Rorate Caeli: "Catholic, evidently": 20 new priests! And the lesson of Benedict XVI


Rorate has posted an announcement of the ordinations of the SSPX. To this they have attached a reminder of the attitude that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had towards the SSPX.

While some (Fr. Greiger) "have no sympathy for the SSPX" at least there was some tolerance during the reign before Pope Francis.

But should not the great Church also allow herself to be generous in the knowledge of her great breadth, in the knowledge of the promise made to her? Should not we, as good educators, also be capable of overlooking various faults and making every effort to open up broader vistas? And should we not admit that some unpleasant things have also emerged in Church circles? At times one gets the impression that our society needs to have at least one group to which no tolerance may be shown; which one can easily attack and hate. And should someone dare to approach them – in this case the Pope – he too loses any right to tolerance; he too can be treated hatefully, without misgiving or restraint.

Food for thought!



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