I’ll be brief, but lately, I’ve been noticing that in the Novus Ordo, the lectionary will say something like “Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14.” This is not an isolated trend. There are certain readings that have verses omitted. Let’s see what the readings for this gospel reading say: “Be like children, save the lost sheep.” Ok that’s nice that Jesus loves us and that we should be humble. But what does verses 6-9 say. Verses 6-9 talk about the punishment and judgement that is called down upon those who leads children astray and how anything is preferable to sin.
Is it a coincidence that the verses telling people to change their ways in a more extreme manner got omitted? This isn’t just an anomalous occurrence. Anything regarding judgement is written away to make people feel “loved and comfortable.” It is disgraceful and disgusting what has been going on. If you don’t believe me, go to http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/ and take a look at the readings. Then grab your bible and read what got left out. Most likely, it’s a warning against sin lest severe punishment be dealt.
Be warned. The Devil is indeed within the church. When teaching is suppressed, it disappears from the faith.