Thursday, February 28, 2013

JUST AS HIS HOLINESS, BENEDICT XVI MODELED SO MUCH FOR US, ESPECIALLY THE LITURGY, BUT ALSO THE OBEDIENCE THAT ALL OF US OWE TO THE NEXT POPE, SOMEONE THE POPE ADDRESSED JUST THIS MORNING!

The happy ultramontantist that I am, I truly appreciate the soon to be Pontiff-Emeritus, His Holiness Benedict XVI's declaration of obedience to his successor. It is in Peter that we as Catholics find our unity as Peter is the Vicar of Christ appointed by Christ Himself. I pray that all Catholics, especially those who read this blog, imitate His Holiness, Benedict XVI.

In the papal address to the Cardinals this morning:

"...Prior to bidding farewell to each of you personally, I want to tell you that I will continue to be close to you in prayer, especially in the next few days, so that you may all be fully docile to the action of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new Pope. May the Lord show you what is willed by Him. And among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future Pope, to whom, here to today, I already promise my unconditional reverence and obedience. For all this, with affection and gratitude, I cordially impart upon you my Apostolic Blessing..."

5 comments:

Joe Shlabotnick said...

Pray! Pray! Pray!

We need a warrior in the chair of Peter with the energy to lead the Church against its many enemies and, especially, to deal with the enemies within!

God bless Pope Benedict. He did his best and leaves us a blueprint.

Andy Milam said...

I have very little hope that the media will be so kind. Thank you Fr. McDonald for being in front of this.

As the Holy Father steps away, it is clear that he has no more desire to be Pope.

Are we taking bets on how long it will take the MSM to set up two potnificates?

I think that His Holiness Ratzinger's words are most appropriate when he says, "... And among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future Pope, to whom, here to today, I already promise my unconditional reverence and obedience."

As I said, I have very little hope that the MSM will catch that ridiculously large statement.

ytc said...

Sede Vacante is now.

Interregnum has begun.

We are without the Rock.

The ring is being destroyed and the apartments in the Palae are being sealed.

Marc said...

We are all sedevacantists... Who is going to a Mass according to the pre-1955 Missal tomorrow morning?

rcg said...

I'm doing a '62. I like the fins....