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Quotes From Benedict XVI's New Book: “Small Exception From Celibacy Is A Lie”

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah write in their new book about celibacy (source: LeFigaro.fr):

“Nowadays, it is too easily asserted that celibacy would only be the consequence of a contempt for corporeality and sexuality: Such a judgment is wrong.”

“Without renouncing material goods, there can be no priesthood. The call to follow Jesus is not possible without this sign of freedom and without renouncing all compromises. Celibacy has a great significance as renouncing an earthly family life.”

“Priestly celibacy rightly understood is a liberation, although at times it is a trial. It allows the priest to establish himself in all coherence in his identity as bridegroom of the Church.”

“The ordination of married men, even if they were permanent deacons, is not an exception, but a breach, a wound in the coherence of the priesthood. To speak of an exception would be an abuse of language or a lie.”

“It is urgent and necessary, that all - bishops, priests and laity - no longer allow themselves to be impressed by bad arguments, staged theatre, diabolical lies, and fashionable errors that want to devalue priestly celibacy.”

“The possibility of ordaining married men would represent a pastoral catastrophe, an ecclesiological confusion and an obscuring of the understanding of the priesthood.”

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"You, Holiness, continue to serve the Church, do not cease to truly contribute with vigor and wisdom to her growth…". Pope Francis to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Francis: "This Old Testament prefiguration is fulfilled in the priests of the Church in a new and deeper way: they must live only by God and for him. Saint Paul clearly spells out what this implies concretely. The apostle lives on what people give him, because he himself gives them the Word of God which is our authentic bread and our true life. In the Old Testament, the Levites renounce the …More
Francis: "This Old Testament prefiguration is fulfilled in the priests of the Church in a new and deeper way: they must live only by God and for him. Saint Paul clearly spells out what this implies concretely. The apostle lives on what people give him, because he himself gives them the Word of God which is our authentic bread and our true life. In the Old Testament, the Levites renounce the possession of land. In the New Testament, this privation is transformed and renewed: priests, because they are radically consecrated to God, renounce marriage and family."
During the time of the Levitical Priesthood, There was no shortage of Priests, and consequently Priests very seldom ministered in the Temple. As Scripture states, there was a rota basis for Priestly Ministry, which due to the vast number of Priests, meant that they ministered in the Temple only for a brief period at a time. What is known is that, during the period that the Priest DID minister …More
During the time of the Levitical Priesthood, There was no shortage of Priests, and consequently Priests very seldom ministered in the Temple. As Scripture states, there was a rota basis for Priestly Ministry, which due to the vast number of Priests, meant that they ministered in the Temple only for a brief period at a time. What is known is that, during the period that the Priest DID minister before the Lord, he remained celibate, left his wife and took lodgings in the Temple so he would be ritually pure for such Sacred Service to be pure for the Lord..

Priestly Celibacy today is required as each Priest ministers before the Lord on a daily basis

Leviticus 15 clarifies that Carnally active men are called Ritually unclean and it is quite a long and complicated process to regain the odour of Sanctity. .

"[16] The man from whom the seed of copulation goeth out, shall wash all his body with water: and he shall be unclean until the evening. [17] The garment or skin that he weareth, he shall wash with water, and it shall be unclean until the evening. " (Leviticus 15)

It is clear. The Lord did not come to ABOLISH the Old Testament, He came to FULFIL it! So, all you sexually active Priests, The Lord is clearly not going to forgive Priests pushing a carnally active lifestyle upon His Son, during their day to day Ministry before Him. It is obvious from this passage and from words elsewhere to St Bridget of Sweden, that Carnally active Priests are not permissible. Our Lord's antagonism to carnality and how it leads people to be ritually impure is clear from this Scripture passage.So I don't know why this Pope thinks that God has a new view now. The Lord has SPOKEN Francis. Bow your knee and acknowledge it, or woe be to YOU!.

Read the Dead Sea Scrolls version - it's the same.
dssenglishbible.com/leviticus%2015.htm

Leviticus 15 from Scroll 11Q2 Leviticus
18 If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.
God really IS being mocked isn't He by this terrible false Pope

Can somebody show these words to "Francis" hopefully he'll leave well alone.

Our Lady to St Bridget of Sweden, Doctor of the Church.

"And therefore, through God's preordinance and his judgment, it has been justly ordained that Priests who do not live in chastity and continence of the flesh are cursed and excommunicated before God …More
God really IS being mocked isn't He by this terrible false Pope

Can somebody show these words to "Francis" hopefully he'll leave well alone.

Our Lady to St Bridget of Sweden, Doctor of the Church.

"And therefore, through God's preordinance and his judgment, it has been justly ordained that Priests who do not live in chastity and continence of the flesh are cursed and excommunicated before God and deserve to be deprived of their Priestly office. But still, if they truthfully amend their lives with the true purpose of not sinning further, they will obtain mercy from God.

