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Friday, April 12, 2019

Pope Benedict on the betrayal of the RCC

The ex-Pope, or possibly genuine Pope, depending upon how you see these things, lambastes the moral degradation of his Church:
Benedict’s “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” has the unmistakable ring of a papal document. You might even call it a post-retirement encyclical.

It’s written with his signature precision and clarity of insight and offers a piercing account of the origins of the crisis and a ­vision of the way forward.

The church’s still-radiating crisis, Benedict suggests, was a product of the moral laxity that swept the West, and not just the church, in the 1960s. The young rebels of 1968, Benedict writes, fought for “all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer conceded any norms.”

Benedict adds: “Part of the physiognomy of the Revolution of 1968 was that pedophilia was now also diagnosed as allowed and appropriate.” This might strike contemporary readers as puzzling. But those who lived through that wretched decade will remember that some of the leading ’68ers also advocated “anti-authoritarian education,” which involved some pretty ­unsavory interactions between adults and children. Hippie communes weren’t child-friendly places, either.

“I have always wondered how young people in this situation could approach the priesthood and accept it, with all its ramifications,” Benedict writes. “The extensive collapse of the next generation of priests in those years and the very high number of laicizations were consequence of all these processes.”

The church, in other words, was no more immune to the disorders of that decade and its aftermath than the rest of society.

How come? Benedict blames clerics and theologians who, in the ­aftermath of Vatican II, abandoned natural law — the notion that morality is written into ­human nature itself and can therefore be grasped by human reason — in favor of a more “pragmatic” ­morality.

Under the new dispensation, “there could no longer be anything that constituted an ­absolute good, any more than anything fundamentally evil; there could only be relative moral judgments.”

The real world result was that “in various seminaries, homosexual clubs were established, which more or less openly and significantly changed the climate in seminaries.”

The new morality also encouraged a “critical or negative attitude toward hitherto existing tradition,” he writes, in favor of a “new, radically open relationship with the world.”

For one bishop, the German pontiff says, that meant going so far as screening porn for seminarians. In many seminaries, meanwhile, students caught reading his own books, written while he was still a cardinal and known for their doctrinal rigor, would be “considered unsuitable for the priesthood.”

The looseness of those years also affected how the church ­handled cases of abusive priests, who we now know targeted mostly boys and young men. In church proceedings, “the rights of the accused had to be guaranteed” above all else, “to an extent that factually excluded any conviction at all.”

Such absolutism in defense of the accused was ­incorrectly seen as a “conciliar” requirement — anything less was a betrayal of Vatican II. Hence the cover-ups and shuffling around of abusive priests.
You will note that the key to abnegating Christianity, even in the Church, is the redefinition of evil. The existence of evil is not, and has never been, a philosophical problem for Christianity. To the contrary, in the absence of the existence of evil, there is simply no need for the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, his Crucifixion, his Resurrection, salvation, or the Christian faith.

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72 Comments:

Blogger flyingtiger April 12, 2019 9:28 AM  

Benedict is the real pope. The Argentine guy is the pretender.

Blogger SemiSpook37 April 12, 2019 9:34 AM  

What I find ironic about this situation is that many of the hardliner Trads point a finger squarely at Papa Ratzinger as he was one of those contemporaries in that "revolution" for allowing things to happen as they did. I take the opposite approach, and that's while he may have been a part of that group, he recognized enough to try his damnedest to extricate himself from that, especially when he was elevated to Cardinal and made the Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

Blogger EK April 12, 2019 9:41 AM  

A step in the right direction. I know several young priests (<30) that have shied away from Vatican II politics and ideals. Perhaps within a generation or two Catholicism will regain its backbone. I'm not sure the same can be said of mainline Protestantism. Every Methodist church in my town flies a rainbow flag. Why cater to 4% of the population while alienating the 40% that don't approve of homosexuality?

Blogger Barbarossa April 12, 2019 9:42 AM  

About six months after Francis took over the helm of the Church in early 2013, we were having some event at my parish. For some reason, we went around the room canvassing opinions on the new pontiff. Everyone gushed about him. And then they got to me. My response: The fact that such a man could become pope revealed a significant rot within the structure. It's not gratifying to me to have been proven correct, especially since it wasn't that hard a prediction.

