Maintream-Official 'Katoliko' Church to be Overthrown
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Commemorations: St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori - Bp. & Doctor; Pope St. Stephen I - Martyr
Jesus... wept over [His very own city]... For the days shall come upon thee and thy enemies shall... beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee: and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation (from the Holy Gospel, St. Lk. 19.41-47)
Unfortunately, MANY still would rather enchain [a notable coincidence of yesterday's reparative devotion to the Immaculate and the Feast of St. Peter in Chains] themselves with those "personis non gratis" as the Eternal Wisdom points it out time and again in today's Lesson - taking not the tragedy of those who ate and drink of spiritual food of Old for "[their] correction" (I Cor. 10.11): "But WITH MOST OF THEM God was not well pleased: ... overthrown in the desert" (v.5); THEY REFUSE TO GET CONVINCED as with the Jews in today's Gospel glorying in their seeming invincibility - being the official mainstream-Church/'traditionalists' - with their impressively massive institutions but the Lord un-impressed and weeping over their impending destruction: "She [the Catholic Church] will become small and will have to start more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity" (Pope Benedict XVI, "Faith and the Future," Ignatius Press: 2009).