Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren
(10-22-2012, 12:01 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote:
(10-22-2012, 11:11 AM)Walty Wrote: ... it is NEVER easy to find fault in the Holy Father or any of his cardinals.  It always hurts.  It always makes us lament for the Church.

I believe this is true of you, and of many.

But there are definitely those who show a sort of glee in finding fault with the Holy Father. Why would they do so? Perhaps they don't really believe he is the Pope? But even many who don't believe so don't show joy in finding fault.

Maybe it's because it further justifies them in their own positions?

I don't know. But if this were always the attitude, if it really pained us in every instance to see fault but sometimes we had to consider the fault for the sake of truth, that would be a great improvement in the tone (in traddom in general, not just in this forum).

Anyway, that is an aside.

Unfortunately this isn't always the case.  I do think that sometimes there can be a certain joy in an otherwise ambiguous and vague lot of Catholicism when someone shows their hand a bit more than usual, but this isn't rejoicing in one holding heretical views, it is a rejoicing in the hope that this will bring more people to the truth.

Apart from that, there should be no rejoicing to find anyone in error, and that applies to both those inside of the Church and those outside of it.

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Re: Benedict: Take Joy in the Good of our Separated Brethren - by Walty - 10-22-2012, 01:39 PM

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