The massive confusion over Pope Benedict's comments on condom use continues, even within the Catholic Church. Many are saying that he approved the use of condoms in certain limited circumstances. Fr. Joseph Fessio emphasizes he did no such thing.
Writing in the pages of the Catholic Register this week, Fr. Raymond J. de Souza makes a very interesting observation and commentary on one of the reflections of the Pope in the new book “Light of the World.” Speaking of the governing institutions in the Church, Pope Benedict said “The bureaucracy is spent and tired … It is sad that there are what you might call professional Catholics who make a living on their Catholicism, but in whom the spring of faith flows only faintly, in a few scattered drops.” Commenting on the Pope’s remark, Fr. de Souza observes: It […]
"There was a time when Wal-Mart sold only ‘Holiday Trees,’ not Christmas Trees and when Wal-Mart employees were forbidden from returning the greeting ‘Merry Christmas’ to customers who initiated the greeting,” remarked Staver.