Godzdogz: The Stations
Br. Robert Verrill OP gives a reflection on the First Station of the Cross
Br. David Barrins OP gives a reflection on the Sixth Station of the Cross
Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi. Quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundum.
If anyone uses the words ‘Pope’ and ‘resign’ in your presence punch them. This whole thing is a stitch up, partial and misleading stories fed by liberal church functionaries to liberal journalists and misreported out of a mixture of malice and stupidity. The enemies of the faith inside and outside the visible church are terrified that the Pope will take this opportunity to clean the augean stables and so they are trying to throw as much manure at him as possible in the hope that he will be too weak to tackle them. They are using the tried and tested tactic of distorting the reasons for secrecy surrounding processes for solicitation under the seal and ignoring the problems created by the limitation period. But even if the Pope had a thousand lovers of every age, gender and species and feasted on the bodies of his enemies he shouldn’t resign. The Pope is the final earthly judge he is neither impeccable nor omniscient, he is infallible in faith and morals when defining catholic doctrine and he is the supreme magistrate of the universal church. Even if the morals and ideology of his critics were perfect (instead of crying out to heaven for vengeance) it would be totally unacceptable for a living Pope to submit himself to the judgement of anyone, down to and including media manipulated public opinion.
....who is surprised at the behaviour of a former member of the Waffen-SS... Ratzinger the Rottweiler...paedophile-filled...woman-hating...gay-persecuting...irrational...burn down The Vatican...sell all the art treasures...flying spaghetti monster...imaginary friend...Mafia-controlled...white-bearded-man on a cloud...sky-fairy...albino-Opus-Dei-assassins...No Popery here!!...
2389 Connected to incest is any sexual abuse perpetrated by adults on children or adolescents entrusted to their care. The offense is compounded by the scandalous harm done to the physical and moral integrity of the young, who will remain scarred by it all their lives; and the violation of responsibility for their upbringing.
It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our stronghold against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
“Right now, faiths shouldn’t be forced to hold civil partnerships, although in ten or 20 years, that may change.”