Skip to comments.Benedictís renunciation and the wolves within the church
Posted on 02/15/2013 8:35:56 AM PST by BlatherNaut
Since Pope Benedicts shock announcement Monday, I have held off commenting. Time was needed to step back and consider just what this astounding action from the world's leading defender of life and family really meant. It was an earthquake announcement that had to have greater significance than the Pope merely being tired and worn out. The two lightening strikes onto the dome of St. Peters that evening added an uncanny emphasis that the Popes action demanded the worlds attention.
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Excellent, yet foreboding article. Thanks for posting. Pray hard.
We must all pray for the Catholic Church in this time of change.
I saw a recent video of him presiding over some service and it was obvious he was really feeble.
It seems like it is just what he said. He is just getting too old and infirm to carry on with his duties.
It’s not the lightning strikes that is the message in the skies . It was the “dove of peace” released on the portico by Pope Benedict used as a Christian symbol to the resistance and portrayal of Islam being attacked midair and devoured by an eagle that was the message.
I think he is an eminently practical man as well as an unparalleled scholar and theologian. I believe he looked back at the final years of JP II with his declining health, and thought it better to step down before age and infirmity took their toll on him as well.
It’s all political guess who they’re going to take his place. Here’s hint he’ll look like Obama without the big ears.
Excellent article......i PRAY that the Pope is doing what God wants him to do.......I am VERY, VERY worried about the EVIL that has infested not only the Church, but OUR ONCE FINE COUNTRY ALSO!! And the evil is taking over OTHER countries, like Ireland, etc.
And Jesus had his very own "aggressive bully" named Judas.
I heard (and saw) it was a seagull, not an eagle, and the dove escaped.
The dove wasn’t “devoured.”
I think you’re right.
A prolonged incapacity could be damaging to the Church. I think he’s being a good and prudent shepherd.
so my opinion is fwiw...
the Church is NOT the Pope nor the Vatican nor the priests nor the bishops nor Mahoney or any such ilk...
It it us....we are the church....as long as we maintain the faith, the Church survivies....
The very future of the world is at stake. --BXVI, 12-20-10 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2010/december/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20101220_curia-auguri_en.htmlHere's Michael Voris on the topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AohIc6qxkgQ
In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses.
Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course”.
“...And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.”
In his blog, Benedict XVI: Reasons revolutionary, The Acton Institutes Samuel Gregg explains some of the reasons for the animosity Benedict has experienced:
Intellectually, Ratzinger far surpassed the usual suspects who want to turn Catholicism into something between the disaster otherwise known as the Church of England, and the rather sad leftist-activism of aging nuns stuck in 1968. But against the increasingly-absurd rants of a Hans Kung or Leonardo Boff, Ratzinger simply continued defending and explaining orthodox Christianitys essential rationality with a modesty lacking in his opponents.
...as we have noticed in recent years, reason is increasingly rejected, and changeable feelings and desires are given more emphasis in decision-making by persons and organizations. Anyone who dares to instruct them in what is best regarding their bodies, their sexuality, their theology or their ego, is increasingly seen as a hateful personal aggressor rather than a loving father or other teacher.
It has occurred to me that he may have cancer and is in pain.
Thanks for posting this. Well worth the read.
This gave me a shiver:
There is a growing sense that something evil is on its way and the greatest bulwark against the evil can only be a strong, unified and faithful Catholic Church working together with all other authentic believers of the loving triune God.
I pray for wisdom, strength, and courage.
Welcome home. Blessings to you.
Wolves among the sheep.. What a concept....
Obviously the wolves cannot be clergy...
the wolves must be in the laity..
Where would you position yourself if you were a wolf?..
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