Sunday, September 16, 2018

THE GOOD LORD HAS KEPT POPE BENEDICT ALIVE, EVEN WHEN THE WORLD THOUGHT HE WOULD DIE SHORTLY AFTER HIS "RENUNCIATION" ; IS THERE A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR THE CHURCH?


God only knows where this papal scandal and the grotesque mismanagement of celibate clergy will lead us. How much worse can it get?

Let's speculate. If Pope Francis were determined to be an anti-Pope, what kind of schism would this create among the college of bishops and rank and file Catholics?

Fr. Z speculated in a comment associated with the video I posted below this post. This is what he

wrote:

There are those who say that Benedict was pressured to resign, and his resignation was not entirely of his own volition. If that is true, and no one has substantiated it yet, then his resignation might not have been entirely valid. The implications of that are obvious. On another point, if we accept that there was a group that lobbied for the election of a certain cardinal in the conclave, against the laws governing the election of a Pope, then there would be problems with the legitimacy of the vote, since they would have incurred excommunication. The implications of that are obvious. ...but if you have either of those situations verified, they are not that far out there at all. The problem is that they can’t be verified.





Discuss!

3 comments:

Dan said...

Uhmm, didn't a member or two of the St. Gallen Mafia already verify the situation by admitting the existence of the group, and speaking of their aims?

Victor said...

"How much worse can it get?"

Today we learn: "The Hague (AFP) - More than half of the Netherlands' senior clerics were involved in covering up sexual assault of children between 1945 and 2010..."

This is not form the anti-Catholic AP, but from the fairly decent Agence France-Presse.

The Church is quickly becoming known as the raping club: keep away, especially your male children. But what do you expect with so many homosexuals there in such tempting milieu?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/sex-abuse-claims-rock-dutch-catholic-church-150928693.html

Anonymous said...

In our homily today:
“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
- St. Augustine