And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.
Quoting St. Augustine of Hippo, Benedict and Cardinal Sarah state firmly: “Silere non possum!” (I cannot keep silent). And they call on bishops, priests and laity to cease being “impressed by poor arguments, theatrics, diabolical lies, and fashionable errors that want to devalue priestly celibacy.”
According to a Jan. 13 exclusive by Le Figaro’s Rome correspondent Jean-Marie Guènois, who has seen an advance copy of the book, Benedict draws on Christianity’s Jewish roots, dismisses Martin Luther’s theses in favor of married clergy and shows that priesthood and celibacy are part of the “new covenant” instituted by Christ in which “total oblation is the model.”
“The conjugal state concerns man in his totality, and since the service of the Lord also requires the total gift of man, it does not seem possible to realize the two vocations simultaneously,” Benedict writes, according to Guènois. “Thus, the ability to renounce marriage in order to place oneself totally at the disposal of the Lord is a criterion for the ministry if it is to be carried out simultaneously.”
Consider that Trad Inc. parti$an$ are angry that truth is being taught with regards to priestly celibacy by Pope Benedict.
Just stop and think about that.
As in, they are now so inverted that they are rooting against the truth being proclaimed and the brethren being confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI because it, yet again, smashes their false base premise that “Francis is definitely Pope shut up stupid!”
Folks, the Church is a VISIBLE, physically identifiable institutional reality, including at her earthly head.
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made them both. -Proverbs 20:12
But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. -Matthew 13:16
Visibility. Screenshot of the Drudge Report:
Please, continue to pray for Pope Benedict, the one and only living Pope whether he likes it or not, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.