To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth – that is not living, but existing.
For many people today, practical atheism is the normal rule of life...If this attitude becomes a general existential position, then freedom no longer has any standards, then everyting is possible and permissible.
Assuredly, the word of truth can be painful and uncomfortable. But it is the way to holiness, to peace, and to inner freedom. A pastoral approach which truly wants to help the people concerned must always be grounded in the truth. In the end, only the truth can be pastoral.
Celibacy is always, shall we say, an affront to what man normally thinks. It is something that can be done, and is only credible, if there is a God and if celibacy is my doorway into the kingdom of God.
In the name of tolerance, tolerance is being abolished; this is a real threat we face.
We are informed that Bergoglio has ordered a commission to look into the translation of the Novus Ordo Missae, not to improve it of course, but to pervert it. No doubt he intends to make clowns a permanent fixture, and maybe he will thrown in Martin Luther and Mohammed into the Eucharistic prayer.