Pope Benedict: Obsessed with Celestine V??
(07-02-2010, 10:27 PM)Walty Wrote:
(07-02-2010, 09:50 PM)Credo Wrote: Obsessed?

Hah.  No kidding.  He's visited the tomb twice?  How many times has he visited the tombs of other popes?

Good question. Not to mention that he declared a "Celestine year", in honor of the 800th anniversary of Celestine's birth which will end on Aug.29 this year. I hope all this attention for Celestine means he is trying to gather his strength to face the wolves in the Church. Anyone else notice this passage in his homily ending the year of the priests?
"The Church too must use the shepherd’s rod, the rod with which he protects the faith against those who falsify it, against currents which lead the flock astray. The use of the rod can actually be a service of love. Today we can see that it has nothing to do with love when conduct unworthy of the priestly life is tolerated. Nor does it have to do with love if heresy is allowed to spread and the faith twisted and chipped away, as if it were something that we ourselves had invented. As if it were no longer God’s gift, the precious pearl which we cannot let be taken from us. Even so, the rod must always become once again the shepherd’s staff – a staff which helps men and women to tread difficult paths and to follow the Lord."



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Re: Pope Benedict: Obsessed with Celestine V?? - by Cetil - 07-03-2010, 06:55 AM

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