Tuesday, August 30, 2011

THIS is what I'm talking about...

Pope Benedict XVI has asked forgiveness on behalf of generations of “cradle Catholics” who have failed to transmit the faith to others.

“We who have known God since we were young, must ask forgiveness,” said Pope Benedict to a gathering of his former students at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, on Aug. 28.

The Pope said an apology is due because “we bring people so little of the light of His face, because from us comes so little certainty that He exists, that He is there, and that He is the Great One that everyone is waiting for.”


Maria said...

Are you ever on the money! Get I get an Amen :)

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Anonymous said...

An apology for the past fifty years would be nice too. How many souls have been scandalized? How many walked away from the Church?


Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Now, the question is, what will the Pope do to rectify the situation?

The problems he cites are neither new nor recent, nor specifically Catholic; they affect every church that calls itself Christian.

Even a little episcopal discipline would go a long way. The question is whether he has the guts to implement it.

This is no time for Paul VI redux.

Anonymous said...

Quite right, Joe! Words are cheap.