Know this too: that if some pope concedes to priests a license to contract carnal marriage, God will condemn him to a sentence as great, in a spiritual way, as that which the law justly inflicts in a corporeal way on a man who has transgressed so gravely that he must have his eyes gouged out, his tongue and lips, nose and ears cut off, his hands and feet amputated, all his body's blood spilled out to grow completely cold, and finally, his whole bloodless corpse cast out to be devoured by dogs and other wild beasts. Similar things would truly happen in a spiritual way to that pope who were to go against the aforementioned preordinance and will of God and concede to Priests such a license to contract marriage. For that same Pope would be totally deprived by God of his spiritual sight and hearing, and of his spiritual words and deeds. All his spiritual wisdom would grow completely cold; and finally, after his death, his soul would be cast out to be tortured eternally in hell so that there it might become the food of demons everlastingly and without end. "

Book VII Chapter 10 (Page 515 of this pdf File)

www.saintsbooks.net/books/St.%20Bridget%2…
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@HerzMariae I think the same thing ! Why it is necessary to have two popes, particulary Benedict XVI, for blessing the new cardinals ??? Francis have not the full power ? Benedict have Always the power of his function, but Francis have only the seat. Look my complete answer lower on this page, with the same picture.
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Those who didn't want to listen to Benedict when he was the pope, still don't want to hear his opinion now that he is no longer the pope.
Pope Benedict only resigned the papal ministry. He never resigned the papal office.
That is demonstrably clear fom any objective examination of his statements, his actions and canon law itself.

As such , he therefore still occupies the Chair of St. Peter and still holds the Keys.
Err... would you mind citing the canon law directly, @Thors Catholic Hammer I asked over here, when you advanced this exact same "ministry" vs. "office" argument before. I'm still very much interested in which canon law, exactly, you seem to be referencing.
Cannon 332 No 2. It refers to the office [latin =munus] of the papacy. None of Pope B enedicts statements refer to the "munus" but to the "magisterio".The "magisterio" means the ministry of the papacy. A ministry of any office is what the holder does, it is not what the holder is.
The office [Lat:munus] of the papacy is what the holder is ie a pope.
The ministry [Lat: magesterio] of the papac…More
Cannon 332 No 2. It refers to the office [latin =munus] of the papacy. None of Pope B enedicts statements refer to the "munus" but to the "magisterio".The "magisterio" means the ministry of the papacy. A ministry of any office is what the holder does, it is not what the holder is.
The office [Lat:munus] of the papacy is what the holder is ie a pope.
The ministry [Lat: magesterio] of the papacy is what the pope does.
To resign the papacy properly in accordence with the canon the office must be formally vacated using the words laid down ie munus. Pope Benedict has yet to do this.
To Ultraviolet. The Latin version of canon law takes precedence. That law exists to protect catholic from mistakes made by church officials particularly popes.
The pope can change canon law but Benedict never did that prior to renouncing the ministry only of the papacy.
I have examined carefully the many statements on this matter made by pope Benedict and I can only conclude he only intended to …More
To Ultraviolet. The Latin version of canon law takes precedence. That law exists to protect catholic from mistakes made by church officials particularly popes.
The pope can change canon law but Benedict never did that prior to renouncing the ministry only of the papacy.
I have examined carefully the many statements on this matter made by pope Benedict and I can only conclude he only intended to resign the ministry but not the office of pope.
It is literally an unholy mess.
...and yet Benedict's own resignation letter states that he renounces the minsitry "in such a way that from" (the given date) "the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff".

Your argument is the Papacy has two components: ministry and office. Francis supposedly renounced the former without explicitly mentioning the latter. Therefore,…More
...and yet Benedict's own resignation letter states that he renounces the minsitry "in such a way that from" (the given date) "the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff".

Your argument is the Papacy has two components: ministry and office. Francis supposedly renounced the former without explicitly mentioning the latter. Therefore, you conclude, he still retains the office of Pope because he did not renounce it.

Benedict, however, stated he renounced his ministry "in such a way" that a new Pope must be elected. That's a blanket renunciation of whatever is required to be a valid Pope -else a new one can't be elected as he explicitly wished.. Here's a hypothetical example.

Suppose Canon Law cited that being Pope also included three further components in addition to the ministry and office. We'll call them "X", "Y" and "Z"

The argument against Benedict's valid resignation would then go, "Benedict only resigned his ministry. He didn't mention his office, or X, Y, and Z. Therefore he's still Pope."

But when Benedict said he renounces his ministry in such a way a new Pope must be elected, that encompassses whatever makes up a valid Papacy -whether he specifically listed each one by name or not. (such as "office" or "X, Y, and Z")

Even Benedict XVI's new self-description underscores this interpretation. He's Pope Emeritus which conveys only an honorary title after having retired from (wait for it) office.

