|Fr. Martin introduced Metallica in 2013|
So, get to the point, you say.
All right, here it is.
First, The James Martin Effect from Crisis Magazine. Martin received an award last October and gave the keynote address at New Ways Ministry's (NWM) awards event. If you're not familiar with New Ways Ministry here's how the author describes them:
a dissident, pro-gay-identity, pro-gay-sex, pro-gay-“marriage” group whose work was long ago condemned by both the Roman Curia and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.That's the short version. There is plenty more that could be written about this evil group that tickles ears instead of leading sinners to conversion as do groups like Courage and En-courage. NWM's head described the "James Martin Effect" which is the big jump in hits their website receives whenever Fr. Gay Cheerleader posts something about them. Yes, the ear-tickler effect pays dividends.
But here is the really bad news. This disgraceful priest has just been named a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat of Communication. Think of that! This very public dissenter from key teachings of the Church on marriage, sexuality, and the family is now an adviser in all these areas: Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Centre as well as the Holy See's website and the pope's Twitter handle, @Pontifex. Isn't that dandy?
The Vatican just handed Fr. Martin a megaphone for his dissenting views.
Well, nothing should shock us any more from this papacy. Pope Francis has surrounded himself with the worst of the worst. He is clearly leading the Church on the "primrose path of dalliance" where mortal sins against chastity are no bar to approaching the altar for Communion, where atheists and pro-abortion scientists overwhelm Vatican dicasteries and conferences, where orthodox young people are described as mentally ill for loving the Latin Mass.... I could go on, but that is discouraging enough.
So where does that leave us? On our knees, of course, begging for mercy and making atonement for evils firmly entrenched in the Church of Christ at the highest levels. We have had evil Church leaders throughout Church history, but I think we are reaching a climax in this 100th anniversary year of Fatima.
Lucia, the seer of Fatima had a vision in the 1940's about the "purification of the world from sin." Will these prophecies come during our time? Pray and be prepared for no one knows the day or time. We can help Mary defeat the dragon by obeying her requests at Fatima. Are you praying the daily rosary? Do it!