The Catholic Church has been in a Crisis for some time now. Ever since Vatican II and the new doctrine of “Collegiality” the Church has been split into two factions: Conservative and Progressive. While this dialectical mode of policy making has been common within the world of politics for hundreds of years, it is truly Revolutionary within the Church.
No longer does the practice and teaching of the Church stem from the unchanging and immutable Deposit of Faith. It has been replaced by the Hegelian dialectic of Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis. By the de-throning of Christ the King and the elevating of the “consensus of Bishops” as a teaching authority, the Papacy has effectively lost it’s ability to govern the Church as a sovereign Monarch would govern his nation.
To further the confusion, according to Vatican II, progress comes about through the contemplation of the Faith by believers “who ponder these things in their hearts,” and then demand changes of the pastors and bishops of the Church, effectively inverting the hierarchy of Church governance away from those ministers ordained by God to Teach, Sanctify and Govern.
With this mindset from Vatican II, and the current mindset of the 2018 Synod on the Youth, some have said that this is an opportunity for the laity to make it known to the sacred pastors of the Church that we want Tradition back and to do away with the novelties of Modernism and heterodoxy. But there is a serious problem with this.
In the modern age, the public square has moved away from the Real World, and into the Digital World of Facebook, Twitter, Google and other Big Tech companies. With this has come the serious prospect of the loss of our voice on these platforms, under the guise of “Hate Speech.”
I regret to relate here that I have become a victim of this kind of censorship, a Digital Martyr if you will, and I have only been Tweeting for less than a week.
The hammer came down on @TheVoxCatholica, after two tweets were sent to the Progressive Homosexualist priest Father James Martin S.J. who is actively leading souls to hell and attempting to completely up-root the Churches affirmation of Natural Law with regard to Marriage and human sexuality.
The trouble started after Archbishop Chaput warned the church about using terms like “LGBT” in their official paperwork. This clearly sent father Martin over the edge and prompted this Tweet:
For those who object to the term "LGBT Catholics" because it's somehow divisive to recognize distinct groups within the church. We talk about, e.g., "Latino Catholics" and "Young Adult Catholics" without objection. "LGBT Catholics" are simply another member of the Body of Christ.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) October 4, 2018
In response to this ABSURDITY, I Tweeted the following to Father Martin:
Because of these Tweets, Father Martin promptly “blocked” me from viewing his Twitter feed:
Within minutes of being Blocked by Father Martin, Twitter appointed it’s self the moral arbiter of Orthodoxy within the Catholic Church has decided that my Tweets violated Twitter TOS for “Hateful Conduct.” Now, dear fellow faithful Catholics, what is truly hateful? A Catholic asking a priest to stop leading souls to hell by teaching error and heterodoxy, or a Catholic priest sending people to hell by confirming them in their belief that it is ok to commit “Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance?”
I appealed my temporary suspension with Twitter with the following letter:
I have been accused of violating the “hateful conduct” clause of the Twitter TOS for content that does not legitimately meet this criteria. I simply quote Tweeted one Tweet, and Tweeted at a public figure who is a priest in the Catholic Church and is actively promoting sin and heterodoxy which is dangerous to the eternal souls of Christians everywhere. I did not disparage Fr. Martin based on his sexuality, race etc., and as a Catholic it is my right to criticize things harmful to the faithful under the code of Canon law Section 212. By suspending my account, especially during the 2018 Synod on the Youth, Twitter is interfering in the internal affairs of the Catholic Religion. If father Martin wants to block me, that’s fine - but the views expressed by me in these tweets is the basic orthodox teaching of the Catholic Church and I hope you reinstate my account as soon as possible.
Of course, Twitter did not respond to my appeal, and I was forced to delete my “hateful” Tweets to reinstate my account.
What does this mean? Well, If Pope Francis comes out with a Relatio that is as deficient of Catholic Theology as the Instrumentum Laboris for the 2018 Synod, it's going to be game over for us, at least on the internet. Twitter and other Big Tech firms will be able to suspend accounts, for calling out priests and bishops who are leading souls to hell. This isn't about bigotry or "hate speech." This is about the salvation of souls. Twitter and BigTech could decide to prevent “Catholic Twitter” from speaking the truth, discouraging sin, and letting the leaders of the Church know what we need as faithful Catholics…
The Vox Catholica is not the only Twitter account under fire for “Hate Speech.” Nick Donnelly, a Deacon in England has also been suspended and reported for similar sentiments.
I've never been reported to facebook before & now a post of mine has been removed because someone has claimed it is hate speech— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) October 5, 2018
A coincidence that this has happened the same week I was reported for the first time to twitter? There's a move get me banned from social media pic.twitter.com/zSawkdGYIq
With BigTech and the Fake News Media promoting Sin that Cries to Heaven for Vengeance, as soon as it looks like the Catholic Church has "officially" changed it's stance on the subject, anyone caught protesting this will be labelled and silenced, not only on the internet, but also by groups like the SPLC and other ACTUAL hate groups. We will all become Brian McCall. We will all be at risk of losing our Livelihoods, our reputation etc.
And to complicate the problem even more, what if America adopted some sort of Social Credit program like China? God Forbid the day, when in order to qualify for Tax Exemption, it will be necessary to not just tolerate the terrible sin and perversion of sodomy, but promote it and "celebrate" that sin inside of our Churches… Or else.
2/ This isn't about bigotry or "hate speech." This is about the salvation of souls. And Twitter and #BigTech could decide to prevent #CatholicTwitter from speaking the truth, discouraging #Sin, and letting the leaders of the #Church know what we need...— Vox Catholica (@TheVoxCatholica) October 5, 2018
4/ ... but also by groups like the #SPLC and other ACTUAL hate groups. We will all become Brian McCall. We will all be at risk of losing our Livelihoods, our reputation etc., and what if #America adopted some sort of #SocialCredit program like #China?— Vox Catholica (@TheVoxCatholica) October 5, 2018
5/ God Forbid the day, when in order to qualify for tax exemption, it will be necessary to not just tolerate this terrible Sin, but promote it and "celebrate" that sin inside of our Churches or else. Kyrie Eleison...— Vox Catholica (@TheVoxCatholica) October 5, 2018