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Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI: Church
Is ‘on the Verge of Capsizing’

Breitbart National Security, by Thomas D. Williams, PhD

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/16/2017 11:43:11 AM

The Catholic Church is a boat “on the verge of capsizing,” said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a personal message for the funeral Mass of his close friend, Cardinal Joachim Meisner on Saturday. Given his inability to travel, the usually silent retired Pope delivered the message in writing, and had it read aloud in the Cologne Cathedral by his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, who also serves as Prefect of the Papal Household for Pope Francis. In the text, Benedict said that Cardinal Meisner “found it difficult to leave his post, especially at a time in which the Church stands in particularly

Article goes on to talk about Meisner’s having been one of four cardinals who submitted a list of questions, “dubia”, to the Pope regarding various doctrinal doubts. They received no reply.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2017 11:45:17 AM     (No. 11320724)


Notably, Cardinal Meisner was one of the four cardinals who presented a series of questions, or “dubia,” to Pope Francis last September, asking him to clarify five serious doctrinal doubts proceeding from his 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) concerning Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, the indissolubility of marriage, and the proper role of conscience.

When the Pope failed to respond, the cardinals published their questions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/16/2017 11:52:23 AM     (No. 11320728)

....and how many "Divisions" does Il Papa have these days ?

Between visions of GWB and Cheech & Chong routines the term ´dubia´ might be up for reconsideration.

Just an idea.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander, 7/16/2017 12:10:14 PM     (No. 11320740)

From the days of the Crusades, the Church had iron teeth to defend against any onslaught by the Islamic hordes up to the Battle of Vienna. Nowadays, it lost its teeth and has only gums. Politically speaking, what use is the Church today? Morally and spiritually? It has little chance to survive, given the ideology of the leftist Argentinian pope.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/16/2017 12:23:28 PM     (No. 11320744)

Bravo, B16!!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/16/2017 12:25:24 PM     (No. 11320745)

"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it."
-Matthew 16:18

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2017 12:27:53 PM     (No. 11320748)

There is a lot more on the four cardinals’ Dubia (doubts) here (scroll down):


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/16/2017 12:44:33 PM     (No. 11320763)

Pope Benedict never should have retired. He turned the Catholic Church over to the wolves.

Pope Francis is hell bent on using the Vatican to support the rise of Socialism and communism. he is a disaster as most devout Catholics and Christians know.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ginadee, 7/16/2017 12:51:01 PM     (No. 11320768)

I quit trying to keep up with the endless changes since the end of having the Latin Mass.
These days I quietly pray the Mass from my old Father Stedman Missal. That´s where I started and that´s where I will end.
I am not happy with this pope. There is so much infighting at the Vatican that it makes me wonder where the church is headed.

If you care to, pray FOR the church.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Omen, 7/16/2017 12:51:50 PM     (No. 11320769)

The last pope.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/16/2017 1:12:50 PM     (No. 11320783)

It´s like a Dan Brown book coming to life.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/16/2017 1:15:03 PM     (No. 11320785)

The Catholic Church has been infected by leftist secularist thinking for decades, and now has fully abandoned any interest in eternal truth, replacing it with Marxist pseudo-theology. Traditional Catholics need to put an end to the socialist rot that has overtaken their leadership.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 7/16/2017 1:25:59 PM     (No. 11320794)

Read Ann Barnhardt on this ... particularly how Benedict is still the one true Pope.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/16/2017 1:41:40 PM     (No. 11320802)

And as goes socialism, so go the church under this socialist pope. Happy now?!?!?!?

B16 was forced out to be replaced by this one.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sam1, 7/16/2017 1:52:43 PM     (No. 11320811)

I´ve always suspected Benedict XVI didn´t choose retirement, but had it chosen for him, and Obama was involved. I know I sound un-hinged, but there it is. B-16 is fortunate to be alive.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pearlyjo, 7/16/2017 2:14:04 PM     (No. 11320825)

In my diocese, 10 men were ordained this spring. We have 10 more to be ordained next spring. In my parish, our young priest says the Latin Mass weekly. He also faces the altar at the Novus Ordo Mass on Sunday evenings. Our Catholic schools are full and thriving thanks to tithing paying for K-8. Often it is in the trenches that one has to see how well the soldiers are doing, not in some general´s comfy war room.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SALady, 7/16/2017 2:21:36 PM     (No. 11320830)

I am not Catholic, but I have a lot of very devout Catholic friends. They are all gravely concerned about the path the current pope is trying to take their church. The recent attack on conservative Catholics in the US by some Jesuit nutcase really angered them!!!