Also, even for non-Catholics, Benedict's "Introduction to Christianity" (written when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger) is a worthwhile, if dense read by a serious, erudite man. Read some of it and then compare/contrast the mindset that produced it to the clown show currently in charge in the Vatican.

Blogger Randomatos April 12, 2019 9:46 AM  

"The redefinition of evil." This is the defining sin of post civil-war America. Small steps, giant leaps, or a sidestepping shuffle, it's all motion down the road to hell, and not all the cobblestones were laid with good intentions.

Blogger Rex Leroy King April 12, 2019 9:46 AM  

"Physiognomy" is an interesting word to use in the current year. Surely Ratzinger can't be dogwhistling, right?

Blogger Joe Smith April 12, 2019 9:50 AM  

Isn't it a little bit precious for a guy that was involved in the cover up to come out against the cover up and not mention his own role in it? My knowledge of Benedict's role is basically Wikipedia level, though, so maybe I'm just misinformed about how involved he was.

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 12, 2019 10:01 AM  

It's always the "aftermath of Vatican II," never Vatican II itself. Not surprising, since he was one of its architects and still fully supports the revolution, only wants to simmer the frog more gently. Tree, fruits.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 12, 2019 10:02 AM  

EK wrote:Every Methodist church in my town flies a rainbow flag. Why cater to 4% of the population while alienating the 40% that don't approve of homosexuality?

You will serve God, or you will serve satan. There are no other options.

Blogger Dave Dave April 12, 2019 10:02 AM  

I hope this becomes the turning point for the Catholic Church. It will survive, and hopefully reach many of the people it lost. The purge must happen, and that will show the atheists that Catholics are not hypocrites and not evil. I have hope we will overcome this dreadful period of Godlessness.

Blogger Dirtnapninja April 12, 2019 10:02 AM  

He was overthrown by the lavender mafia once he started to make progress to root out the pedos and homosexuals.

Lesson here folks..dont give gays any influence in your churches. gays turn every institution they capture into bathhouse.

Blogger Weak April 12, 2019 10:05 AM  

Rex, I had that same thought about "physiogomy". Such a specific and unusual word choice, even for an erudite man like Benedict.

Blogger Lazarus April 12, 2019 10:13 AM  

Yet he ends on an optimistic note: “Yes, there is sin in the church and evil. But even today there is the holy church, which is indestructible.” Amen.

Sophistry. Anyone of the Church should not be in that organization. (or it's offshoots)


Revelation 18:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Blogger Jew613 April 12, 2019 10:15 AM  

It seems both John Paul II & Benedict XVI realized Vatican II is poison to Catholicism. They were pope, why not throw Vatican II out?

Blogger Nobody of Consequence April 12, 2019 10:16 AM  

Liars, damn liars and Catholics. 1647 Westminster Confession recognized the pope as the antichrist. I suspect these aberrant behaviors have been part of the church for many more decades, possibly centuries than the "good" pope admits.

Churchianity.

Blogger xevious2030 April 12, 2019 10:19 AM  

Pope in self-imposed exile, retired from the active day to day ministry of the Church, but not surrendering the overall ministry of the Church. Father Paul Kramer does a very good job of providing the distinction. With Bergoglio being a manifest heretic. He communicates through Facebook, including an April 10 post “There’s no place for Halal or mosques in the land of Christendom – OUT!” Anyway, to add, the attempt to redefine evil is the attempt to absolve Satan and shoddily conceal the influence he directly brings to the mind and the world, until such time he is revealed to them.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim April 12, 2019 10:22 AM  

“The Church was no more immune...”
That’s a huge problem right there. The lack of any autoimmune response most likely predates the 60’s. Ironically, like HIV, something weakened this response well before the sickness of the 60s came along.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 12, 2019 10:24 AM  

I'd say Fake Pope Benedict XVI is the Jeb Bush to Francis' Hillary Clinton, but he's too sneaky for that. Rather, he's more like the Jordan Peterson of the Vatican -- held up as some great conservative when he's anything but.

