Rafał_Ovile Actually, as a layman, you have the duty of making your concerns known to your bishop and to the Pope. I would suggest, though, that in the matter validity of the Papal election we keep our opinions to ourselves. It is certianly way above my pay grade. We will answer for every word to the Lord Himself especially those that may cause others to lose their faith. Outside of writing … More
BrTom you should learn the Catholic method of dialogue. Speculative reasoning has not much to do with it. Plato and Bonaventure might not help either. Try classical pillars of logic. If anything is unclear please feel free to ask for clarification... Since you refuse to cite any literature on the matter which could be publicly disputed then I conclude you are here to dictate and enforce false … More
Uncle Joe We do appear to read the title differently. I mean no attack on you personally. You meant it to say that he merely "casts doubt, suspicion, and skepticism" on Benedict's resignation and I agree with that. But it can also be read to mean that he questions the validity of that very resignation which is the way that I read it. That is, you will agree, a far more serious matter and some of … More
Rafał_Ovile You still haven't answered my previous question: "What will you do when Benedict dies?"
I don't doubt your sincerity but I do find your English and your logic hard to follow at times. As for my reading on Benedict's resignation. Those works you cite are not the research of scholars but the speculations of journalists. There's a saying in English: paper does not refue ink. I, and … More
BrTom Since you confirm in this sentence: "The Cardinal, as I read him, is saying that the reasons were insufficient in his opinion as the Pope does not have to actually carry out the task of travelling and he was stronger in mind than he seemed." then the reason for resignation is questionable what Canon Law, the above title and Cardinal Burke also state. Certainly subjective is your interpret… More
Uncle Joe Actually you should reread the article. The Cardinal, as I read him, is saying that the reasons were insufficient in his opinion as the Pope does not have to actually carry out the task of travelling and he was stronger in mind than he seemed. The first is true but the second is subjective. He isn't calling Benedict a liar (which would be the case if they were not true) but expressing … More
The headline is perfectly accurate however your statement does a disservice to anyone who reads it
You wrote: Cardinal Burke does NOT question the resignation Actually, Burke does question the resignation. ----------------------------------- I am including the relevant portions of the article which you, of course, failed to do. -----------------------------------------------------
The headline is a disservice to readers. Cardinal Burke does NOT question the resignation but shares its impact on him personally as well as how it has affected the faithful. He isn't buying into the conspiracy theories nor denying the validity and legality of Francis' papacy as some might like to think!
The relevant section is here below:
"I would like to speak with you about Benedict XVI. At …More
How about a new act of fidelity Uncle Joe ? Especially, considering that after their last one [see below] something went very wrong. May be God had something to say to C4 and the Church? Everything is possible and God knows what will happen... "We wish to begin by renewing our absolute dedication and our unconditional love for the Chair of Peter and for Your august person, in whom we recognize …More