For some reason I feel like our current Holy father ,Pope Benedict XVI, has something special about him. His conservative stance and “pro catholic”, no buts, attitude proves him to be a true defender of the holy faith of the apostles,
His re-affirmation of the universal primacy of the Roman
Catholic Church, approving a document released
that says Orthodox churches were defective
and that other Christian denominations were not true
Christ ‘established here on earth’ only one church. The other communities cannot be called ‘churches’ in the proper sense because they do not have apostolic succession — the ability to trace their bishops back to Christ’s original apostles.
His direct but truthful criticism of Protestantism and Orthodoxy only goes to show that he will defend the faith and its truth in spite of societies growing relative ideology. Further he is captaining the Church through some of the hardest modern day trials against homosexuality, liberalism, relativism, abortion and a society that lacks any morals , and shows no sign of giving in.
His criticism of Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate’s by saying :
The document speaks of religion only positively and ignores then the sick and distorted forms of religion, which historically and theologically are of great significance: the Christian faith was for that reason from beginning to the end and inside out also critical of religion. :tsktsk:
Maybe one day he will be Pope St.Benedict XVIí