He also says Vatican II isn't being done correctly, rather than that it was pure evil. Nothing will ever get solved unless Catholics chuck Vatican II into the ashheap of history -- or the pit of hell -- where it belongs.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 April 12, 2019 10:39 AM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:It's always the "aftermath of Vatican II," never Vatican II itself. Not surprising, since he was one of its architects and still fully supports the revolution, only wants to simmer the frog more gently. Tree, fruits.

The rot and corruption of the Catholic Church goes back further than Vatican II. Most people don't even know what it says, and really if it was so terrible a document, then it is merely a symptom, not a cause.

I used to listen to Common Filth, a Christian critic of modern culture, and one of the things he would point out about the Catholics is that they never really dealt with homosexuals in any direct manner for the longest time. Instead, Catholic families would simply push their gay sons into the priesthood and lesbian daughters into convents.

Such failures are not new, by the way. We see this going far back in Bible with King David not properly dealing with the rape of his daughter Tamar by her half-brother Amnon, who by law should have been stoned to death. This directly lead to his own son Absalom stage a coup later on.

Evil must be purged in some way or another from your community. If it means banishment or exile or execution of the unrepentant, so be it. But it has to be done.

What the Catholic Church did with their unrepentant evil was place them in positions of power rather than excommunicating them. And this was more than likely going on long before Vatican II.

Blogger ZhukovG April 12, 2019 10:41 AM  

While I am certainly no fan of Pope Francis. For what its worth, Pope Benedict actually conferred with Francis on this letter and it was released with Pope Francis' approval.

Blogger Bellomy April 12, 2019 10:57 AM  

Benedict was perhaps not fit to be leader, but he is a remarkable intellect. An excellent document.

Blogger xevious2030 April 12, 2019 10:59 AM  

@6 You can bet “physiognomy” is a carefully chosen word. Father Kramer, whom I mentioned earlier, is old school Catholic, and is not beholden to (((them))). #7 Benedict XVI (I’m Catholic, and so I use the name) has apparently in hindsight seen the damage that has been done, and as Pope, started to clear the way to move away from it. #8 Aftermath is the appropriate term, as not all had intentions that were bad, and it points at the nature of something which provides a result (intended or not). #13 You have your reasoning’s, and a multitude of Protestants and non denominationals have their reasoning’s for being in their group and not the others. Regardless of organization, the focus being on the personal relationship with Jesus, Grace, and doing the work the Holy Spirit puts in a person

Mark 9:38-40 38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part.

Blogger IrishFarmer April 12, 2019 11:01 AM  


Sophistry. Anyone of the Church should not be in that organization. (or it's offshoots)


Revelation 18:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


Okay and our countries have institutionalized evil as well and therefore you had better come out of them. But when you do you'll see that this institutionalized evil is in fact the most prolific global ideology, or perhaps empire, that ever existed and if there is somewhere to escape it today there simply won't be tomorrow because this evil is constantly infiltrating and subverting anything that isnt already turned.

Then will you literally come out of the planet?

For those who think theres something special about the evil in the catholic church, for those who think it's best to get out and burn it to the ground, even if you did that you'll turn away from the ruined ashes only to find the evil you thought were destroying has found a home in literally every other institution around you too.

Point being, if you think abandonment, and neutralization, and escape are options in this fight then, no offense, but in my humble opinion you simple dont understand the true extent of the evil we are facing.

Blogger Silent Draco April 12, 2019 11:11 AM  

In the late '80s, I met a young man hired as a summer camp counselor. As I got to know him, it turned out that he was unhappy; had been sent away from his seminary in Australia to learn something about the world and people. The man had a strong soul and fidelity to original doctrine. That phrase from above:

... doctrinal rigor, would be “considered unsuitable for the priesthood.”

Sound like him and others of his outlook. I suspected at the time that he'd majorly ticked off two of the women or the hidden homo on the vocation review board, and was sent away to hopefully not return. When the rumors became too strong to control, I was certain that the Strong Womyn and lavender mafia didn't want any faithful priests within a stone's throw.

This also explains why Archbishop Chaput of Phiadelphia was never designated a cardinal, in a metropolitan that traditionally has that recognition, because he is doctrinally rigorous and faithful to the true teachings. The mafia don't want someone like that sitting as elector for the next Pope.

If you know of a good man with a Calling, you have to be careful to send him to a seminary operated by traditional priests, under a strong traditional bishop.

