Skip to comments.Zero Hour at the Vatican: Bitter Struggle for Control of the Catholic Church (mega barf alert)
Posted on 02/23/2013 4:14:19 AM PST by Zakeet
With Pope Benedict XVI's resignation drawing closer, the struggle for power in the Vatican has gotten underway in earnest. The church badly needs to reform itself, but with Ratzinger lurking in the shadows, will it be able to?
Naked and goaded viciously by hornets and wasps, his blood sucked by loathsome worms. Such was the fate of a pope in Dante's "Divine Comedy" who "by his cowardice made the great refusal."
Benedict XVI, in short, knew what could happen to one who rebelled against a centuries-old tradition in a church in which suffering is far from foreign. But he also knew that it wasn't just a matter of his own suffering -- it was a matter of the exhaustion, weakness and sickness of the church at large.
The pope from Bavaria has given up. Nevertheless, when he announced his resignation last Monday, hastily and almost casually mumbling the words as if he were saying a rosary, as if he were returning the keys to a rental car rather than the keys to St. Peter, there was still a sense of how deeply his move has shaken the Catholic empire.
Archbishop of Berlin Rainer Maria Woelki calls it a "demystification of the papal office." Already, he says, the pope's resignation has changed the church.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
More insane ravings from a secular humanistic press ... who are rabid about attacking anything Christian ... and will accept nothing short of a female bisexual power wielding maniac ... such as Hillary Clinton ... who, as fate would have it, just happens to be available at the present time.
There is now an concerted effort by the Obama administration and its media (big nets, NPR, etc.) to drive Christians to the margins of society...we are the new smokers. To be publically castigated and shunned.
Christ told us this time would come. Be strong...be aware, it will come right in the end.
You can see where the liberals are heading.
I'm no papist but there are a lot who are and solid conservatives to boot and they should have a like minded leader...
...carrying no pederast priest scandal baggage of course.
“The Catholic Empire...”? That’s a new one.
This article sounds like a hate crime. Where’s the FBI?
I don’t suppose that coincidence has anything to do with the Cardinal of Scotland, “the most senior Catholic leader in Britain”, coming out today to call for priestly marriage...
I note that at times like this, radicals with zero chance for their agendas, tend to come out of the woodwork.
"Reform itself" = destroy itself, embrace every leftist talking point, become another meaningless liberal social club like the Episcopalians.
if women take over, the men will flee.
I think satan talked him into resigning. That he made the wrong choice. But that changes nothing. Spouses need to stay together and if they don’t it is adultery.
I note Fr. Dariusz Oko’s article is from “Krakow, Easter, April 8, 2012”.
Haven’t read it all yet, as it’s a long deep read, but a couple of quotes jumped out:
enemy is not only outside the Church, but within it as well,
sometimes perfectly camouflaged, like the Trojan Horse. We are
dealing not only with the problem of a homoideology and a
homolobby outside the Church, but with an analogous problem
within it as well, where homoideology takes the form of a
“We witness a terrible phenomenon it turns out the
comfort of homosexual offenders is more important than the fate of
children and youth, the fate of the whole Church. If that was done
deliberately, that would be high treason, the Church would be
guilty of betraying the youth!”
“In order for such evil to be concealed and tolerated, it is
necessary that the right people hold key positions, and that not only
a homolobby, but a homoclique or a homomafia is created.”
“The more organized offenders
are successful in protecting their own interests, the more successful
they are in bringing harm to others and in destroying the credibility
of the Church. This way, a powerful impulse towards
dechristianization comes forward from within the Church itself.”
Thanks for posting the link.
" As for the new things which we can find in this [Fatima] message today, there is also the fact that attacks on the Pope and the Church come not only from without, but the sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from the sin existing within the Church. This too is something that we have always known, but today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church, and that the Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice. (Interview, May 11, 2010)"