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[Catholic Caucus] Of Popes, Bishops, Priests and the Bridge Too Far
The Catholic Thing ^ | January 24, 2018 | Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky

Posted on 01/24/2018 6:58:30 AM PST by ebb tide

Today, however, there seems to be an inversion of these priorities, resulting in significant distortions: The sequence is not priest, prophet, and king with the accent on service, but king, prophet, and priest with the accent on ecclesial authority, Christ being largely absent.

The long history of papal triumphalism in the name of Christ came to a symbolic end with Paul VI’s retirement of the papal tiara (now on display at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.). Papal leadership in defense of Christendom also symbolically ended with Pope Paul’s return of the Turkish battle flag captured by Christians at Lepanto.


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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: francischurch; secularism; usccb
And now Bergoglio plans to canonize Paul VI.
1 posted on 01/24/2018 6:58:30 AM PST by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

Wow, I did see the Tiarra in the Basilica, but had no idea that Pope Paul VI returned Ali Pasha’s battle flag to the Turks.

That would be like China going to the Moon, plucking the American Flag (are there more than one?), and returning it to us.

Except that the Pope did this.


2 posted on 01/24/2018 7:11:07 AM PST by blackpacific
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Yes, the flag is in the Naval Museum in Istanbul. I saw it when I visited the Museum. With it is an explanation of its capture and return.
3 posted on 01/24/2018 11:09:49 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (,)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Did they mention how many Brownie Points Pope Paul VI scored with that stupid stunt?


4 posted on 01/24/2018 6:11:45 PM PST by blackpacific
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