The title he chose for himself underscores its purely honorary status and also his retirement. He clearly never anticipated how staunchly some of his supporters would refuse to accept his departure. ;-)
To Ultraviolet. Pope Benedict continues to impart “My apostolic Blessing”. Here is a link www.barnhardt.biz/…/pope-benedict-a…
Why do you think that might be?
(FWIW Pope Benedict has done this on at least one other occasion that I know of since 2013.)
But keep believing that francis is the Vicar of Christ if you wish and see where it gets you.
"Why do you think that might be?"

Age, force of habit. He's 92 years old.

During the recent unveiling of their new book, Benedict and Cardinal Sarah describe themselves as two bishops who are "‘in filial obedience to Pope Francis’"

...and so I ask you the same question. "Why do you think that might be?"

Why would a supposedly reigning Pope describe himself in obedience to Pope Francis?

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"Why do you think that might be?"

Age, force of habit. He's 92 years old.

During the recent unveiling of their new book, Benedict and Cardinal Sarah describe themselves as two bishops who are "‘in filial obedience to Pope Francis’"

...and so I ask you the same question. "Why do you think that might be?"

Why would a supposedly reigning Pope describe himself in obedience to Pope Francis?

"But keep believing that francis is the Vicar of Christ if you wish and see where it gets you."

I don't have to like it, but I refuse to pretend otherwise.
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God bless Pope Benedict XVI.
God bless Cardinal Sarah.
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Prophecy of Saint Bridget - 'You dreamed of my vision ?' Article of March 14, 2018
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EXCELLENT CARTOON VERY CLOSE TO BE REAL. ONCE HE AUTHORICES PRIESTS TO MARRY HE IS GOING TO BE CONDEMNED.
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Benedict XVI anticipates that Francis wants to fulfill the prophecy of Saint Bridget. If Francis takes another path than Benedict XVI, and it seems to be soon, then he will carry the odious one alone.
Pope Francis will be FURIOUS against Benedict ...
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There is no such legal or canonical entity as "pope francis"
As pope Benedict never vacated the papal office but only the papal minstry he remains pope thus invalidating the hasty and illegal conclave of 2013.
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@Thors Catholic Hammer I think that the Reason why Benedict XVI doesn't protests against the conclave of 2013... He had personal documents stolen at his office in may 2012... Nine month after, he gave up part of his Ministry. Legally, he didn't leave, but just partially… Benedict XVI is the only true pope. Benedict always have the spiritual power of his function, and Francis have only the seat …More
@Thors Catholic Hammer I think that the Reason why Benedict XVI doesn't protests against the conclave of 2013... He had personal documents stolen at his office in may 2012... Nine month after, he gave up part of his Ministry. Legally, he didn't leave, but just partially… Benedict XVI is the only true pope. Benedict always have the spiritual power of his function, and Francis have only the seat (partial charge). Why is it necessary to have two popes for blessing the new cardinals, particulary the blessing from Benedict XVI? The blessing from Francis is not enough ??? The blessing of Benenedict XVI is necessary for the new cardinals. (see the picture on october 2019) Benedict XVI, through his death is always assisted by the Holy Spirit, but not Francis. The Holy Spirit cannot assist two popes at the same time. At the evening of March13, 2013, the Holy Spirit didn't leave Benedict to join Francis… (excuse my English, I speak french.)
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There are geniuses who say "Bergoglio is a linear development of the previous popes, all of them V-II popes, blablabla". How can you get some relation, even, between this writing and anything Bergoglio has ever done????!!!!
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Expect a muted reaction from the Vatican, aside from a few ruffled feathers...
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Francis' reaction spotted
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This is as clear an anointment as there can be.
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To De Profundis
Are you referring to the uncanonical appointment of Jorge Bergoglio in 2013?
The college of cardinals can not elect a pope while a valid pope sits on the chair of St.Peter. Canon law specifically prohibits any such action.
Benedict never resigned the office of the pope despite giving the impression that he had done so.
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To De Profundis
Are you referring to the uncanonical appointment of Jorge Bergoglio in 2013?
The college of cardinals can not elect a pope while a valid pope sits on the chair of St.Peter. Canon law specifically prohibits any such action.
Benedict never resigned the office of the pope despite giving the impression that he had done so.
All he ever resigned was the ministry. The ministry is not the office.
[The blogger Ann Barnhardt has some excellent videos on this matter should you care to examine it further].
A doubtful pope can never actually be a pope as the visibility and authenticity of the Petrine Office is vital to the functioning of a healthy church.

Pope Benedicts actions in 2013 have cast a gigantic cloud of doubt over the entire catholic papacy and this was quite deliberately done for two reasons.
[a] To demythologize the office [ pope Benedict has been working on that for decades]
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[b] To establish a pontificate of special exception under the office only of pope Benedict.

One thing is beyond any doubt in my mind and that is that Jorge Bergoglio SJ never suceeded to the Chair of St. Peter.
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