Thursday, February 02, 2006

Really this is too much

I know that a lot of people would prefer to forget that Pope Paul VI ever existed. Even the old liberal Catholics don't even mention him anymore. I know of one priest who always referred to him as "Pope Paul of unhappy memory," but really this is too much.


Greg said...

Just out of curiosity, and I'm almost afraid to ask, but are you of the party that would prefer to forget Pope Paul VI ever existed?

Dymphna said...

No indeed. 90% of what came out after Vatican II was a disaster but I do not believe that Paul VI meant for things to turn out that way.

Greg said...

Bless you!

Btw, I think I'll blogroll you. :-)

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Well, I'd pass on my observation that most unrepentant sinners will abstain from preaching the evils of their favourite sin. Look at America today, what are pepople hearing about from the pulpits?

I'd really doubt popular hearsay, but if Paul VI was a repentant homosexual, and preached against it, what of it. I am a repentant fornicator, thief, and apostate. Does my past preclude my ability to tell the Truth of the Gospel?

The author of the article is not the dispenser of God's Mercy, and thereby is ignorant of the state of Paul VI's soul.

Humanae Vitae was a great encyclical that was roundly ignored by catholics weary of the weight on their conscience of the Magisterium, and their subsequent defiance of it.

Dymphna said...

Thanks Greg and thank you JimBob for saying what was on my mind in a much more eloquent way than I could've.

Greg said...

I used to live in the Diocese of Arlington, and went to St. Timothy's and All Saints. No, perhaps the DOA isn't perfect, but I miss it SO much. I'm discerning a Vocation to the priesthood, and should this suspicion prove true, I would serve for the Diocese of Arlington. Perhaps not overy parish is great, like St. Anthony's, but the calliber of priests and parishes is so much better that so many places, especially here in Richmond Diocese.