Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: Cardinals Reject Pleas from the Left
Posted on 04/19/2005 5:19:12 PM PDT by wagglebee
RUSH: We have microphones in the Vatican. Let's JIP it.
CARDINAL / TRANSLATOR: My dearest brothers and sisters. (cheers) My dearest brothers and sisters. (cheers) My dearest brothers and sisters.
RUSH: He's speaking in a bunch of different languages, for those of you in Rio Linda. There's nothing wrong here.
CARDINAL: I announce to you a great joy. (cheers) We have a pope! (cheers) The most eminent and most reverent Lord Joseph (chimes) of the holy Roman Catholic church, Cardinal Ratzinger! (roars)
RUSH: So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. From Germany, the new pope is Joseph Ratzinger. He was tight, he was very close -- theologically, ideologically -- with Pope John Paul II. This is going to send the left into conniption fits. I want you to listen last night, PMSNBC on Hardball with Chris Matthews, former John Kerry senior advisor and very consistent presidential campaign loser, Bob Shrum was the guest, and Matthews says (the Democrats are out campaigning for a liberal pope), "You heard Joseph Ratzinger, the dean of the College of the College of Cardinals today give his sermon, tough conservative sermon, wasn't it?"
SHRUM: It was. The speech this morning which denounced the modern world, liberalism, individualism, contrasted very sharply with, for me, with the speech with which Pope John the XXIII (gasp) opened the Second Vatican Council where he said, "We must beware of the voices of doom and gloom, that all we see evil in the modern world and in change we must encounter the modern world. We must open up to it. We must make the faith relevant for people." So it was a campaign speech for a very cons -- in my view, very conservative candidacy which I assume Cardinal Ratzinger believes absolutely. RUSH: Yes, he does, and this is not going to sit well. All last night on this program they were upset. They couldn't believe the church is not going to "modernize"! They can't believe the church is not going to become "relevant to the faithful." They can't believe that they're not going to get away from all of this stuff, this archaic stuff from the past and not become "modern," and yet, ladies and gentlemen, exactly what the left told you the church needed to do, the church did the exact opposite. Exactly what the American media has been suggesting, has been hoping, has been praying -- uh, they don't pray -- asking the Catholic Church to do, demanding that the Catholic do the Catholic church has done just the opposite. The church, in their view, has not modernized. The church in their view has not become more relevant to the faithful. The church has not accepted liberal ideas. What you're seeing today if you could look at this through a pair of liberal eyes, they see a competing chief justice of a supreme court that is more powerful than theirs that has just been named pope, and there's nothing they can do to filibuster it.
RUSH: (Wang Chung Bump) Cardinal Ratzinger has chosen the name Pope Benedict the XVI. Pope Benedict XVI. Check his age. He's 78 years old. I'm just going to predict to you the media is going to say, "This is a holding pattern for the church. The church chose somebody who won't be around for that long, certainly as long as John Paul II so," and they'll say, "The decision came rather quickly, too, as though the church wanted to maintain its profile, but we all know they really wanted to pick a pope from Nigeria. They really wanted to pick a pope from Latin America. They reeeeally wanted to pick a pope from wherever." So, he'll be hailed as a stopgap here, and the talk will continue. "I think this indicates the church actually does want to modernize. The church actually does want to liberalize, but they don't want to go about it gradually. They couldn't just go from John Paul II to the new modern liberal pope that we all knew was coming. So Ratzinger is there, Pope Benedict the XVI, as a holding partner, so to speak." So the talk will continue about what the church must do, since the church has not done what the left in this country and the world has demanded; since the church has not done what the media has asked and suggested, the church will continue to be disparaged and criticized. Here's Conrad in Queens. Conrad, welcome to the program. Great to have you on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. It's a pleasure, sir.
RUSH: Hello. Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Rush I know you believe in substance over symbolism but I can't help but remark over the importance of the fact that they announced the election of a new pope right as your show came on the air, and you announced to your audience the fact that we didn't have a new pope. Do you have any sense of a --
RUSH: The timing is coincidental, maybe so pointed as to be beyond coincidence is what you're saying?
