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Pope Benedict’s Prophetic Words!

Is Anyone Listening To Peter?

By: Kevin Whiteman

A new Dark Age on the horizon?

Catholics, Protestants, Agnostics… the vast majority of conservatives of every stripe would agree with this almost non-reported speech made by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 December, 2010.

In a speech to Papal representatives from all over the world, the Pope spoke in the context of a the near total collapse in the Western world of any moral consensus rooted in Christian ethics and heritage.

In comments aimed directly at the secularization and abandonment of God by the West, Benedict stunned those in a attendance when he stated;

“Alexis de Tocqueville, in his day, observed that democracy in America had become possible and had worked because there existed a fundamental moral consensus which, transcending individual denominations, united everyone.

Only if there is such a consensus on the essentials can constitutions and law function. This fundamental consensus derived from the Christian heritage is at risk wherever its place, the place of moral reasoning, is taken by the purely instrumental rationality of which I spoke earlier.

In reality, this makes reason blind to what is essential. To resist this eclipse of reason and to preserve its capacity for seeing the essential, for seeing God and man, for seeing what is good and what is true, is the common interest that must unite all people of good will. The very future of the world is at stake.”

“No pleasure is ever enough, and the excess of deceiving intoxication becomes a violence that tears whole regions apart – and all this in the name of a fatal misunderstanding of freedom which actually undermines man’s freedom and ultimately destroys it.”

Benedict even forcefully spoke of the destruction from within that has polluted the Catholic Church since the implementation of the “spirit of Vatican II” and the abandonment of moral absolutes by many, many Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals;

“In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children.

This, however, was part of a fundamental perversion of the concept of ethos. It was maintained – even within the realm of Catholic theology – that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a “better than” and a “worse than”. Nothing is good or bad in itself.

Everything depends on the circumstances and on the end in view. Anything can be good or also bad, depending upon purposes and circumstances. Morality is replaced by a calculus of consequences, and in the process it ceases to exist.

The effects of such theories are evident today.”

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7 comments to Pope Benedict’s Prophetic Words!

  • Patty Theresa, SFO

    Dear Julia,
    There are several things I would like to share with you. One is that if you have access to EWTN on TV, you can get some very good spiritual advice from viewing their programs, and they have a beautiful Mass, much of which is in Latin that shows such reverence, and also they have Adoration of Sundays at 6pm Eastern time, in case your Parish does not have Adoration, I highly recommend that to you. Spend some time in Jesus’s Real Presence and pray. Also, you can get some of these things at http://www.ewtn.com in the event you don’t have cable and can’t get their channel they have homilies and many other excellent teachings online.
    Don’t give in to discouragement; I remember Father Catoir used to always say “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Be that light, Be that candle wherever God has you.
    Michael is right about the Rosary too. That is a special weapon against the evil of our day. St. “Padre” Pio has told us this. Pray the Rosary, wear our Lady’s Brown Scapular and keep trusting in God. Also, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet; The Rosary and the Chaplet are excellent prayers for conversion of souls. You can also enroll people in the Miraculous Medal. To learn more, go to cammonline.org.
    Believe me, Julia, there are many more out there who do believe; we are brothers and sisters in Christ and we can make a difference in the world in which we live.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    Your little sister in Christ,
    Patty Theresa, SFO

  • Michael RC. Canada

    This one is for you Julia.
    Obedience to the authority of Our Church is a virtue, hence Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI inspired by the Holy Ghost open the way for the faithful, I am one like you too, confused and mad, yet wanting to only do good, so the Divine Lord and His Virgin Mother Mary lead me to the Latin Traditional Mass, under the FSSP order, it was hard in the begining to learn Latin, but the Mass is beautiful, it took me 3 years to truly understood the Latin Traditional Mass, after that and many good solid preaching by the FSSP priests, I final have growth, Julia, I know how much it hurt to see a beautiful Church been destroy brick by brick.

    Pray your Rosary often and ask Our Blessed Mother for help at all time, She will lead you by the chain of the Rosary to His Son and believe me you are no the only one out there, we are in the millions and growing, soon, and very soon we pray that this corruption/ heresy in our time will only be in the history book.

