Catechism of the Catholic Church (675)

'Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.' ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church (675)

Saturday, 31 October 2015

I thought this was a rather good response to what was a very simplistic (and quite honestly, misleading) homily from His Holiness on sin and God's judgment, or rather, His divine 'impotence' which could give some the impression that those who consider themselves 'untouchable' in terms of the long arm of Divine Justice are precisely that.

But I told you not these things from the beginning, because I was with you. And now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: Whither goest thou? But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment. Of sin: because they believed not in me. And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer. And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged. I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. (St John 16: 5-12)


viterbo said...

What a mockery a hersiarch makes of justice and mercy:

A Vicar of Christ condemns the following:

A Vicar of Christ demands assent to the following:

Long-Skirts said...

What?! No "Rabbits"?!!


The Bishop of Rome
He lives not at home
I’m sorry
I have to say

He’s here and he’s there
He’s up in the air
Flying this
And that way

He gets on the phone
Waits for dial tone
To comfort a man
In his sins

But mothers of seven
Who put faith in Heaven
“Don’t breed like a rabbit”
He grins

And how the boys chuckle
And how the girls laugh
And gender-benders
Can trust this man’s staff

But only the mothers,
The big family breed,
Deserve condescension…
From this Bishop’s clichéd creed.

DJR said...

Hey, you forgot my favorite papal epithet: "Little holy cards."


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