Avoiding The Danger of Human Respect by Alan Scott on Grow in Virtue is both relevant and inspiring. The evil of seeking human respect is difficult to overemphasize. “It’s better to walk in the right direction – even alone, than to go with a whole crowd that’s headed in the wrong direction.” This is a sentiment that is tremendously pertinent to all faithful Catholics, particularly given the current state of Holy Mother Church.
October 11th, 2016 was the 54th anniversary of the opening of the “council” of Vatican II, an endeavour marked and motivated in large part by a desire for human respect. To borrow a phrase from former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, all true Catholics would come to know it as “a date which will live in infamy.” In its honour, Rorate Caeli has posted an article entitled Vatican II: An anniversary worth forgetting, but numbers that cannot be forgotten, sharing some statistics that describe the condition of the church of the antipopes since its inception. They contrast starkly with similar statistics, also provided, showing the effect of the reign of Pope Pius XII.
Today, October 13, is the feast of St. Edward the Confessor, King of England. Liturgia Latina offers a post on this well-loved Saint, grandson of St. Edward the Martyr, whose body was incorrupt upon its translation to Westminster Abbey in 1163.