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Pope Benedict Speaks to U.S. Catholic Universities Comments

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  1. Jeffrey Charles
    5 years ago

    One must applaud our Holy Father for making an effort to stem the tide of intended heresies that have plagued our universities for so long. However, that aside, such kind directives have almost no effect whatsoever. As in the case of pro-choice politicians, dissenting universities laugh at charitable speech and overtures. That age, if it ever was appropriate to begin with---is over.

    As with children, once warned, there must be consequences. And in these cases dire ones indeed. If the bishops who seem too inept or cowardly in most cases to defend the flock and fulfill their sacred vows will not do so then it is up to the Holy See. If these liberal catholic universities will not comply then they should be stripped of the name Catholic fortwith. It is not complicated. The same holds true for pro-choice politicians. The issue is much the same. They should be excommunicated...period.

    Babies are simply being slaughtered with impunity while the bishops are attempting to halt this under the veil of fraternal "correction" which in fact just adds to the pervading culture of death. How many politicians have converted in the last thirty years from the soft gloved approach they have employed? One must choose a side, we are in such an age. Black or white? And for those wh o choose the darkness must face the consequences for the good of their own souls. The bishops and saints of old knew this well, but it somehow lost on the present generation.

  2. Laurie
    5 years ago

    This is an answer to my prayers. James, please ask for patience in this matter. I think The Holy Father has to address this in this way. He is not only concerned with the direction of the catholic universities, but he is concerned for the salvation of the priests' and professors' souls. It is a gentle but direct message. Keep praying do not cease.

  3. James
    5 years ago

    This is pie in the sky until someone, somewhere in this church actually does something about the obscene promotion and honoring of various forms of evil at so-called Catholic universities.

    Our son attends Notre Dame. Notre Dame is working to destroy the faith of students - and quite effectively.

    I'm not holding my breath. The one thing you learn about the Catholic church is that everyone is afraid to articulate Christian truth that goes against what so many in society want (and in the Church too), and that anything whatsoever will be tolerated.

    Want to teach your kid that Christianity doesn't matter? Send him to Notre Dame.


  4. J
    5 years ago

    Amen Pope Benedict!!!! The truth is not something,but a somebody!

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