Skip to comments.Ratzinger a Nazi? Don't believe it
Posted on 04/19/2005 9:52:18 AM PDT by Alouette
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Il vino bianco. LOL!
Then again, it might just be their hatred.
Which is motivated by the same reasons, lol.
I don't bother looking at DU, but the posts that I've seen from that site have convinced me that the place is basically an on-line psychiatric ward.
Encouraging news about the background of the new Pope.
Katie Couric was esp. rabid today in commenting on the announcement. Whatever is ABC thinking, giving this woman a platform for her hateful venom?
Putting their political ideology before their religion. The church has chosen someone who will apply staunchly the doctrine and principles of Christ and the Christian hold word the Bible. If they have a problem with that, then maybe they should join a different church? One that is in favor of changing with the ways of the world and which ever whim or fancy the fashion is going these days.
You're too darn smart!
LOL it's righteous wrath :-)
Well I imagine he will apply doctrine staunchly...what else would one expect of the 'Grand Inquisitor'? ;-)...but why do liberals in the Church think it is so unreasonable for the Church to hold fast to doctrinal and other principles that have served them for 2 millenia?
The Church has been a solid rock of Faith standing resolute in a sea of social change through the 'fall' of Rome, 'dark ages', medieval conspiracies, plagues, discoveries of new continents, industrial and social revolutions and global wars...doubtless the Vatican would hold that is because God's Truth is ETERNAL not subject to whim and wimsy of fashion...CONSTANCY must have SOME value eh? It does imo anyway.
Imo many people both respect and are attracted to strength and solidity that the Church offers in unstable times precisely because they know it wont bend with every gust of the winds of change...when MUCH around them is changing rapidly people want to know SOMEthing can be relied upon to be the same for them tomorrow as it is today...perhaps that has something to do with the Church's longevity and why it seems to move only GLACIALLY and after vast deliberation much to the consternation of liberals.
Speaking of which I saw a local liberal nun on the news last night railing viciously at Benedict XVI and saying that many like-minded Catholics would find ways to gather prayerfully in opposition "outside their Church parishes".
Ummm...isn't there a word for that; PROTESTANT???
Maybe she thought that after Cardinal Ratzingers election to the Papacy the post of Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith was now empty so she was safe from excommunication?
We in the West at least live in largely secularized relatively free societies where membership in the Church is not compulsory for those who disagree too strongly with its doctrines; to thine own self be true and let the Church be true to itself and it's values as well eh?