Blogger JG April 12, 2019 11:28 AM  

The Pope should be leading the charge to protect Christians around the world, but when Moslems massacre Christians in Nigeria, does he call on the faithful to fight back?

No. Instead, he's prancing around washing the feet of unbelievers pouring over the unprotected borders of Christendom. It's really hard for me not to believe Satan occupies the Vatican.

Blogger Stephen April 12, 2019 11:35 AM  

5. Randomatos April 12, 2019 9:46 AM

"The redefinition of evil." This is the defining sin of post civil-war America. Small steps, giant leaps, or a sidestepping shuffle, it's all motion down the road to hell, and not all the cobblestones were laid with good intentions.


I've been informed here (ad nauseum)that accountability for the genesis of societal decline in this country must be pinned on Boomers, as a cohort and as individuals.

Some here will see a more expansive view as mere blame-shifting away from their favorite grudge.

Blogger Gen. Kong April 12, 2019 11:39 AM  

Benedict still doesn't get it. Vatican II was the actual poison pill, not the climate of the 1960s. The host of demonic sewage of the 1960s invaded the RCC because the door had already been left wide open by 1965 (the finalization of Vatican II). Benedict's predecessor Paul VI was a Sodomite. Infiltration was going well before even Vatican II (the Roths basically took over the finances in the 19th century, for example) and the Sodomite infiltration was under way even in the 1920s. Nevertheless the great apostasy was Vatican II, when two skins of Satanism (Talmudism and Mohammedism) were designated as alternate pathways to the God. Light and Darkness share nothing in common. Whether Benedict or the others who failed repudiated the apostasy of Vatican II were actual popes is for others to decide, but Hi-Fellatin' Franny is obviously a pope only in Clown World.

Blogger Gregory the Great April 12, 2019 11:43 AM  

I cannot find anything wrong in what he is writing. And (@ 13) I think what he means with the indestructible church is something like a virtual church that will persist even when men fail and cathedrals fall. "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." (Matthew 18:20)

Blogger VFM #7634 April 12, 2019 11:56 AM  

Liars, damn liars and Catholics. 1647 Westminster Confession recognized the pope as the antichrist.

@15 Nobody of Consequence
Regarding the dude in the Vatican, they were 311 years too early.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 12, 2019 12:03 PM  

The rot and corruption of the Catholic Church goes back further than Vatican II. Most people don't even know what it says, and really if it was so terrible a document, then it is merely a symptom, not a cause.

I used to listen to Common Filth, a Christian critic of modern culture, and one of the things he would point out about the Catholics is that they never really dealt with homosexuals in any direct manner for the longest time. Instead, Catholic families would simply push their gay sons into the priesthood and lesbian daughters into convents.


@19 swiftfoxmark2
There was a deliberate movement among sh!tlibs, Communists, and other Cambridge Five types to infiltrate the Catholic Church SJW-style and take it over from within. It had to, and for decades before 1958, in order for there to be enough cardinals to finally start electing their own Antipopes then.

Catholic parents did undoubtedly push children who didn't appear interested in the opposite sex into the religious life because they figured they had a vocation, but I'm pretty sure child molestation and homosexuality was much, much rarer back then than it is now, considering how much pains sh!tlibs take to excuse perversion nowadays versus the social penalties back then.

Blogger PolitiCrump April 12, 2019 12:04 PM  

Most of the church hierarchy don't even believe in the faith. They're selling off diocese landholdings left and right in order to pay off the victims of their homosexual and pederast crimes. Along with the rampant laicization of evil clergymen, there are rapidly diminishing numbers of seminarians and monks/nuns.

Catholics, including myself, have become accustomed to having churches in every town to attend, sometimes several, but I suspect much of them will close down in the coming years. Nevertheless, the purge will be necessary, it will winnow out the true believers from the non-believers, and "separate the wheat from the chaff"

Blogger VFM #7634 April 12, 2019 12:05 PM  

Benedict was perhaps not fit to be leader, but he is a remarkable intellect. An excellent document.

@21 Bellomy
I'm guessing you're a Jordan Peterson fan too?

Blogger DonReynolds April 12, 2019 12:55 PM  

The Christian Church would love to be the universal faith of everyone and in recent times they tried to be just that by changing the faith so that it would be more pleasing and accommodating to the wicked and the evil.

