Saturday, December 17, 2011
THE POPE IS NOT CHRIST, HE IS THE SUCCESSOR OF SAINT PETER AND ALL THAT THAT MEANS AND THE VICAR OF CHRIST
No matter the ability of the pope or his sanctity, God uses the papacy as a part of His overall plan of salvation within the context of human history, salvation history.
My favorite religious reporter who writes for my least favorite and so-called National Catholic Reporter, John Allen has written a very good commentary on how some view Pope Benedict's papacy. As always, John Allen is fair and balanced as well as accurate. YOU CAN READ IT HERE BY PRESSING THIS SENTENCE.
The key [to evaluating this papacy] lies in grasping that Benedict XVI sees himself as a teaching pope, not (at least, not primarily) a governing pope.
Should our next Pope sound like this? It would command the world's attention and the media's too!: