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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Bemoaning "Catholic polarization" surrounding the 2004 election

CNS STORY: Catholic polarization reached new peak in 2004 election, speaker says

What an odd report -- it clearly shows the elitism and hypocrisy of the "Social Justice Catholics."

"Now, 40 years from the great drama of Vatican II, our church manifests a healthy pluralism, a greater lay responsibility in its life and mission and a heightened social justice agenda," he said. "However, our church also has a weakened and more diffused institutional identity, we are in the midst of a very serious leadership crisis and a serious problem with regard to polarization.

"We have a 'blue faith,' if you will, and a 'red faith' as much as a community of faith," he added, drawing on the customary use of blue and red to distinguish between Democrats and Republicans, respectively. "In significant ways our church remains a house divided against itself as interest groups, ideological factions and in some cases individual Catholics compete to control the narrative of the Second Vatican Council, to act as a de facto magisterium (teaching authority), to fill or exploit leadership voids and to define Catholicism on their own terms or in terms of single-issue politics."


Ha. The liberals are discovering that they don't really like the monster they have created -- it is, after all, they who have caused the "diffused institutional identity" and the "leadership crisis" that we are now in.

They only want the laity to have a voice when they are the only laity.

The rest of the "report" is equally interesting, check it out -- the last breaths of whiny complaining from the extreme progressives. Last breaths, since they will not survive for much longer, and they know it. They have "diffused" the the Church's identity so much that none of their kids would ever consider a vocation to the priesthood. On the other hand, my generation is sick of the nonsensical relativistic pandering, and are completely accepting the whole Church and nothing but the Church. And we are the future, not them. Thus, their idea of the perfect Catholic Church is dying on the vine (and I bet that's one case where they would fight any attempt to justify euthanasia - people yes, ideology, no...)

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