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Benedictís renunciation and the wolves within the church
LifeSiteNews ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Steve Jalsevac

Posted on 02/15/2013 8:35:56 AM PST by BlatherNaut

Since Pope Benedict’s 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. Peter’s that evening added an uncanny emphasis that the Pope’s action demanded the world’s attention.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: benedict; bxvi; pope
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1 posted on 02/15/2013 8:36:05 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Excellent, yet foreboding article. Thanks for posting. Pray hard.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 8:49:52 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BlatherNaut
Excellent article.

We must all pray for the Catholic Church in this time of change.

3 posted on 02/15/2013 8:52:45 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 8:55:14 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 9:02:52 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: yarddog

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.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 9:03:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 9:13:27 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 9:15:30 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Mahony is an aggressive personality, some say, a bully... I hope at the very least that he will be shunned by the other cardinals.

And Jesus had his very own "aggressive bully" named Judas.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 9:22:55 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: mosesdapoet

I heard (and saw) it was a seagull, not an eagle, and the dove escaped.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 9:40:27 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: mosesdapoet

The dove wasn’t “devoured.”


11 posted on 02/15/2013 9:53:28 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I think you’re right.
A prolonged incapacity could be damaging to the Church. I think he’s being a good and prudent shepherd.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 9:55:08 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ann Archy
I'm a life long Catholic but not a very good one...I went to Ash Wedenesday services and that is the first time I've been to mass in several years....

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....

13 posted on 02/15/2013 9:55:16 AM PST by cherry
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To: BlatherNaut
The Pope gave us a very strong warning, when he said:
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.html
Here's Michael Voris on the topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AohIc6qxkgQ

http://catholicscomehome.org
14 posted on 02/15/2013 10:06:10 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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“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”.

St. Boniface


“...And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.”

Romans 5:20


15 posted on 02/15/2013 10:09:23 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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From the article:

In his blog, Benedict XVI: Reason’s revolutionary, The Acton Institute’s 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 Christianity’s essential rationality with a modesty lacking in his opponents.”


And this:

...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.

16 posted on 02/15/2013 10:15:31 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: yarddog
I saw a recent video of him... and it was obvious he was really feeble.

It has occurred to me that he may have cancer and is in pain.

17 posted on 02/15/2013 10:20:09 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 10:32:15 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: cherry

Welcome home. Blessings to you.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 10:34:52 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: BlatherNaut

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?..


20 posted on 02/15/2013 11:40:30 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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