The Orthodox Roman Catholic

Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all, keep the Catholic faith. For unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire, he will undoubtedly be lost forever. Creed of St Athanasius

THE SOCIAL GOSPEL--OBSESSIVE REGARD FOR THE PERISHABLE BREAD OF THIS WORLD


We need to be concerned about the poor but not with the hope of establishing a perfect 'classless' society because that should not be where we spend our efforts, for the bread of Satan is the 'mammon of iniquity' or an obsession with the perishable bread of this world. We should spend our efforts on the 'poor' who do not have Christ and the true Catholic faith without which there is to be eternal poverty.

Marxist dialectic materialism moves too many liberal hearts and minds-- i.e. the classic failure of liberation theology-- into forgetting about the "Bread of Heaven". It is very dangerous ground for popes, bishops and preachers to become too obsessed with the 'social gospel'--a true oxymoron which forgets Christ's most forceful teaching on this whole subject: "the poor you will always have with you but not Me" and "My Kingdom is not of this world" and "you should not be working for perishable bread but the Bread of Eternal Life."

One can have a full stomach and be starving spiritually! In fact, the real starvation and poverty today resides in the West where we have the 'fullest stomachs' in the world but are starving spiritually. In the last forty years our obsession with the bread of this world and social gospel projects, have caused us to ignore the Bread of Heaven which has brought almost total rack, ruin, and poverty upon our Catholic liturgy, its graces, and its reverence. We are all starving for the real Bread of Heaven today which will promote the most perfect charity of giving to our fellow man in need.