It worked wonderfully. They filled the churches with wicked and evil people who had no use or support for the original faith, who in their turn pushed the church ever further from the Bible. Some of the faithful stopped coming to church because of the changes. When the wicked and the evil have made the church into a house of sin, even they stop coming... there being nothing left for them to accomplish.

Blogger Yordan Yordanov April 12, 2019 1:06 PM  

I'll keep an eye on for the English version, whenever it comes out.

Also, we are probably getting a glimpse into why he "retired" early.

Blogger Bellomy April 12, 2019 1:45 PM  

@32

I read the document, and have read other things by Benedict. I stand by what I wrote.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 April 12, 2019 1:58 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:
Catholic parents did undoubtedly push children who didn't appear interested in the opposite sex into the religious life because they figured they had a vocation, but I'm pretty sure child molestation and homosexuality was much, much rarer back then than it is now, considering how much pains sh!tlibs take to excuse perversion nowadays versus the social penalties back then.


If you've read "The Last Closet", you'd know that there were plenty of pedo-priests back before the 1960s. What really changed after the 1960s was that the Catholic Church would cover it up once it was made public. Before this, the Church would essentially let local justice prevail.

Yes, there was an effort of commies and other assorted wicked men to infiltrate the Churches of the world, with varying degrees of success. But to say that some document like Vatican II was the source of all the current problems of the Catholic Church is about as stupid as saying that the Constitution protects US citizens from the US government.

Blogger Charles April 12, 2019 2:09 PM  

The Novus Ordo religion is not the Roman Catholic Church. Meeting, in person, a true Catholic is almost as unlikely as meeting a Zoroastrian. There has been no Pope since the death of Pius XII in 1958. His death allowed Christianity's enemies to take control of the structure of the Church. So-called Vatican II followed. The R.C. Church still exists - it will until the end of this world - but there are very, very few Catholics. The Church is now what is was in the beginning - a handful of faithful, ignored or persecuted by the world, refusing to relinquish the True Faith.

Blogger Andres April 12, 2019 2:15 PM  

I know you have said many times that you are not a theologian. However, I greatly appreciate every time you share your insights on this, the most important of topics, the nature of evil, which is an eminently Christian topic. It always reminds me I'm on the right path.

Blogger Emmanuel April 12, 2019 2:48 PM  

Oh, like it matters. Even hardline Catholics are all going to hell anyways because they preach works salvation and all of them are thusly going to be judged by their works and found wanting like a thirsty man in, well, hell.

Blogger James Dixon April 12, 2019 3:16 PM  

> I think what he means with the indestructible church is ...

The Church is Christ's and he will not permit its destruction.

> I've been informed here (ad nauseum)that accountability for the genesis of societal decline in this country must be pinned on Boomers

No, you've been informed that the boomers are the full flowering of that decline, not it's genesis.

Blogger dumnonia-watchman April 12, 2019 4:35 PM  

>Then will you literally come out of the planet?

Scripture indicates that when numbers of the obedient and faithful get low enough, our Lord Jesus will return to put things right. (How many reading observe the Sabbath I wonder)?

>For those who think theres something special about the evil in the catholic church, for those who think it's best to get out and burn it to the ground, even if you did that you'll turn away from the ruined ashes only to find the evil you thought were destroying has found a home in literally every other institution around you too.

Point being, if you think abandonment, and neutralization, and escape are options in this fight then, no offense, but in my humble opinion you simple dont understand the true extent of the evil we are facing.

The Catholic Church is notably evil, because it distorts the truth of Christian faith, and leads millions (billions) to their eternal death, duped people, who would otherwise perhaps be saved.

It's not a fight, the Bible tells us to be separate, and when we can't do that, Jesus will return. If He doesn't do so, we lose, but He will do so, so we win. As usual our faith is counter-intuitive.

Those who are looking forward to any sort of 'fight' (like in Old Testament times) are oblivious to the arc of history, and the desperate state of the world. Prepare now, time is short.

Blogger SciVo April 12, 2019 4:41 PM  

xevious2030 wrote:@6 You can bet “physiognomy” is a carefully chosen word.

In a document on the folly of abandoning natural law, it's more of a steam whistle than a dog whistle.

