Showing posts with label Pope Benedict XVI.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pope Benedict XVI.. Show all posts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

When Silence is Shame -- When Will Benedict XVI Say Something?

Pope Benedict With the Prince of the
Apostles, Peter
(Vatican) There is an attempt of a paradigm shift of revolutionary proportions in progress within the Catholic Church. "Revolucion Francisco" is how it is being reported by the Argentine television station Canal 9 on the Synod of Bishops. "Is Pope Francis initiating a revolution?" Austrian Broadcasting Corporation  hopefully asked  today. 

The French Revolution, which has yet to happen in the one Church of Jesus Christ is more than two hundred years too late, as Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini once expected.  Part of the shock troops of  a casuistic rebuilding of the Church's moral teaching, which raises the exception to the rule, is the Jesuit Order. What Cardinal Martini failed at, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has succeeded: the rise of the first Jesuit to the throne of Peter.
A commentary by Giuseppe Nardi
For 17 months a confusing rant about the people of God has been going down: attempts to abolish sin, destroy the understanding of sin, the idea of good and evil leading to absurdity and uplifting the autonomous conscience to be the last instance. A few days ago the Pope called out to the people: "There is no God." The intention of the statement could be awkward to explain. The question of what benefits it is supposed to have, this confusing, yes destructive, statement  by the head of the Church, however, is not being answered.

Would  the Case of Henry VIII. Have Been  "Dismissed" Differently in the Hands of Jesuit Casuistry?

The uniqueness of Catholic charity in the admonition of the sinner, the condemnation of sin and absolution in the confessional with penance is being replaced by a "new charity" of laissez faire and dissolved beyond recognition. The Church is to no longer to penetrate the world, but the world, the Church. The subversion of order in the Church from theocentricity to anthropocentrism is finding its completion. Christ is the comrade , the one who is addressed disrespectfully with a knock on the shoulder as a chum, then quickly disposed of, unnoticed in the priorities of the individualistic egoism. The rest is dialectical self-adulation and the honey of taking their own path. Gilbert Keith Chesterton whose fictional character, Father Brown, however, says about the healing responsibility and importance of the Church and the priesthood: "We must say the word that saves from hell"?
The Synod of Bishops revealed, that in 2014, the Cardinals Kasper, Marx and Schönborn, with papal support, would have dismissed the case against the English King Henry VIII. in 1534. Casuistically. The Martyrdom of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More were not the way of loyalty to the reigning pope, but the fidelity to the teaching and mission of Christ. A key difference.

When Does Benedict XVI. Manifest the Sign of Contradiction?

So the question arises as to whether and when the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. will manifest a sign of contradiction and hurry  to the defense of the Church's teaching. After all, he carries a substantial share of the responsibility that it has come to this, as it has come. Irrefutable fact is that the 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires would never have become Pope, had Benedict XVI not declared his resignation.  Whatever the background that led to this startling step, we can only speculate. What is certain is that the official explanation must be noted, however, there can be few good reasons for a step of such importance.
Pope Benedict XVI. announced in February 2013 that he would  be "invisible for the world", but continue his work in other ways, in sacrifice and prayer for the Church. Come it's different. Because of the radical contrast between Pope Francis and his predecessor, began to arouse the suspicions among the people of God after the conclave at the Vatican, the feeling that  between incumbent and retired, there wasn't the slightest difference between the two popes. The results were scenes of encounters of two popes, which triggered much ridicule in the world,  and the many faithful people for good reason were irritated more than reassured. A retired existence   may understandably conform to the thinking of social legislation  of trade unions, however, it is contrary to the commission of Christ, which the faithful feel instinctively.
When does Benedict XVI. a sign of contradiction?

The end of a great shepherd as remote-controlled sheep?

Rather than remain invisible to the world in sacrifice and prayer, Benedict XVI  entered, whomever his  successor wants, to be in the public, dumb and as an extra. Through his punctual appearance before the public eye,  continuity is mimicked and indirectly conveys the impression that Benedict XVI himself would approve the upheaval being urged on by Pope Francis.
The end of a great shepherd as remote-controlled sheep is unworthy of Benedict XVI. and is just another form of subsequent dismantling of his pontificate. The spectacle of the performances of Benedict XVI., recently presented on the Day of The Elderly, introduced at the  senior club of pensioners, gives the impression of a puppet in the hands of a puppeteer. An impression of the exploitation that has something unworthy in itself. Its confusion which culminated this last April 27, as in the controversial, politically correct double canonization of John Paul II., and unmiraculous John XXIII., two popes concelebrated in St. Peter's Square.

