Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Posthumous book by Pope Benedict XVI - How explosive is it?

A book by Pope Benedict XVI has been published posthumously, in Italian. A few translations have emerged. What is surprising is not so much some of the statements, we all suspected much of it, but that a Pope has written them. 

"There were individual bishops -- and not only in the United States - who rejected the Catholic tradition as a whole aiming in their dioceses to develop a kind of new, modern "catholicism."

"A bishop, who had previously been rector, had allowed them to show the seminarians pornographic films, presumably with the intention of making them able to resist against anti-faith conduct."

"The visit that followed (U.S. bishops to discuss the sexual crimes - Vox) did not bring new information, because evidently several had joined forces in order to hide the real situation."

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These are just some of the quotes, more will no doubt follow. The book is only in Italian and can be downloaded with the right Italian account credentials. 

One can only wish that he had acted on all of this whilst an active Pope. 

3 comments:

Tom A. said...

"There were individual bishops -- and not only in the United States - who rejected the Catholic tradition as a whole aiming in their dioceses to develop a kind of new, modern "catholicism."

Excuse me, but isn’t this what Ratzinger did himself during his entire career? For him to denounce some bishops from deviating from the traditional Catholic faith is sheer hutzpah. He did the same his entire public life, starting at Vatican II. Do not be fooled by his classical liturgical tastes. The man was just as much a heretic as the clown pretending to be Pope now. He fooled me decades ago. I used to think he was going to fix everything, but if you look at his life’s work, he was one of the main destroyers of the Church.

Vox Cantoris said...

What angers me, Tom, he didn’t act on what he reveals.

Tom A. said...

Yes Vox, he had the authority to clean house of all the filth yet did nothing. If he really thought the liturgy needed reform, he could’ve used his authority to restrict the nonsense of the Novus Ordo. He could’ve mandated by law that all priests learn the Latin Mass and he could’ve remained pope and not resign. Instead, he opened the door to the Apostate from Argentina.