Blogger Mark Stoval April 12, 2019 4:47 PM  

The Catholic Church is in deep trouble as many on this thread have pointed out. Even worse, all of the Christian churches are in deep trouble. Can you think of a Protestant denomination that is in good shape? Heck, the Russian church may be the most Godly on the planet at this point in time.

My reading of the book of Revelations tells me that at the end things will look absolutely hopeless. Then Jesus will come to set things right. I am thinking that we may be getting close to the time of reckoning.

The only thing I am real sure of is that mankind will never build a "heaven on earth". The Marxist dream of man bringing universal equality, peace, and love is just a delusion.

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:00 PM  

No. Ratzinger was an architect of Vatican 2. He is no more pope than Bergoglio. Heretics gonna heretic.

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:02 PM  

Repentance, if he has any, would not change the things he did. And he helped midwife Satan into the Vatican.
He’s no Pope.

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:05 PM  

This.
The logic is really simple.
You can’t be a heretic promoting heresy publicly and be a Catholic. You vacate your spiritual office there and then without any further official pronouncement being required.
Canon 188.4 of the only code of Canon law that is valid (1917) is very clear on it.

If you want more detail go to the about page here:
Canon188.com

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:08 PM  

Because Ratzinger was a major architect of it and JP a wild enabler of it.
Sometimes it’s astonishing to me how simple people are and their inability to understand the simplest subterfuge from the enemy.


Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:11 PM  

Precisely. Well said. Anyone that does not want to burn Vatican 2 and all who support it and all those who don’t actively want to burn it, are simply not Catholics, period.

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:13 PM  

Wrong. EVERY single point of Vatican 2 is a heresy. Read it.

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:16 PM  

Dude. He KNOWS. He wrote good chucks of it!

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 12, 2019 7:17 PM  

James Dixon wrote:The Church is Christ's and he will not permit its destruction.

Yes, and His Church is not dependent on any denomination or human institution.

Blogger The Kurgan April 12, 2019 7:20 PM  

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Blogger Odysseus April 12, 2019 7:36 PM  

-Oh, like it matters. Even hardline Catholics are all going to hell anyways because they preach works salvation-

You mean, like it says in the Bible?

Romans 2:5-6 (kjv)
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds

1 Corinthians 3:13-14 (kjv)

Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

2 Corinthians 5:10 (kjv)

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Blogger tublecane April 12, 2019 8:08 PM  

It's been my conviction for a long time that though there may be peaceful solutions to political and economic problems, certain enemy citadels shall have to be stormed. Only violence will work against the universities, and the same may be true with the Church.

The Church has of course seen violence before. It would be the end of days.

Blogger Sam Spade April 12, 2019 8:57 PM  

@43 great comment.

Blogger Daniel April 12, 2019 10:06 PM  

Argentine here. Yep. You are right

Blogger Paul M April 13, 2019 4:39 AM  

Pfft. Father McFiddly has been behaving inappropriately since long before the 60's, Benedict's attempts to blame it all on those dirty hippies notwithstanding.

Again and again, people who also trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation have pointed out that it's the (Doctrine? Dogma?) policy of priestly celibacy that is the chief cause of the RC priesthood being packed with perverts. When they do this, the response is "Ah ha! And why, I wonder, are those proddy dogs so keen on attacking this aspect of the faith?"

Can't helped by be reminded of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg . It *is* about the nail. 1 Tim 3:2-5 .

Blogger Yordan Yordanov April 13, 2019 5:26 AM  

@43 Orthodox dogma is relatively uncorrupted, due to the way the Orthodox Church works, but the physical body (whether manifested In Russia, Belarus, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine or what have you) is extremely corrupt. It's actually been having the problem of putting itself beneath the Government since before the Great Schism of 1054.

Blogger CM April 13, 2019 7:58 AM  

Again and again, people who also trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation have pointed out that it's the (Doctrine? Dogma?) policy of priestly celibacy that is the chief cause of the RC priesthood being packed with perverts

Because it's not. And anyone who thinks that doesn't understand the theology of christian discipline.

Where they failed on THAT was being lawyerly with words to justify being unchaste. Oh... it's not a woman so it isn't really sex.

