Tag Archives: Rod Dreher

Dreher: “Pope Francis only confirms my decision to leave” the Catholic Church. A HARD look at where we are.

There is an intense piece by Rod Dreher over at TIME.  The whole thing is worth a close look, but here are some longish samples.
NB: While I disagree with Dreher’s decision to leave the Catholic Church, I sure understand how … Continue reading

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Is Benedict XVI a “better Pope” than John Paul II? A couple views and then Fr. Z really rants.

The Holy Spirit probably does not choose Popes.  As Joseph Ratzinger explained before his own election, the Holy Spirit guides the choice of a Pope, or a Council for that matter, so that we don’t inflict irreparable damage on ourselves.
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“How does Benedict fix this mess?”…. Can he “fix” it?

John XXIII, when confronted by problems, at a certain point famously said, "Sometimes I just kneel down and say, Lord, it’s your Church, I am going to bed". 
Much of what is going on today involves Christ being crucified once … Continue reading

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