Beloved, last week, I sent out an email featuring Karl Keating’s interview on LifeSiteNews titled, Catholic Answers founder: ‘Clarity’ is antidote to ‘most controversial papacy in memory’. For those who may have missed it, you can read it here.
One of the questions asked of Karl by LifeSiteNews in that interview was: “What thoughts do you have on the current stage of the sexual abuse crisis as it affects Pope Francis in the wake of the release of Archbishop Viganò’s testimony?”
Karl’s response contained these words: “Each week brings unhappy news — but, unexpectedly, consolation too. I recently posted at Facebook a meme that consisted of just these few words: “Oddly, a sense of peace, like a patient realizing a cure will come, though delayed.”
One dear friend picked up on Karl’s line and sent this back to us:
From the article:
“Oddly, a sense of peace, like a patient realizing a cure will come, though delayed”
Indeed, beloved, He makes all things new — especially when all hope seems lost.
By now you may have read the further testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in the face of the Holy Father’s silence.
Archbishop Vigano has taken his motto from the words of the Apostle Paul who wrote to Timothy, his son in the faith:
For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, and therefore I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. (2 Timothy 1:11-12)
Take courage, beloved. Our Lord is not asleep in the Barque. One does not have to be a prophet to know that things will become much worse before Our Lord is done purifying His Church and the glorious Triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart is upon us. I, for one, am grateful to be alive “for such a time as this.” We have what the whole world and every soul in it needs: the truth and Him who is the Truth.
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.
“For yet a little while,
and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry;
but my righteous one shall live by faith,
and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls. (Hebrews 10:35-39)
The Lord bless you and keep you in His peace,
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.