Your statement is like saying fasting makes priests fat. (It doesn't)

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 13, 2019 9:29 AM  

tublecane wrote:The Church has of course seen violence before. It would be the end of days.

The Church isn't the corrupt denominations which must be torn down. Forcefully ending the Methodist or Presbyterian or Roman denominations would strengthen Jesus' Church, not attack it.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 13, 2019 10:05 AM  

CM wrote:... policy of priestly celibacy that is the chief cause of the RC priesthood being packed with perverts

Because it's not.


Agreed, it causes nothing. It does make it unnecessary for a pervert to pretend a normal interest in women. Priestly celibacy attracts perverts, makes it just a little easier for them to hide in the priesthood.

Then there is the whole issue of having priests, instead of relying on the risen Christ as our priest.

Blogger dienw April 13, 2019 10:33 AM  

Pope Benedict Just destroyed the "moral authority" of the fake pope.

Some did speculate at the time of his abdication that he was pressured by the homosexuals in the RCC's hierarchy.

Blogger cyrus83 April 13, 2019 11:56 AM  

Vatican II is a good example of a bait and switch. The people who unleashed the destruction that followed didn't really care so much what the council documents said, they were focused throughout on shaping the interpretation of them by means of media propaganda and relying on the fact that most Catholic faithful wouldn't take the time to read the documents and realize they were selling snake oil.

It didn't help that the first English translations of the documents to appear were done by SJW types while it took until 1975 for a more faithful translation to come out (the Vatican, at the time, wasn't in the habit of making its own translations of documents, so translations only came out if someone took an interest to do so). The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber, re-released as The Inside Story of Vatican II, is a good history written by someone who was there.

Vatican II clearly hasn't had the results hoped for by John XXIII or most of the bishops who were at the council. It's not the first time this has happened, First Nicaea also looked like a failure in the first decades after it took place, when Arianism despite the condemnation spread like wildfire. Eventually the mess will be straightened out, probably via a council to correct/re-interpret Vatican II and the errors of Francis, but it may take a while for it to happen.

Blogger Pathfinderlight April 13, 2019 12:24 PM  

Faithful Catholics have a term: spirit of Vatican 2. It comes from the SJW infiltrators own terminology. Any time someone says that phrase, they are telling you that what they're talking about actually has nothing to do with V2, but wish that it did. In other words, they're talking BS.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch April 13, 2019 3:04 PM  

I'm rather late to this thread. Been under the weather this entire week.

But Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI does not come out as any kind of a hero with these statements. In fact, I only grow more upset with his abandonment of the flock, to say nothing of his undying loyalty to Vatican II.

Blogger The Kurgan April 13, 2019 6:24 PM  


I am glad more than a few are now taking up the torch I have been carrying for two years as a Catholic and even before that as a non baptised heathen. Send people to the about page of Canon188.com if they need help understanding hinge.

Blogger The Kurgan April 13, 2019 6:29 PM  

If you think being celibate makes someone a pedophile you have some serious problems.

Blogger The Kurgan April 13, 2019 6:34 PM  

Your blog post on how you want to kiss Bergoglio’s ring is disgusting.
Bergoglio is a pedophile enabler, a fraud and not any kind of Catholic. Yet you bow before him. Pathetic. Thank God Catholics weren’t like you through the ages or there would have been no Christendom.

Blogger damaris.tighe April 14, 2019 4:30 AM  

Pope Benedict wrote an important and timely essay on 'What is Europe' that is very much worth reading.

A Vatican that regarded it a duty to safeguard Europe would be a wonderful thing.

Blogger Sherlock April 14, 2019 8:07 AM  

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Blogger VFM #7634 April 14, 2019 9:21 AM  

Yes, there was an effort of commies and other assorted wicked men to infiltrate the Churches of the world, with varying degrees of success. But to say that some document like Vatican II was the source of all the current problems of the Catholic Church is about as stupid as saying that the Constitution protects US citizens from the US government.

@36 swiftfoxmark2
Sure, but Vatican II is the most important fruit, and contributing factor, of the corruption. If Vatican II and everything stemming from it, such as the mutilation of all seven sacraments, isn't completely repudiated by Catholics, nothing will ever get solved.

Blogger The Kurgan April 14, 2019 7:10 PM  

Yes

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