Friday, May 27, 2011

My ways are not your 'ways of being Church'........................

Perhaps enough said tonight, but the people who use this essentially protestant expression as an identifying battle-cry within the true Church, are now brazen enough to use it in demonstration of their true colours.  By their catch phrases shall ye know them. Lord, how I dislike  this one in the mouths of people who claim to be Catholic and yet want it taken for granted that their opinion is as worthy of respect and consideration as  that of the Pope. If the Pope is the Vicar of Christ on earth then their view is,. ultimately and essentially, not catholic.  To these people the Pope is just another thinker, with whom they may disagree at will. They would do the entire planet a favour were they to emulate the humility of our present Holy Father, and put that virtue and three other very Christian and catholic words back into their vocabulary: that is, authority, obedience and self-discipline. I think it may have been Cardinal Burke who recently intimated that without these virtues, all efforts towards true charity will be lacking in force. (btw Chamomile is the plant of humility. The more it is trodden upon, the more it flourishes.)

End of rant. Tired again and going to bed.. I usually regret 'rants' in the morning. We shall see.


In Christo pro Papa



P Standforth said...

"To these people the Pope is just another thinker, with whom they may disagree at will."

Does not the Pope in his preface to the first volume of Jesus of Nazereth invite people to think, and possibly disagree? I'm sure your comment is aimed more narrowly at those who would go against instruction and more specific guidance; but there must always be the opportunity to discuss and disagree, that's how things progress.

Jane said...

Thanks for your comment. I agree entirely with the last clause of your final sentence. And yes my comment was aimed more narrowly at those who have for several decades have gone 'against instruction and more specific guidance'- or in my preferred terminology, against the Church's Magisterium. Surely the Pope's preface remark was about the contents of his book, which he was careful to write as Joseph Ratzinger and not as the Pope thus making it clear that he did not intend by it, or indeed by Part II, to add to the Magisterium. Even so in Jesus of Nazareth Pts 1 & 2, I'm not aware that he denied it, unlike the people to whom I referred in my post, that is, those in positions of power and influence in the Church who have by their ideology, policies and action, consistently done so..

nath99 said...

Did anyone see this rather strong Open Message to Pope Benedict ? It says that the Vatican was supposed to have released the 3rd Secret of Fatima 50 years ago along with the hidden documents about the True Jesus. Its on audios at :