Skip to comments.Former Pope Benedict Is Right: Europe Needs to Appreciate Its Christian Roots
Posted on 04/15/2019 4:45:31 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Pope Benedict XVI, previously known as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, should be heeded: he knows what of he speaks. In the first general audience of his pontificate he stressed Europe's "inalienable" Christian roots. The wisdom of his choice of the his papal name Benedict (the name of Pope Benedict XV, "a courageous and authentic prophet of peace" who led the Catholic Church during the dark years of World War I, and Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine order and one of the patron saints of Europe) is being confirmed by the current rioting in Europe by an Islamic extremist criminal element that hoots at Europe's Christian roots. What Pope Benedict called "the inalienable Christian roots of its culture and civilisation."
Pope Benedict views the rebuilding of Europe after World War II as made possible "thanks to political leaders who had strong Christian roots," and the failure to recognize Europe's Christian identity as a reflection of "a hatred of Europe against itself and against its great history." As Cardinal Ratzinger, he sharply criticized what he called the "ideological secularism" of Europe--France, for example, upholds a strict separation of church and state as a pillar of the republic--as a "total profanity." (Is it sheer coincidence that the rioting began in France?) And criticized "multiculturalism" for sometimes amounting to "an abandonment and disavowal of what is our own."
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Former Pope Benedict generally has had a knack for being right. It may have something to do with how his intellect was formed, how he has continued to form his intellect, and his openness to truth and to The Truth, if you know what I mean. His time of being more active in a visible way in the faith community is truly missed by many of us.
The pope emeritus is right... in fact we should remember our Christian roots so well that we bow down before Him in all we do and share in His joy.
The actual Pope.
“He was tired and senile”
Total BS, I don’t believe it.
The way he suddenly went away was weird as hell, and he seems sharper than ever.
Let’s trade the socialist f*ggot in for this guy, the REAL Pope.
Coming October 29th:
Pope Benedict did not flinch when it came to dealing with Muslims. He addressed Muslim officials as “my dear Muslim friends,” but raised the issue of terrorism, which he called “cruel fanaticism.” And which is a worldwide problem.
The current rioting in Europe, which has continued in France for eleven consecutive nights and spread to other countries, highlights the importance of one of Pope Benedict’s favorite themes—the need to evangelize a Europe that has become increasingly secular despite its centuries of Christian belief—and the foolishness of the decision of the drafters of the proposed European constitution to omit any reference to Europe’s undeniable Christian roots and of Europeans in general to succumb to the siren song of secular extremism.
Hey that was great!
And unfortunately, true.
I miss my German Shepherd.
Don’t we all.
A sad day when Pope Benedict was replaced by Pope Maledict
He can help by speaking truth to Mr. Bergoglio.
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