I was reading a CRUX article this morning that related the mix reactions of the almost 200,000 who have filed by Pope Benedict’s body in St. Peter’s.
This is what one person said:
“I think he was a great pope, he was very intelligent and a very religious man,” he said, saying he believes Benedict’s greatest contribution to the church was his desire for believers “to concentrate our personal belief and also the belief of the church, to concentrate on Jesus Christ, on the bible, on the sacraments, the seven sacraments, and also the holy Mass.”
My Comment: This is exactly what comforted and encouraged me during Pope Benedict’s papacy, the returned focus on Christ, the Word of God, the Sacraments and Divine Truth, the Deposit of Faith. For so many years after Vatican II, all we ever heard about was the reform of the Church, what Vatican II wanted or didn’t want. It was Vatican II, Vatican II, Vatican II. Vatican II had become a false God. Vatican II isn’t God!
Prior to Vatican II, Catholics were encouraged to stay close to God, His true Church, the Sacraments and to reform their lives if they were in a state of sin. Preaching the Council of Trent and what Trent said was never mentioned. We did not worship the Council of Trent prior to Vatican II!
Today, we are recovering the false god that Vatican II became for so many prelates and others in the Church. Now it is under the guise of “synodality” which is a new false god for so many. Only about 1% of Catholics throughout the world are moved by synodality. The rest of us are moved by the true God and the true Church!
I have written before about all the documents and statements of those into the false god of synodality usually have no words about God, salvation, the BVM, communion of saints, heaven or hell, death and judgment. NOTHING!
PRAY GOD THAT BENEDICT’S VISION AND THRUST RETURNS!