Attempt to Lay Hands on the Roots of the Catholic Church founded by Christ

At the Synod of Bishops, the experiment was obviously to overturn the Church's sacraments, and thus to lay hands on the roots of Christianity and the Catholic Church. The unspeakable interim report is eloquent proof. It will be corrected and straightened out for the final report. Should it not  be written ex novo, but it will remain a rotten fruit in the matrix. Given these dramatic events in the Church, it would send a strong signal if Benedict XVI., who has received the Papal invitation to participate on Sunday at the conclusion of the Synod and the beatification of Paul VI, would stay away.
He has a lot of other ways only but to withdraw from the choreographic assigned role. Whether as emeritus pope, a role he has ascribed to himself and where it will have certainly meant something, or equipped as a cardinal of the Church, as a bishop or a priest, with his own will, he can lay aside his reticence and silence, but it need not be. Especially not after he has been silent for one and a half years, however, exploited by his successor. Nowhere is it written that Benedict XVI. must not raise his voice. No ecclesiastical provision forbids him.

Benedict's Duty of Fraternal Correction of His Successor

Has he not rather a duty to Christ and His bride, the Church? Does he not  also have a commitment to fraternal correction of his successor and the cardinals and bishops? To show commitment as well as visible help and support for all consecrated and faithful people? The claim that one message from Benedict XVI. would involve the danger of a schism in itself, is without any foundation. The truth can never be the cause of a schism, only the error and therefore the deviation from the truth.
As Cardinal Kasper makes his voice heard, so also can Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. assert himself  throughout, and  especially with his whole authority and weight. It was just Cardinal Kasper, who a few days after his resignation and a few days before the start of the conclave against Benedict XVI, uttered a warning which he himself described as "advice". He warned the newly resigned Pope from the pages of the daily newspaper, La Repubblica, who himself would play shortly thereafter an important and controversial role for Pope Francis, not to "interfere in matters of Church government and Church politics" in any way. It was an irony of fate, just as have been made ​​at the time of official moment of resignation, that was for Kasper,   the favor of the lucky hour. If the resignation had occurred a few days later, Kasper would have no longer been able participate in the conclave that influenced the election of the new Pope  and  become, with papal mandate, the spokesman of the "new charity". Kasper can warn, but Benedict XVI. not let them impress him: Wherever he appears,  Tu es Petrus must be intoned. Tu es Petrus! This does, however, mean something quite independently from those associated with the resignation and controversial issues.
The abdicated Pope will sacrifice in secret for the Church and pray. But it is also not clear that he truly serves the Church with his silent appearances in public,   nor to bring help for the salvation of millions of more or less disoriented people . No authority in the world could disincentive Benedict XVI.  from  entering into his present position in the Church by other gestures than in the past few months and especially by statements in defense of the truth of the Church's doctrine and maintenance of order. Nobody, except he himself,  could also prevent him from celebrating  the Immemorial   Mass  of All Ages in the Vatican or outside.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Noteworthy Words of the Nuncio About the True Council

Die Pummerin läutet zum Abschied von Papst Benedikt XVI. [Bild: kreuz-net]
Pontifical High Mass in the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna at the end of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.  

On the evening of the 28th of January in the year of the Lord 2013, a Pontifical Mass for the end Benedict XVI’s Pontificate was given in a completely filled Cathedral and Metropolitan Church, St. Stephen in Vienna by the Apostolic Nuncio of Austria, Archbishop Peter Zurbriggen for the end.

The Liturgy -- the Novus Ordo -- was meagre;  the vestments were unlovely; the musical arrangements could have been better arranged; what was certainly a noteworthy cause for joy were the words of the Nuncio, who praised the deeds of Benedict XVI. and at the same time remained in no way thoroughly empty and inert.

In the German National Church in Rome, at the grave of Pope Hadrian VI.: there is an inscription which reads significantly, that even the best man of the time, in which he is put, will leave an important mark on his efforts.  Zurbriggen noted that this is applicable in a certain way also for Benedict XVI., who was called to the Papal throne in difficult times for the Church.

