Pope's failure in Germany
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I don't know who David Werling is, but apparently he knows nothing about the pope's visit, has just digested some Mass Media information and now thinks he is well-informed.
(09-24-2011, 10:17 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Germany is not playing out like his UK trip last year. He has reached out to just about everyone, except German Catholics. The lack of enthusiasm among German Catholics certainly hasn't been improved by the pope's actions or words. As one Catholic German remarked, "has he even said one word to us?" Is the reason why the pope has spent so much time "reaching out" to Jews, Muslims, Protestants, and atheists in Germany because he's finding it hard to locate German Catholics to dialogue with?
Unlike the World youth day visit, this is not a pastoral visit. This is a state visit. The pope was invited as a head of state by the German head of state. Nevertheless, this is still misinformed (and I bet this "Catholic German" is an invention, did he phone David Werling for his remark?). The pope went out of his way to visit the Eichsfeld a remote Catholic area in the middle of reformation Germany. He specially lauded the Catholics there for staying true to the faith during the Communist area, while all the protestants around them left the faith.

Quote:His words to the German government assure politicians that they can govern without regard to God or Christ the King.
Obviously David Werling has not heard the Holy Father's speech, or he didn't understand it. The pope is subtle and no hard-hitter, yes, but this was one of the most brilliant speeches I have heard in a long, long time. The Holy Father has taken apart the very foundations of modern society. And some uber-trads are just too thick to get it.
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Pope's failure in Germany - by Vetus Ordo - 09-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by lauermar - 09-24-2011, 11:31 AM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Thomas58 - 09-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Thomas58 - 09-24-2011, 12:27 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by timoose - 09-24-2011, 12:51 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Landelinus - 09-24-2011, 12:57 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Valz - 09-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Freudentaumel - 09-24-2011, 01:49 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Valz - 09-24-2011, 01:52 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Freudentaumel - 09-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Landelinus - 09-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Freudentaumel - 09-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by tradne4163 - 09-24-2011, 03:44 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Dewi - 09-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by City Smurf - 09-24-2011, 04:39 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Adam Wayne - 09-24-2011, 04:46 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by City Smurf - 09-24-2011, 04:53 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Adam Wayne - 09-24-2011, 05:00 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Vetus Ordo - 09-24-2011, 05:22 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by FHM310 - 09-24-2011, 06:32 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Vetus Ordo - 09-24-2011, 06:47 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Vetus Ordo - 09-24-2011, 06:57 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by dan hunter - 09-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Vetus Ordo - 09-24-2011, 08:39 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Vetus Ordo - 09-24-2011, 09:07 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by dan hunter - 09-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by GottmitunsAlex - 09-24-2011, 09:36 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by dan hunter - 09-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by dymphna17 - 09-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by INPEFESS - 09-25-2011, 01:10 AM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Freudentaumel - 09-25-2011, 08:04 AM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Dewi - 01-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by SaintSebastian - 01-27-2012, 07:38 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Guardian - 01-27-2012, 08:04 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by SouthpawLink - 01-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by SaintSebastian - 01-27-2012, 11:55 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Dewi - 01-28-2012, 12:02 AM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Richard C - 01-28-2012, 12:13 PM
Re: Pope's failure in Germany - by Magdalene - 01-28-2012, 12:58 PM
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