Monday, 25 February 2013

The Church and Crisis

Abdicating Popes, Cardinals resigning due to sex allegations, Bishops, Cardinals, laymen calling for an end to priestly celibacy, renegade priests forming schismatic 'associations', Bishops fighting among each other and criticising the Pope.

The Church in crisis.

Despite the fact that we've been in similar situations in the Church's history it is easy to forget that the Catholic Church is founded upon huge crisis.

What greater example can there be than the Lord and Founder of this Divine Institution being nailed to the Cross and bleeding until dead while the Apostles run for the hills for fear, deny Him, forsake Him, betray Him.

Our God is a God Who brings good out of every evil. The power of love, the power of Christ is stronger than death, human weakness and evil. Pope Benedict XVI knows this. Let us follow the Holy Father's deep and profound trust in the Lord.

 "Let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

If only we would all trust Him as much as does our beloved Holy Father! Perpetual crisis in the Church should encourage us all to pray. God will never abandon His Church. He is with His Church, however besmirched She is by sin, confusion and misunderstanding, until the End of Time.


Wake up England said...

As a matter of fact, the crisis which brought the Church into being was not the crucifixion; it was Original Sin, brought about by mankind's disobedience to God's laws.

Andrew said...

No doubt the media are going to have a field-day with this one, but none of that changes our Lord's teaching one bit:

'For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this? Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.' Matthew 5: 46-48

The Bones said...


True, but a crisis is a crisis.

annely said...

The Gate is narrow but open. The remnant will be the Chosen.

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