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Friday, April 22, 2005

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Joseph Ratzinger

Bless you, my child.

Dan M

The Pope is not "laying down any law," he is merely pointing out the obvious, that conscience still makes itself felt, despite the blandishments of modern culture. All the elites in the world cannot totally quell the voice of conscience. Which is lawgiver, witness for or against us, and finally at our last day ultimate judge of how well, or otherwise we adhered to the goading of conscience.

Christ himself answered the last question put to him before his death by stating "the reason I was born, the reason I came into this world, was to bear testament to the TRUTH." Notice he used the word "truth," not opinion, not value, nor did he use the word fad. No, the word he used was truth, and the quality of truth is that it applies semper, et pro semper.

That the world would so rapidly set out to eviscerate the new Pope is lamentable, but hardly surprising. Most of the early Popes KNEW, that accepting the job was the surest route to a rendezvous with martyrdom. So at this late date, the world hates the Pope, and the world hates the truth, and of course the world hates the Catholic Church. Well, look at it this way, would you really WANT to be on the same wavelength with the elites of this age, with the Tina Browns, with the Ted Turners, the Keith Olbermans, the Maureen Dowds?

I don't think so.

They scorn us, and deem us fools. That too is nothing new, the Faith has always been "a folly to the Greeks, and a stumbling block to the Jews, BUT TO THOSE THAT BELIEVE the power and the wisdom of God." It was always a scandal, a "folly," a "stumbling block" to somebody.

The Church came of age in the catacombs, and as all things come full circle, we must be spirtually prepared to offer a similar resistance to the perversity of our times, intellectually, morally, spiritually. We must be so prepared, even if we are never asked to physically take refuge therein.

Dan M

The Pope is not "laying down any law," he is merely pointing out the obvious, that conscience still makes itself felt, despite the blandishments of modern culture. All the elites in the world cannot totally quell the voice of conscience. Which is lawgiver, witness for or against us, and finally at our last day ultimate judge of how well, or otherwise we adhered to the goading of conscience.

Christ himself answered the last question put to him before his death by stating "the reason I was born, the reason I came into this world, was to bear testament to the TRUTH." Notice he used the word "truth," not opinion, not value, nor did he use the word fad. No, the word he used was truth, and the quality of truth is that it applies semper, et pro semper.

That the world would so rapidly set out to eviscerate the new Pope is lamentable, but hardly surprising. Most of the early Popes KNEW, that accepting the job was the surest route to a rendezvous with martyrdom. So at this late date, the world hates the Pope, and the world hates the truth, and of course the world hates the Catholic Church. Well, look at it this way, would you really WANT to be on the same wavelength with the elites of this age, with the Tina Browns, with the Ted Turners, the Keith Olbermans, the Maureen Dowds?

I don't think so.

They scorn us, and deem us fools. That too is nothing new, the Faith has always been "a folly to the Greeks, and a stumbling block to the Jews, BUT TO THOSE THAT BELIEVE the power and the wisdom of God." It was always a scandal, a "folly," a "stumbling block" to somebody.

The Church came of age in the catacombs, and as all things come full circle, we must be spirtually prepared to offer a similar resistance to the perversity of our times, intellectually, morally, spiritually. We must be so prepared, even if we are never asked to physically take refuge therein.

RB

Peggy Noonan, a Catholic conservative, has been berating the McCain/Palin ticket for the last 2 months.
She was on Oprah today, all giddy for Barack!

I am disappointed with Peggy Noonan. She is beginning to seem like one of those snooty East Coast (Manhattan & Washington) types who is contemptuous of Middle America. They don't like Sarah Palin because she sounds like a Minnesota housewife and didn't attend an Ivy League university.

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