This is an example of what I meant by the Pope criticizing the RCC. Maybe Pope Benedict should be banned from FR?
Those that live in glass houses (perverted priests) shouldn’t.......
I knew I liked this Pope.
Only if there is such a consensus on the essentials can constitutions and law function. This fundamental consensus derived from the Christian heritage is at risk wherever its place, the place of moral reasoning, is taken by the purely instrumental rationality of which I spoke earlier.
In reality, this makes reason blind to what is essential. To resist this eclipse of reason and to preserve its capacity for seeing the essential, for seeing God and man, for seeing what is good and what is true, is the common interest that must unite all people of good will. The very future of the world is at stake."
Dang, who knew? The pope is a Freeper!
I love this guy.
The effects of such theories are evident today."
This is so chilling!!!
I have been reading an absorbing book about the history of housing in Baltimore, "Not in My Neighborhood", which details how segregation, blockbusting and white flight, and predatory practices of money lending shaped the city's housing patterns during the 20th century.
When I got to the chapter about the Sixties, black unrest, Martin Luther King's murder, riots, etc, the author mentioned Saul Alinsky's methods of community organizing becoming popular.
Then my jaw dropped! As background about Saul Alinsky, the author wrote "In the spring of 1958 Alinsky received a peculiar invitation, his first from overseas. The Italian cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini, archbishop of Milan, wanted his advice on a thorny problem."
Five years later Cardinal Montini was Pope Pius VI and "the Catholic Church began a massive community organizing drive in the United States. It hired Alinsky as its conceptualizer, an appealing proposition because the church provided two essentials for successful organizing: people and money." The following paragraphs just made my skin crawl.
All I could think was no wonder the Church lost its way in the Sixties; and I wonder if Glenn Beck would like to know this.
I am stunned!!!
Pray for Pope Benedict to continue to speak out with strength. We could easily enter a new Dark Ages, which is where the Western world is headed now.
The Dark Age on the horizon will follow the Fall of America due to spiritual and moral decay and rot from within: Decadence.
The only thing that can save the world from the impending Dark Age is a spiritual and moral renaissance in the United States.
The American people can lead the world into the American Dream: peace, liberty, justice, and prosperity for all of the people of the world. The question is: Will they? or Do they have the will?
Dissent will be progressively seduced, persuaded, coerced, intimidated, marginalized, and eliminated.
I’m not Catholic nor any flavor of Christian but I like this Pope. Time after time he is clear, concise and cuts right to the bottom line with no sugar coating. Although citing Alexis de Tocqueville does have a certain sweetness to it.
Placemark for pingout.
I have to object to the blogger’s (Kevin Whiteman’s) characterization of the emerging age of vandals as “Dark Ages”. The Pope did not use it (I hope, at least, that he didn’t), and the phrase is an ignorant slur of the Middle Ages, the times of true enlightenment and individual freedom the likes of which humanity has not seen since.
>> Morality is replaced by a calculus of consequences, and in the process it ceases to exist.
Benedict could pass for a FReeper. Good stuff.
This is huge.
Truly this man has the words of life. Let those who have ears, hear. The rest exclude themselves and are basically a pain in the @ss.