    Just pray the Rosary, go to confession and Mass (esp: Latin Traditional Mass, more peaceful there), pray for those who had fallen in to heresy including many good religions soul. Amen

  • Dear Sirs,

    I would like to reply to this email if that is ok.

    I am not an intellectual, but have a basic understanding of what Holy Father is proclaiming on behalf of Holy Mother Church and sadly agree with his observations.

    To magnify Holy Fathers sentiments; today at Holy Mass, our parish priest God Bless him, and he is a very good priest, was telling us how the church is discovering the business/sport mentality for a team work approach to pastoral success. I may not have worded that very well; but I hope you understand the jist of the information/sermon I heard this morning which filled me with horror and with fear for our future.

    You may wonder why I am afraid of what I heard from a very good, holy, faithful, obedient priest. And in order to share my concern, I would like to explain some thing which I experienced over 40 years ago.

    I was a young woman then and working. I worked with an older person who was into communism. She had even fought with the underground in France against the nazis in the second world war, I had a lot of respect and admiration for her. She knew I was a practising catholic, and believe me there were anti catholic people if not aggresive then too. This woman informed me Jesus was the first communist really, and catholics were in reality communist, so she wondered why I had a problem with communism. I thought at the time, this person has a point. She told me how in communism everyone is equal and everyone shares etc. etc. for the common good.

    Now young as I was, I was quite disturbed by this colleagues sentiments at the time, and after thinking about it and wondering if she was right, I went to see my then parish priest, he was called Father Colm Kellegher God rest his loyal soul, for he died about a year ago now.

    I told him the whole story about how this woman pointed out that Jesus was the first communist and how early christians gave everything up for the common good and the whole scenario which you are no doubt well informed on anyway, and God Bless Fr Kellegher he allowed me to argue any points I was convinced on freely.

    He then pointed out to me that the face of communism claims to be for the common good. The problem in reality is communism does not allow free will, which is the gift God has given us. As catholics, we are able to give our time, financial support or even dedicate our lives freely, without fear or favour to the service of God. We can share at the level we feel able to without feeling guilty; knowing God understands our weaknesses and strengths. Knowing He sent His only begotten Son to Redeem our fallen nature, and knowing we are always forgiven in the sacrament of confession by a compassionate Loving God when we fail. This gift does not enter into communism.

    I believe in the Holy Roman Catholic Church I was confirmed in and have no regrets, I am so grateful to God for allowing me to be one of His privelidged children. But I always though we were like soldiers in Christ, so who has swung the ancient tradition round to a communist ideal. God help me, God help all of us. God have mercy on us all.

    Does the church hierarchy not understand, the business world and the sport world are full of narcisistic individuals, with the strong driving the talented even to the point of exhaustion and stress in order to achieve more money more power for the higher ups. The talented are no more than slaves like the gladiators in Rome long ago. These achievements are materialistic, they are anti of Christ, because they are not driven by love, by faith in God or in reality for the common good at all. Is this why I have felt the Bishops are treating us like cattle instead of like sheep for too many years now.

    I worry that God will punish me and my family because I am not happy with the way things are being driven in the Holy Catholic Church at times. What ever is to become of us.

    Lord Jesus, I have prayed for Your time of Mercy to be extended and extended as long as possible before Your Justice falls on us all; but I am now too afraid to ask You to extend the time of Mercy; because it looks like a new communism is about to be imposed on us, and this time it is Your Catholic Bishops on the assault. What chance have we of ever being saved if our Shepherds have changed into cowboys.

    Come Lord Jesus, I am ready to die if that is Your Will; because I am beginning to feel, I can’t take any more.

    Please do not be cross with me. I needed to talk to someone and share my fears and concerns. I don’t know a priest who I can really talk to and argue with anymore, to get what is going on straight in my mind. And I don’t want to risk losing my faith, so please God take me home, I can’t take this anymore.

    God bless

    Julia

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  • Merry Christmas

    God bless you Pope Benedict!!! May morals return to this nation and the whole world once again and may all praise the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!

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    Benedict even forcefully spoke of the destruction from within that has polluted the Catholic Church since the implementation of the “spirit of Vatican II” and the abandonment of moral absolutes by many, many Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals …

    NOW let the critics say Pope Benedict XVI hasn’t addressed the ‘sex scandals’ . . . and point them to this speech.

    Happy New Year!

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