How much confusion and error does God allow to be inflicted on people who deserve what they get?

God Once Permitted Most Bishops to be Arians

“Shielding your conscience on moral or doctrinal or liturgical issues on anyone in the hierarchy right now won’t get you to heaven.  You must study the Bible and the Magisterium to do that.  Christ said 2000 years ago towards those blue-collar folks who would hang their hat on the Jewish hierarchy, For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.—Mt 5:20.  A few hundred years later, most Arians were bishops and most Catholics trusted them.  Maybe they said things like “These are protected offices so God couldn’t let 99% of all bishops be wrong.”

“Oh yes, He could, especially if His greatest punishment upon Catholics is to let them have their own way.”

Much more recently, a great saint warned:

If you see a bad priest at the head of a parish, you should be afflicted and fear that perhaps our sins deserved such a horrible chastisement, for Sacred Scripture teaches us that the greatest and most terrible scourge that God sends to a people is to give it bad priests.  Until the wrath of the Lord reaches its apex, He permits that nations arm themselves one against the other; that the fields become sterile; that hunger, desolation and death exert their dominion over the earth.

However, when His just indignation reaches its climax, He sends the last and most atrocious of His punishments by allowing unfaithful ministers, stained priests, scandalous shepherds to appear among men. Then it happens that the abominations of the people are the cause of the bad priests, and the bad priests are the greatest punishment with which God chastises the people.— St. Anthony Maria Claret

8 thoughts on “How much confusion and error does God allow to be inflicted on people who deserve what they get?”

  1. Either God has blessed me to discern the truth or most people are deceived because they want to be. Truth is sometimes harsh and traumatic and to prevent their worldview from falling apart people convince themselves that lies are the truth.
    Even now there are people taking a fifth shot because the first four didn’t work, but rather than accept that a Satanic cult runs most nations, including their own–rather than seeing the obvious lies and corruption, they dismiss it a s a wild conspiracy theory. Meanwhile people at the WEF are telling the plebs to eat bugs, microchip their children, and censor the internet–all in public view!

  2. I also have thought about how God allowed most of the Christian world to go Arian. And then He allowed much of Europe to fall to the protestant heresies. The sins of the nations are SO huge now! Yes, desolation, starvation, control are speeding towards us. The power hungry global depopulation people have seen that the stupid population can be controlled, they will take poison injections over and over and wear useless masks and barricade themselves in their homes. They will allow stolen elections to stand. They just want to cling to their sins and force them on little children and all the while the blood of the murdered unborn cries out to heaven for vengeance.

  3. So much confusion. Bottom line for me since we know the gates of hell will not prevail….find out who is teaching the truth (via Bible and {pre-VII} Magisterium) and valid Sacraments. And if I cannot be a Saint before death, beg for the perseverance and grace of a martyrs death.

  4. I learned Faith in the 50s. We good Catholic kids trusted all priests and bishops. We trusted police and doctors. What the folks of my blue collar town could have done to deserve the train load of pervs who passed through later in the Church IDK. Greed and contraception come to mind. Sports worship. It was a bitter revelation in the Attorney General’s report. Which came first, bad shepherds or sheep? Plus Xii said bad priests. Still making me teary writing this.

    1. Fill in the blanks: what percentage of “Catholics” identify with the moral positions of Biden and Pelosi? Contraception? Abortion? Sodomy? And the Cult of Man was already in full ascendance in the 50s. In the 20s, even.

  5. Having observed the last two years, most people do not want to know the truth or even think much about what is true and what is not. Most people are trying to carry on lives as pre-Covid, only it’s not working so well. There is so much dysfunction in every direction, people just going off the rails or barely hanging on to sanity. The powers that be are peppering us with one problem after another, overwhelm the system, their goal.
    Life is exhausting for pretty much everybody. We need God and more God. The best thing to do is stay faithful but spread the faith and invite others to the TLM. People need hope.

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