Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
If you don’t have DivinumOfficium bookmarked, you should.
As any military man of a certain sufficiently advanced age and constitution will tell you, one of the true hallmarks of a leader is to always be ready to provide not just an assessment of the battle space, but also A PATH FORWARD. This same thing should go for all of us in civilian life. NEVER bring a complaint about a problem unless you have a solution to and path forward in order to solve or eliminate said problem.
Jesus Christ, God Himself Incarnate, is the King of Kings, the Tactician par Excellence. And we, the Church Militant, KNOW that the victory is His. No other army has this assurance. So, we KNOW, given this, that He will always provide for us a clear path forward unto total victory – if we will just follow Him. And THAT – not any “competence” or seeming dominance of the enemy, including earthy numerical dominance, is all that matters. He has and will always make a passage for us, as long as we are not too blind to see it.
Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the worst pope ever, that his sovereignty might soon again be recognized, and that he repent of his sins born from profound, substantial error.
And to any who might say, “I don’t want him back! He’s a coward and a quitter!”
My dear, the ontological reality of Pope Benedict’s occupying the Petrine See has exactly JACK to do with what you WANT. He is Peter. Weak, cowardly, an abandoner, totally messed up in terms of ecclesiology. (Sound familiar? Read the Passion narratives or Galatians 2 lately?) You don’t want him back? Ok. Bishop Williamson awaits your fealty.