all the time – the Bible. But no, they wanted to keep a hold of their pharisaic power. Further, many an individual must live falsely for their whole life, as broad is the way God tells us – or is there a hint of universalism in their sentence - but of course all can be saved by the Roman Catholic Church, (so they would have you believe).

Vatican II may claim that the Roman Catholic Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures but nevertheless it is apparent that she certainly does not live by them.

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