By What Authority (the sad state of Catholic laity)
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This was transcribed from a talk by Fr Wade Menezes, CPM which I saw on
The following statistics were noted by Fr Wade Menezes, CPM, compiled from several sources
"Those who say we should get with the times or get the Pope out of the bedroom... or by what authority the Church proclaims these tenets.... ask them the following..."
"Have such persons compared their own authority against the teaching authority of Church... ask them, "have you witnessed in person the Resurrection? Have you ever been threatened to the point of death for defending your Faith? Have you converted the world? Or witnessed the founding of countless monasteries and convents? Have you consistently upheld a prolife ethic for 20 centuries or have you managed to stay in tact for 2000 years with the same CEO despite the many attempts to kill it? Or converted a king or queen?"
"If not, by what authority do YOU question the teaching of Mother Church?"
"Rome has spoken, the case is closed! " (St Augustine)
Fr Wade Menezes, CPM