As some people did not see this on the Pelianito blog, I am re-posting it here as I am inviting those who may have questions to visit this blog. I will be posting some further thoughts on Monday.
I apologize once again for the flood of emails you just received. Mea culpa! It is ironic or perhaps providential given the news that I now have to deliver.
Some of you have wondered about the “dry spell” of fewer blog posts in recent months. I too have wondered if God may be pointing me in a new direction. God is usually subtle, except when He isn’t. A serious matter has come up , and after discussing the it with my spiritual director, I have decided to suspend my blog until further notice.
Someone in authority who had concerns about my blog writings evidently submitted at least some of them to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It was communicated to me that in the estimation of the CDF, the writings on this blog “do not always reflect authentic Catholic teaching.”
At this time I don’t know more than that. I can only guess at what has caused this determination. Perhaps it is because I refer frequently to teachings such as Flame of Love and Divine Will that, while they have approval of the local bishop, have not yet been fully approved by the Church. This is a legitimate concern; the CDF has the overwhelming job of maintaining the integrity of the teachings of the Church. I submit to their authority and apologize to all my readers if I have in any way caused confusion. If there are errors in any of my messages, it is strictly the fault of this unworthy human instrument.
It has always been my desire to fulfill the will of God in my life, my hope to edify the faithful, and my mission to build up the Body of Christ. Whatever I have done well has been the work of God and whatever I have done poorly has been my own fault. I trust God always to fix my mistakes, and it seems I give him plenty of opportunities to practice!
I am providentially at peace with all of this. I know enough to believe that God can do as much or more with my silence as he can with my words. And truthfully, the only One we need to “follow” is Jesus. 🙂 That said, I am eternally grateful to God for all those He has led to this blog, those who have commented, or who were silently present. I am especially grateful for the ministry of prayer that unfolded over the years. You have been and always will be dear to my heart and I will continue to remember you in my prayers. I have one request, that until things change, I think it would be better for you not to share these writings.
It seems to me that the Lord has made his desires known. If in the future I am able to continue this ministry, I will re-activate the blog and send out a notice to the current subscribers. May our good God bless us all and keep us faithful to His call!
“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)
I have installed a re-direct command so that the Pelianito blog link ends up at Joy of Penance. I hope that is not too confusing. The WordPress message was not working very well and I couldn’t change it.