Oct 20, 2009

Benedict XVI -- What a Pope!

This elderly Pope Benedict XVI has decided to make his last days on earth some of the most productive times of any Fathers of the Church. What a great blessing he is to the Church of our times. He has turned the outcoming tide of liberal pollution back into stale and stagnant waters. For a good illustration, read John L. Allen, Jr.'s article of October 9, 2009, Calling this week in Rome 'eventful' is an understatement.

What happened today is even more toasty warm with the decisive conclusion of Pope Benedict XVI to assist faith full Christians in the Anglican communion. The way has been paved for Anglicans to rejoin the Catholic Church and become full communicants, with an Apostolic Constitution that creates a "Personal Ordinariate" for them. Now, THAT'S a major event of a whole papal lifetime! Yet this event is only one of several major events of Benedict's short pontificate.

The current decision affecting Anglican entry into the structure of the Church reminds me of my brother-in law learning about that the birth parents and their families were coming to their son's wedding. He said joyfully, "The family's just become a little bigger!" What a beautiful thought of an enlarged family, and it also applies to Anglicans who are spiritually distraught and ill with the ordination of women and homosexuals in their old communities.

Will they accept all the teachings of the Church (e.g., divorce, contraception)? Probably not--that's the way it is with incomplete Christians who have heard only part of the truth. Yet I believe their hearts are good and they want to do God's will, and solid teaching is all that many will need to fully embrace the faith. They have been through a spiritual hell and the Pope wants to extricate them from that situation.

The Pope has not established a Personal Ordinariate for traditional Catholics who prefer the old Latin rite. However, local Bishops are beginning to permit more parishes to be formed to fully serve the Latin Mass folk. St. Anne's Parish in San Diego (with a seating capacity of over 300) is an excellent example of the fervor and commitment of Latin Mass communities.

St. Anne's was reestablished as a personal parish for the Traditional Latin Mass apostolate under the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter on October 7, 2008. One year later, they have four Sunday Masses and twice daily Mass during the week. It has helped that major repairs and re-construction were undertaken by the FSSP priests to restore St. Anne’s Church as a suitable House of God.

What about Personal Ordinariates for the SSPX Latin Mass communities? Fr. Z says "This [the Anglican agreement] could be important down the line also for SSPXers."


bobw45 said...

God bless Pope Benedict. I only wish that when he became the #1 man, he could have been as young as JPII was. Lord grant him many more years and an intact sanity.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with Anglicans returning to the Catholic Church without completely leaving all their Anglican liturgical uses. If they are coming back into the Church they should leave everything that made them heretics and schismatics behind.

The Catholic Church is creating all this branches within the Catholic Church forgeting that the Catholic Church should be ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC.

Mike said...

You are being sent into Hell forever by the non-Catholic heretic cult that was founded on 8 December 1965 at the Vatican.

Satan's Vatican-2 heretic cult "teaches" exactly the OPPOSITE of the Catholic Sources of Dogma ... which are infallible and unchangeable ... on a wide range of Dogmatic subjects.

Physical participation in a heretic cult causes you automatic excommunication from the Catholic Church … you have been removed from Christianity (the Catholic Church). See Section 13.2 of my website > > Immaculata-one.com.

There are well over 200 anti-Christ heresies against Catholic Dogma in the founding documents of the Vatican-2 heretic cult (the documents of the "Vatican-2 council").

I list 50 of these outrageous soul damning heresies in Section 12 of the above site.

Following the V-2 heresy (in red) I provide Catholic Sources of Dogma and citations which PROVE that the Vatican-2-ists are LYING against the Dogma.

If you ever want to be Christian (that is enter the Catholic Church) you must make a Formal Abjuration of your physical participation in a heretic cult (the Vatican-2 cult). The Catholic Dogma which REQUIRES this is on Section 19.1 of my website.

Section 19.1 also provides the Abjuration itself (simply download the ms-word file). If you Abjure you can be back in the Catholic Church in 45 minutes.

By the wrath of the Catholic God ... our formerly Catholic buildings were taken away from us on 8 December 1965.

The meaning of the "Gates of Hell" scripture was formally defined in a Source of Dogma at the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 A.D. -- as heresy not prevailing against the Dogma, this scripture has absolutely nothing to do with the Catholic Office of the Papacy.

Only the Catholic Church has the Office of the Papacy ... the Vatican-2 heretic cult does not have this office … see Section 13.4 of the website.

Please see the Catholic Sources of Dogma on Automatic Excommunication for heresy or for physical participation in a heretic cult on Section 13.2 of the website.

This Dogma is operative on your soul at this time, as well as on all of the souls of the Vatican-2-ists ... just as it is operative on the souls of "lutherans", "methodists", "evangelicals", etc.

Please see Section 10.2 of the site for the Dogma on how to return to the state of grace when sacramental confession is not available. You have not been to sacramental confession since 1965 ... there is NO forgiveness of sins outside of the Catholic Church in any heretic cult.

Please e-mail if you have any questions:
or Slave_BVM@mail.com

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Christian Dream Interpretation said...

Jesus asked who "people say" he is. Then he asked "who do YOU say I am?" He was contrasting listening to what people say with what God speaks to our hearts. When Peter answered that Jesus is the Son of God (which all of them knew, and scripture shows us many of them said so at the very first instant they met Jesus), then Jesus said "this" is what the Kingdom is built on.
The "this" is NOT Peter. It is BELIEVING GOD OVER MAN.
"Only God has told you this," Jesus said to Peter.
When we read the Bible, we must remember it is living. Our true communion is daily time with the Word, which is Jesus/ the Holy Spirit. Peace.