CALLER: I don't believe in random chance, Rush, when it comes to important events in our life. I believe in causal relationship.
CALLER: You believe in life; the church believes in life. You believe in freedom; the church believes in freedom.
RUSH: Interesting. I hadn't considered this, sir, but I'll certainly throw it into the hopper and consider it. That's a very interesting point of view. I'm very much, of course, accustomed to President Bush ending press conferences in time for this program to begin, that, we have a deal. But I have not spoken to anybody at the Vatican about this, and if this happened as you suggest...? Well, I'll let others speculate on this, ladies and gentlemen, and not throw my own two cents in. I appreciate the call, Conrad.
So the left no doubt depressed as they can be with the selection of the new pope. There will be no new surprises discovered from the Bible, no discovery in the Bible of the right or duty to have an abortion. The new pope is obviously trouble for the enlightened.
The left is now aware that the Holy Father considers them the enemy, and he is not afraid to voice his feeling
The left is now aware that the Holy Father considers them the enemy, and he is not afraid to voice his feeling...
When is the left going to face the fact that "normal people" (since I consider liberalism a mental disorder) do not like them and what they stand for. Even Homer Simpson gets it! DOH !
This should be entertaining. The hissing and snarling from the snakes on the left has just begun.
that was clear in father malachi martin's book "the keys of this blood".
Their only hope now is for the Oxyrhynchus Papyri to turn up some missing books of the Bible which happen to provide justification for what they want to believe.
Very good - but the person who typed/edited this is obviously not a Catholic (nor am I, for the record.)
It's a verbatim transcript from Rush's show today and I am certain that Rush is not a Catholic.
Rush- a thrice divorced, drug addicted entertainer speaks for American Catholics
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
I'm not so sure Benedict XVII sees the left as the enemy. I think he is more concerned about leading the Catholic church. As a Christian I believe that I am a footsoldier for God, we are in a spiritual war against evil. The Pope may be of the same mindset and content to fight or lead his group in the manner he thinks God wants him to do. Politics will be politic and those on the right or the left will say and posture to influnce whomever they can. I don't think you can get to be the Pope by being swayed by popular opinion or the politics of the day. His job is to lead his flock.
Make that Benedict XVI
I would have to assume that the Cardinals elected the Pope fully aware what his views are. His steadfast views have been anti-secularism, anti-abortion and strongly in favor of traditional Catholicism. His fellow Cardinals elected him to lead the faithful knowing how he would lead.
ROFL ;^D -- You just gotta love Rush!
A man responsible for the murder of early Christians became arguably the greatest apostle in his witness for Christianity (Saul/Paul).
A Catholic from Hollywood's upper echelon with a checkered past creates a movie that brings those of all Christian background together, regardless of doctrinal dispute, in a display of faith that shocks the liberal establishment.
A driftless former drunk is transformed by God and ends up becoming a pivotal President at a central point in world history.
God deals in irony every day. I see nothing shocking in Rush's defense of catholics. He's a sinner. I'm a sinner. So what. It doesn't exclude him from differentiating between right and wrong.
Rush is an entertainer.
Enjoy his show if you choose.
For some time I have felt the pendulum was beginning to swing back our way. Dubya and holding both houses of Congress is a start.
But today the pendulum got a major kick in the ass!
I'm not really aware of Mel Gibson having a checkered past.
From what I know, he wasn't ever one of the self indulgent, drinking, drugging womanizing types.
If your referring to the movies he has made, I do understand then.
"The left is now aware that the Holy Father considers them the enemy, and he is not afraid to voice his feeling"
I am not certain whether Holy Father considers ANYONE enemy. Even if he does, He will most surely BE afraid to voice His feelings.
Please remember that every Christian is under the obligation to pray for his/her enemies.
I doubt that Rush thinks he speaks for american catholics. All mortal beings are sinners, you, me, Rush, everyone. We all need God's forgiveness for our sins.
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