Pope Benedict is under sustained assault by the enemies of the moral principles of the Catholic Church. Yes, many bishops have been severely negligent about past sexual abuse incidents and need to be held personally accountable. Nothing wrong with that public campaign. However, the Holy Father is not one of those.
It cannot be a coincidence that this is occurring so soon after the health care battle when the Catholic Church stood against the Democrat anti-life factions and Catholic Church dissidents who are becoming very emboldened in their opposition to the authority of the Pope and those bishops in union with him.
They are enraged over the Church's unwillingness to bend on life and homosexuality and enraged over the new, more faithful translation of the liturgy, the Pope's welcoming into the Church of traditional and morally conservative Anglicans, his encouragement of the more traditional liturgies, the intensified questioning of the Catholicity of Catholic universities and his increasingly strong actions against dissent and moral corruption among the clergy and religious nuns and brothers. They fear that all their gains from the fraudulent “Spirit of Vatican II” revolution within the Church may be lost.
Pray for Pope Benedict.
Finally, there is a breakthrough in acknowledgment of the very serious problems with the methodology and honesty of the Development and Peace leadership response to our reports on pro-abortion D&P “partner” groups. Thanks to the Catholic Register for putting principles first, as we should naturally expect they should be placed by any Catholic organization.
Have a great weekend.