Thursday, April 21, 2011
A few days ago I provided a brief Robert Sungenis update: The Continuing Saga of Robert Sungenis. Robert's had an interesting theological journey, that's for sure. Raised Roman Catholic, Protestant convert, elder, preacher, adult Sunday school director (in various Protestant churches), worked for Harold Camping's Family Radio, Westminster Seminary graduate. Dr White reviewed Surprised By Truth, the book that documents his journey back to Rome.
As I pointed out a few days ago, Robert says he's no longer a "modern" Roman Catholic apologist. He's now "a prophet of warning." Here are some recent comments from Robert. He's very unhappy about some of the recent popes. In response to John Dejak of The Wanderer, Robert may indeed actually be a prophet to his church, as he's saying things probably no other Roman Catholic apologist would dare utter:
But why attack me? I didn’t invite pagans to pray to their false gods. I condemned it for the last 10 years in numerous articles and lectures. I didn’t shuffle pedophiles and homosexuals from parish to parish. I wrote a plethora of papers against it. I didn’t give them safe haven at the Vatican. I wrote several papers exposing the Vatican sin‐sanctuary. I didn’t exonerate Luther and allow the Luther‐Catholic Joint Declaration, signed by a high‐ranking Cardinal, to explicitly state that “man is justified by faith alone.” I wrote a book against it titled Not By Faith Alone that has a Catholic imprimatur. I didn’t go against the tradition by putting women in leadership positions and dispensing with head coverings. I wrote papers against it and sent them to the Vatican. I didn’t disobey the Fatima request to consecrate Russia. I wrote papers exposing the cowardliness of the last few popes who disobeyed heaven on this point. I didn’t protect Bishop Marcinkus and his entourage of financial hoodlums in the Vatican. I exposed it. I didn’t accept the tenets of evolution. I exposed it for the fraud it is. I didn’t make it appear as if God has given man universal salvation by using ambiguous language in my writings, and I never suggested that hell might not exist. I wrote papers saying that the Catholic Church has one task, which is to preach the Gospel of the Last Four things – the same Gospel our tradition preached. I didn’t kiss the Koran, or suggest that the Jews still have their Old Covenant, or write a catechism that contained theological errors and ambiguities. I didn’t change the canonization laws, or the marriage laws, or the capital punishment laws, or laws about women’s roles, or any law. I wrote papers showing that our tradition and our Scripture were against all of these novelties. I didn’t watch scantily clad women dance while Mass was being said. I didn’t marginalize and ignore the pleas of a bishop who was merely trying to preserve the tradition (Archbishop Levebre) but instead threw Assisi in his face. I didn’t fail to excommunicate heretical bishops and priests who were spouting heresies. I decried their heresies. These and many more aberrations happened by express order of John Paul II, yet Mr. Dejak condemns me for pointing them all out. I guess I must have burst the little bubble he lives in. I marred the fantastic and idolized image he has of the pope. So the only thing Mr. Dejak can do (since in his essay he decided NOT to defend any of the actions of John Paul II), is to attack the messenger. He hopes that if he can generate a low opinion of me to the audience, then the audience will decide not to listen to me.Clever. That’s what I would expect from the hit‐and‐run artist Mr. Dejak appears to be.
The only distinction Mr. Dejak and The Wanderer make is that they categorically decided to leave the pope uninvolved, uninterested and uninformed about what the bishops, that he appointed, decide to do. And if,perchance, the pope were the last man on earth to know of these sexually deviant clerics, even then,he consistently failed to remove them from the Church. The clerics rape our children; ordain faggots to say our Masses; and have a pope who looks the other way, but if we dare protest against him we are subjected to the same droning quotes from Vatican I and Lumen Gentium about “submission” from people like Mr. Dejak. Unfortunately, Mr. Dejak doesn’t understand the two‐way street God created for the Church. The hierarchy does its job, but the parishioners do theirs also. They both keep each other in line, albeit in different ways. A groundswell of protest from the parishioners is the quickest way to get the attention of the hierarchy and remind them of their God‐given responsibilities.