The Nuncio cited Benedict’s speech on the present Dictatorship of Relativism, against which the Pope has ever encouraged to reach for Christ, that very trust in God, to which Jeremiah also called upon, from which the reading of the Mass was chosen.

Interpretation of Vatican II

The three Encyclicals of the Pope were mentioned, his work on “Jesus of Nazareth” and Benedict’s efforts toward the correct understanding of Liturgy and for the correct interpretation of the Second Vatican Council,  which also must not be meant as a break,  according to which it is completely different, as it has been near to the almost 2,000 years before that.

So it is also even misleading to speak of a Pre-Conciliar and a Post-Conciliar Church.  Every false interpretation of the Council has brought us to each crisis, in which the Church today finds itself, as the Nuncio clearly formulated: and he still significantly noted, that for us, the true value of the Council, and every true and valid Council, will only then be solved, when the modernist rubbish heaped till now has been thrown out.

At 8 o’clock in the evening, shortly before the Consecration, the Nuncio stopped, as the solemn silence within the Gothic Cathedral the bells began to toll to signal the beginning of the elevation, at the same time of the voluntary end of this Pontificate. Tears welled up in the eyes of some.  Doubtless a historical moment.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Church’s Enemies Lick Their Chops at the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

The singularity of Pope Benedict’s decision has awakened the greed of the anti-Rome circles.

[] At the Consistorium of the 11th of February 11th 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced to the assembled Cardinals his abdication of the Petrine Office entrusted to him on April 19th 2005, as “my powers in consequence of advanced age is no longer enough, in order to execute the Petrine Office in a reasonable way”  -- it was probably the most unusual step, which one could expect from a Pope.  But perhaps not only from a German Pope,  who also saw the last days of John Paul II, and experienced the marked limitations and personal sufferings first hand.

Interpretation of Duty

This is where the German interpretation of the virtue of duty (and the understanding of their physical incapacity) on the interpretation of his predecessor, whose longtime personal secretary and present Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, put it clearly: “One does not climb down from the cross!”

The Holy Father had drawn only a small circle into his confidence about himself, making his decision after repeated examination of conscience before God. Even for Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Dean of the College of Cardinals it was "a bolt from the blue," German Cardinal Meisner was "totally shocked": "The ministry is indeed a kind of fatherhood. The father indeed one remains one all of his life.”

Nevertheless, the step is the Pope as sovereign over Christendom is respected per se as legitimate - if he was right, however, we do not know.

Greed of the Anti-Clericalists

That of anti-clerical as well as inner-church anti-Roman side now tries falsely to conjure a desacralization of the papacy, which is only an expression of their political will.

So for example, one of the leading Italian Freemasons, Ernesto Galli della Loggia of all people, tries to get a foot in the door to the Vatican: "If it is possible, namely, that a pope resigns - and a centuries-old practice at the highest summit were overturned - then so other innovations are possible. Then, just as other age-old practices … may be overthrown. “

Galli speaks to the Curia, the mode of determination of the next pope: "Can not ... the election of a pope be subject to a handful of old male oligarchs ...? May the power of the Congregations still be in their own hands? Is it acceptable that there is still a boil that exists like the IOR, the Vatican Bank? “

These violent attacks by the representatives of an organization that is not suspected of being in too close proximity to Rome to show one thing: The fact that it has not yet managed to establish themselves in the Curia, and that the Vatican Bank (probably one of the few banks) is not controlled by them - one should rather look after the scandal of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and its ousted (Masonic) CEO Giuseppe Mussari and the role of Mario Draghi, the current ECB chief.

Greed of the Flower Children

In a similar horn blow the Left-Catholic anti-Roman troops are summoned, who now bring their remote corny jokes out of mothballs from the time of 1968 again: women priests, "opening oneself" for democratic structures of localism (trans. media-driven election of bishops) that the Church of Rome has to "get away from the Roman centralism” reconsidering abolishing the celibate clergy, and “allowing open, humble, compassionate, especially to the people who live differently than the equivalent officially-ecclesiastical doctrines"(remarried divorcees and Homo-erroneous).

The path of Pope Benedict XVI.
But just as the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. has taken the right and opposite way to the aforementioned: The recovery of the tradition of the Church (with its fiercest advocates, the SSPX), and a return to the core of the faith.

What the Church needs the least, is a self-secularization by political functionaries and transparency afforded by the media, as the gateway to the Vatican.
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