The Dictatorship of Relativism and the resignation of the Pope
Utterly devastated by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
I must admit to being utterly devastated by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. A Pope that I had a deep love and respect for having supported him as Cardinal Ratzinger when head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith long before he became Pope. And at the last Conclave I didn’t dare hope he would become successor of St Peter and was over joyed when he was announced. Here we had a Pope who was not afraid to stand up to the dictators of secularism. It was obvious that he was well liked by the ordinary Catholics with chants of his name ringing out from young people wherever he went. No one will ever forget his wonderful visit to Britain in 2010 for despite all the anti-Catholic bigotry of the previous six months Catholics turned up in their hundreds of thousands.
I am also very angry that more Catholics could not have supported him better. Why could more Catholics have not seen through the utter and complete anti-Catholic bias of the BBC and their like, I’ll never know? If they did, they’re wish to be entertained was stronger than their faith, those who used the excuse about being informed when there was just so much media must mean they were a state of denial.
The BBC in particular have been out to undermine him and Catholic teachings, perhaps one of their most shameful tactics was to use the victims of the child abuse crisis in the Catholic Church as a battering ram on him and Catholic moral teaching. At the same time under playing the similar child abuse crisis in the Anglican Church – The Reformation is not over! However, one of the biggest child abuse centres was actually at the BBC. And what is more telling was this was the biggest cover up of all with many BBC managers and colleagues knowing about Jimmy Savile’s sexual exploits with young girls and boys. They even pulled a programme on it – but even this is being down played now. And there were many more child abusing celebrities.
Gay marriage and the Pope’s abdication
Sadly the sheer weight of secularism and the hate generating media seems to have got the better of him. With country after country ignoring the Pope pleas against so called Gay marriage he must have felt that this is the job for a younger man. Many Catholic countries have gone the Gay marriage route ignoring the teachings of the Church and following the homosexual supporting media. And yet the greatest child abusers of all are homosexuals.
If this resignation is not a wake-up call then the Catholic Church is in serious trouble. We know from Sacred Scripture that the Gates of Hell can never prevail against Peter so the Church can never die. But how many souls will be lost if the Church’s teachings become sidelined or worse changed to suit the modern world.
News has reached me of Catholics in the work place keeping quiet as their anti-Catholic work-mates exult over them as they see as a vindication of their views that the Pope was bad. Of course these view as all their views have been generated by an anti-Catholic media brainwashing them as the mere media fodder that they are.
I agree with you. The group most to blame for the success of the secularists and homosexuals are the Catholics themselves, who simply ignore the teaching of the Church and sideline the Pope as some kind of dictator. How on earth could Spain have legalized gay marriage as one of the most Catholic countries in the world, without Catholics betraying their faith en masse.ReplyDelete
There are far too many 'know it alls' in our Church who have never read the Bible or studied the Catechism. They are easy pickings for the media which panders to the vacuum in their proud mind by filling it with lies.
The truth is out there, but who wants to know?
For some odd reason Spain got an anti-Catholic socialist government. Gay marriage was just another Catholic bashing tool for them – now look at the mess they are in. God will not be mocked.Delete
I hope it will end up with a new pope who is equal to Benedict. His age and nobody knows his state of health made it difficult.ReplyDelete
One must try not to be too pessimistic we have an enormous struggle ahead . I believe the more we are attacked the stronger we will become . Perhaps smaller in number but tougher and more resolute.!
Thank you Rigby for your rousing words - I guess I have seen too much media over the last decade or so and it’s easy to be exasperated by it all. It’s even harder for a Catholic bishop let alone a Pope! Let’s hope we get a Pope that can be strong and lead the fight back..Delete
The most dreadful news. I suspect it explains why there are still no new English bishops appointed. Pope Benedict stated shortly after becoming Pope that he would not take actions if he was not in situ to see through the consequences, i.e. which bound the hands of his successor. Whilst pondering whether to resign I think he must have told the Congregation for Bishops to tread water.ReplyDelete
And, of course, the SSPX may have blown the best or only chance they will have to reconcile with the Holy See.
Althouth there will not be an English cardinal voting in the conclave, because Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor is now over 80, I suspect it is now certain that Abp Nichols will get his red hat in due course. Only Pope Benedict might have had the determination to refuse it.
And as for the future of the Liturgy...! The liberal will be dancing in the street (ands on the altar) tonight.
I am always haunted by the fact that the Good Lord allowed all of North Africa to be taken from the Faith and now, many centuries later, the Christian presence is down to 2-3%. If the cardinals in conclave choose unwisely, all of Christian Europe will be poised to go the same way - first collapsing in the face of 'secularism' - whichh is simply the old paganism writ large and much more deadly - and then swept away in the triumph of Islam - waiting in the wings for its own trial of strength with the secularists.
We need much prayer and the intercession/intervention of the Virgin Mother.
Crusader Name: St Cecilia
Yes thank you Crusader we need to pray a lot in the coming weeks. Lets hope we get the Pope we need and not the one we deserve.Delete
Testing times does not mean that we will collapse in Europe into secularism . Remember Spain,Portugal , Sicily Greece and most of the Balkans returned back to Christianity.ReplyDelete
Spain brought about a dynamism that was able to create a massive Catholic community in South America and the Phillipines. Portugal also and also in Africa and India
It is pessimism that will destroy us not external enemies read your gospel !
If we are resolute it will turn out a lot better than is at present hoped for. Lets have constructive people bringing hope to all who read this blog.
you are right Rigby. Nevertheless we need to pray and to work as much as we can.Delete
Just been looking at the BBC news website item on the Pope's resignation. Some very nasty stuff posted in the comments section. If anybody is a member and able to post then perhaps they could engage?ReplyDelete
I know the sort of nasty stuff you mean I've looked at the BBC and the Huffindon Post before. Some of it is sheer hate inspiring bigotry.Delete
If you read CUTS you will see that the BBC is a direct way of contacting Satan.ReplyDelete
I am so desperately sorry that we have lost such a holy and gentle Pope. Contrast the cruelty of the media. We knew who controls it but who would listen?ReplyDelete
I would be extremely worried if the BBC or other "progressive" media said anything good about Roman Catholics. As Christians we should expect to be continually attacked , it is all in the gospels .ReplyDelete
It is also going to get worse , so we must all prepare ourselves and whatever happens try to keep in good cheer .
Our next actions will be to rejoice in the new Pope and prepare ourselves for the difficulties ahead in a constructive manner.
It is certainly not going to be easy but we will get there in the end.
Don't despair. Who knows what the papal election will bring? It will be guided by the Holy Spirit.ReplyDelete
Crusader name: St Teresa of Avila