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Jun 13 06 11:05 AM
Jun 14 06 1:18 AM
Jun 14 06 4:58 AM
Quote:This was a question asked by Seewald
Quote:Other members have never expressed such 'recall' in public
Jun 14 06 5:32 AM
Jun 14 06 6:06 AM
Jun 15 06 1:47 AM
Quote:You are in no position to tell me what my next question would have been
Jun 15 06 4:46 AM
Suffice it to say that starting a thread with perhaps the intention of causing embarrassing questions to be asked
of Joseph Ratzinger is out of order
Jun 15 06 5:30 AM
Quote:It is time this exchange was brought to a conclusion and I intend this to be my final response.
Jun 19 06 9:07 AM
Jun 19 06 10:52 AM
Quote:Still, I do need to remind myself that Pope Benedict is a man and a priest, not the Lord, so he cannot be the object of my affection. His great gift is that he can teach me how to love the Lord with my whole heart, mind and soul. And so, I pay attention to what he says for he has been allowed to find knowledge to share with us. And in my prayers, I thank God for him.
Jun 19 06 2:25 PM
Jun 19 06 3:16 PM
Jun 19 06 6:42 PM
Quote:But something else happened in this six months - I fell for Joseph Ratzinger. Like a protective sister - I began to feel outraged by some of the negative articles. The intensity of this reaction opened up another question why was I so attracted to the Pope? Like a recent thread in the Italian forum stated - almost from the beginnig of my inquiry I felt I had always known him. But what was this about?
Jun 20 06 12:56 AM
Quote:I'm newly registered on the forum but I have been "lurking" since the week of April 19, 2005. I chose to join and share the following thoughts on this thread because it is my assessment of the last year and speaks to some of the conversation within this thread but also within other threads as well.
Quote:My hope is this assessment of this past year does say something to some of you. But, to be blunt if you are the intellectual type, I hope you heard how one can fall so deeply in love with the pope that they can be blind to the higher level issues. And if you are one who has fallen in love, you are not alone but what is its meaning/purpose?
Quote:"Welcome to The Ratzinger Forum - The Ratzinger Fan Club invites your participation in our online discussion of topics by and about Cardinal Ratzinger [Pope Benedict XVI] and general issues in Catholic faith & theology. This forum is moderated by Designated Doctrinal Enforcers to promote an open, yet civil and respectful discussion of topics."* * *"As regards matters in which without harm to faith or discipline - in the absence of any authoritative intervention of the Apostolic See -- there is room for divergent opinions, it is clearly the right of everyone to express and defend his own opinion. But in such discussions no expressions should be used which might constitute serious breaches of charity; let each one freely defend his own opinion, but let it be done with due moderation, so that no one should consider himself entitled to affix on those who merely do not agree with his ideas the stigma of disloyalty to faith or to discipline." -- Pope Benedict XV Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 1914 (Emphasis provided by Unicorn)
Jun 20 06 4:16 AM
Jun 20 06 12:43 PM
Quote:...and hope that I am sharing something of value with you because it is of value to me.
Jun 20 06 6:37 PM
Jun 20 06 8:01 PM
Quote:But, then there are those who are not open and who are hostile to faith and religion, the other side of the coin. They are a minority in numbers but they are a significant presence and several are present in my daily circle of contacts and so it is a constant presence. I try not to personalize what they say and do but, I do; because my faith, even when I am disillusioned, is who I am.
Quote:Sometimes, I want to personally meet him to verify if this assessment is true.
Jun 20 06 11:30 PM
Quote:He is in love with Jesus Christ
Jul 11 06 2:05 AM
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