But I do not think his rather controversial and arguably offensive comments and actions to certain (faithful) quarters of the Church over the past few months have been particularly healthy for our Communion.
Prudence and the maxim “loose lips, sink ships” is particularly relevant to the man who is steering Peter’s barque.
Now the Pope is going to have to disappoint, and he’s going to be hated even more than Benedict was.
Whether the Pope meant to convey the message that our adversaries are jumping on is really a moot point. The point is that this is how his words are being interpreted, and that, in the end, is where the rubber meets the road.
Either way, all of this is going to come to conclusion very quickly as the Liberals are going to be very disappointed because they are not going to get what they want…which will only increase their fury against the Church as their last best hope will be in vain.
Which makes us then wonder what was the whole point of opening the crack of the door only to shut it in their faces?
I don’t think that’s particularly inviting, do you?
What is it with these people; have they no integrity at all?
I’ll tell you exactly what a liberal is: a liberal is person who, when push comes to shove, will never stand up for their beliefs if it’s going to cost them personally. That, my dear readers, is what defines a liberal.
If they can’t get it through their policies, they will make sure they can make exceptions in the rare cases that their policies require sacrifice of them.
“Too many people today have come to view government as the first resort instead of the last resort,” he wrote in a 1994 op-ed. “Most forget that our first schools, universities, hospitals and all forerunners to our modern social programs were not run or even funded by government. These services were provided by individual volunteers and charitable organizations.”
An Austrian professor argued the Pope should be sentenced to death for his opposition to the use of contraception.
Liberal totalitarianism just keeps showing its true colours of “toleration”.
The toleration of the Left is all about enforcing a sexual dictatorship and will brook no dissent. Catholicism claims that your sexual behaviour will largely determine your happiness in this life and will have a direct bearing on where you spend eternity in the life to come.
Liberalism doesn’t care where you spend the next life, it just wants to put a bullet in you in this life, if you oppose their sexual agenda.
The same melancholy story is the background to other rampage killers:
Only three days before the Connecticut murders, 22-year-old Jacob Roberts ran amok in a Portland, Oregon, shopping mall. He killed two people with an automatic rifle before committing suicide. He had never known his mother and was raised by a divorced aunt and her husband who shared custody of him.
Wade Page was a white supremacist who shot six Sikhs dead in Milwaukee before being killed by a police officer earlier this year. His parents were divorced.
Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people with a car bomb and semi-automatic rifle in Norway in 2011. He has been jailed for 25 years. His parents divorced when he was one year old.
Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, took a bag of rifles and handguns to Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and killed four girls and a teacher in 1998. They were jailed until they turned 21. Johnson’s parents were divorced.
Thomas Hamilton, 43, killed 16 children and a teacher in Dunblane, Scotland, in 1996 with four handguns before shooting himself. His parents were divorced when he was three years old.
George Hennard, 35, shot 23 people dead with a Glock 17 semi-automatic, and then shot himself on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas. His parents had divorced in 1983.
Marc Lépine, 25, killed 14 women in Montreal in 1989. His parents separated when he was seven.
James Oliver Huberty killed 21 people, including five children, in in a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California in 1984. His parents were divorced.
Every year, over a million children are affected by divorce in the US. Sure, only an infinitesimal fraction of these go on deadly shooting sprees. But every year, more than 11 million firearms are sold, and only a couple of those are used by mass murderers. Divorce control makes even more sense than gun control….
Ah yes, but gun control is easy for the liberal because there is little that he has to give up. There’s no personal accountability and sacrifice involved with that. It’s an easy way out and a good way to pin the substance of the problem on a conservative hangup with guns.
But Divorce? That’s a whole new ballgame that they must – at all costs – refuse to talk about or acknowledge because that would require considering a change of behaviour and that’s anathema to the nouveau religionists of secularism.
“Piss Christ” is not Mr. Serrano’s only photograph depicting an object immersed in his urine — there are also replicas of Michelangelo’s “Moses,” Myron’s “Discobolus” and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, as well as a statue of Satan, similarly situated. But none have generated as much controversy….(Source)
Indeed. Where’s the one with Muhammed, Mr. Pisshead? Forgot that one did you? Gonna get to it soon, are you?
Liberals only respect violent religionists. That’s why they can go after every religion except the religion of pieces.
That’s a really great message that they are sending, isn’t it? We only respect those religions who will cut off our heads if we offend them.
It shows them up for the cowards they are and also sets a playing field of death for the rest of us.
Their intellects are as dark as a car full of arseholes.
Can someone tell me what’s so good about Ecumenism again?
The only Ecumenism that I’ve ever seen work is opening some door for other Christians to come into the Catholic Church…and certainly not the kumbaya garbage that has dominated “ecumenical dialogue” for the past 50 years.
Here’s the bottom line: we’re not contradicting any defined teaching. If you can’t accept it, don’t bother coming to the table. We’ll save a few water bottles that way.
…He added: “There is some-thing in Sentamu which retains his African views and approach, which can be at one time an asset and another time can be a problem.” The retired bishop said Sentamu’s African background was apparent in “his understanding around issues of human sexuality.” Sentamu has opposed British government proposals for same-sex marriage. (Source)
Why is this hardly a surprise? In the pecking order, gay is god. And if you’re black and oppose the god, god help you.
Benedict XVI kills three birds with one smooth stone:
1) uniting true Christians under Rome’s banner;
2) hastening the demise of liberal “Christianity” in the Church of England’
3) giving the liberal-dominated English Catholic episcopacy in the Latin Rite some competition for the Faithful (My guess is that within 2-3 generations, either the bishops of England sober up and start teaching the Catholic Faith or the Bishops of the Ordinariate simply replace them completely)
Within a generation, the Church of England and its liberal comrades in the U.S. are finished. The only thing left will be their money which will be given to some “charitable” cause, advancing eco-worship or the lastest social justice cause.
Frankly, I’m amazed at how blind sin can truly make you. It’s not like these liberal congregations are bursting at the seams. They all practice safe, sterilized sex. Either with a condom or a private part not capable of reproduction.
No kids, no life, no future. Just one final orgasm, before the last goodbye.
I’ve been saying this for years, but this guy picked it up back in the 90s. Communism never died. Economic communism dipped for a while, but it’s coming back in the U.S. Moral communism, however, only morphed and reinvented itself.