The Catholic Church is almost 2,000 years old. I don´t think it is going to fail. But it is going to need a serious change of leadership if it isn´t going to shatter into 2 churches (the traditional Catholic Christian Church, and the looney tunes Catholic church of whatever lie-beral lunacy floats your boat)...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MorningStar, 7/16/2017 2:59:42 PM     (No. 11320844)

Thank you to all the above faithful Catholics in defense of Holy Mother Church. Christ has NEVER, nor will He ever abandon His Church on earth. He promised Peter, and
the Apostles that He would remain with His Church until the end of time, and the "Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it." Our Lord doesn´t lie. We just need to keep praying despite the appearance at the Vatican during the reign of the current
pontiff. NO, Francis is not the last pope. Amen to that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gerty, 7/16/2017 4:25:00 PM     (No. 11320869)

#5 .....and the gates of hell....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: f64, 7/16/2017 5:21:19 PM     (No. 11320887)

Just finished watching "A wolf in Sheep´s Clothing" on EWTN. It´s about Alinsky and how he conned the Church in America, getting millions for his Social Justice Community Organizing. The documentary featured the writings of many Communists, socialists, progressives and an actor portraying Alinsky giving several monologues spouting his twisted ideology. The following describes the testimony of Bella Dodd (an ex-communist who returned to the Church with the guidance of Bishop Sheen):

-Perhaps most frightening of all was her testimony that during her time in the Party, “more than eleven hundred men had been put into the priesthood to destroy the Church from within,” the idea here being that these men would be ordained to the priesthood and progress to positions of influence and authority as monsignors and even bishops. She stated that “right now they are in the highest places in the Church” where they were working to weaken the Church’s effectiveness against Communism. These changes, she declared, would be so drastic that “you will not recognize the Catholic Church.”

How many of those 1100 mentored Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

the whole artice can be found here:


The DVD may be purchased on EWTN website for $15 plus $6 shipping.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: swarfer, 7/16/2017 5:46:04 PM     (No. 11320903)

I usually respond that I´m an "Orthodox Catholic" when asked my faith.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/16/2017 6:23:16 PM     (No. 11320916)

With the current pope being a COMMUNIST and the Pervert Priest thing never resolved, its no wonder!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: kono, 7/16/2017 6:25:32 PM     (No. 11320919)

Interesting observations in #15. The priest always faced the altar, though. What changed in the ´Novus Ordo´ after the Second Vatican Council was the location of the altar in the Sanctuary (from the back wall to the front, where the priest can face both the altar and the assembly at the same time, in the style of the Last Supper).

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 7/16/2017 6:54:49 PM     (No. 11320932)

What on Earth - - or in heaven - - were the cardinals thinking when they selected a communist to be Pope?

Please name one time when a communist takeover was not followed by utter disaster.

I am a lifelong Catholic - - but I am ashamed of what my beloved church has become.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pearlyjo, 7/16/2017 7:28:39 PM     (No. 11320946)

Yes, 22, you are correct. He does not face the congregation.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 7/16/2017 7:56:29 PM     (No. 11320958)

I´m not a Catholic, but I certainly want it to stay around - I´m a "fellow traveler", I guess.

I wonder if the current Pope is trying to do to the Catholic Church what Obama tried to do to America these past 8 years.

I wish the Catholic Church well and hope it can survive this attack from within.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: arcady, 7/16/2017 8:50:09 PM     (No. 11320977)

There´s nothing the leftists, communists, can´t screw up and make worse, including the church.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dvc, 7/17/2017 10:31:16 AM     (No. 11321319)

#20, at one time the word "catholic" was only used to mean "orthodox", and now it needs to be explained redundantly.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: labrador heaven, 7/17/2017 8:03:55 PM     (No. 11321994)

Raised Catholic. Gotta go with Ann Barnhardt on all of this. My former boss, devout Latin Mass only. Took him as Governor to the 2 places where full Latin Mass was offered.
It is down to to one. Novus Ordus crap otherwise.

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