Jesus said: "For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.” Luke 9:46-50
There's Catholicism, and then there's catholicism. There's discipleship, and then there's baptized Catholics run amok. There's official Church Teaching, founded upon 2000+ years of Living Tradition, and there's the pompous rhetoric of pseudo-theologians, preaching from their pulpit, earned through 'the cult of personality.' The former are saints, martyrs, and those faithful to the Teaching Magisterium of the Church--honed in the Holiness of the Holy Spirit through adherence to Jesus Christ in His Eucharistic Life. The latter are those who betray the Spirit of Wisdom and humility, and spread their ignorance like the wings of a peacock on steroids.
And here are but a few of those peacocks.
Fox News giant Bill O'Reilly, in his new popular novel 'Killing Jesus,' takes steps no faithful Catholic theologian (actual theologically educated theologian) would take, or has taken in 2000+ years of Catholic Traditional History. Bill O'Reilly places himself in the infamous line of heretics when he states that Jesus couldn't have uttered the words 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,' since Jesus couldn't have physically spoken during the Crucifixion. Other than calling St. John the Evangelist, and the Synoptic authors liars, Bill O'Reilly, through his self-proclaimed Divine calling (the Holy Spirit's call to write this book), has usurped the authority of centuries of Catholic Ecumenical Councils, and Church Doctors, and holy saints, and Papal encyclicals, and faithful theologians, and put himself first in line as the greatest.
And this runs against what Jesus said. But maybe Bill knows better!
Democrat, politician, and pseudo-theologian, Nancy Pelosi declared that abortion clinics are 'holy ground.' The last I heard, the Church was still holding true to the Commandment of the Almighty God that 'though shalt not kill.' Aside from the fact that progressives, and lunatics, hold that 'embryo's' (or whatever they nickname real little human person's as) are not real human beings, anyone with faith and, or, scientific knowledge, knows that abortion kills real, live human persons. But the tragedy is, once again, the false preaching of the prominent American Catholic heretic.
And the sad effect is, besides the continuing killing of innocent babies, the disparaging of the gospel Truth of Jesus, and the mockery it makes of His Bride and Body the Catholic Church.
But why does this happen?
Obviously, we live in a relatively free country; and many brave men and women have heroically spilled their blood so that even heretics and idiots can spread their lies and trash. But America is suffering an emotional and spiritual crisis, as fame and fortune, and shock-jock rhetoric, takes center stage in a nation addicted to 'the cult of personality.' Power seduces minions. And Bill and Nancy are powerful. Fame and fortune do the same. And the chest thumping, proud Catholic American heretic enjoys the day in this perverse generation.
That is, until Jesus comes and seeks for the last among us as saints for His Heavenly rule. Then, where will Bill and Nancy be?