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Thursday, March 25, 2010



The longer this attack by the media on Pope Benedict goes on, the more convinced I am that he is going to be with us for quite some time.


The coverage for the past few weeks, and on into the future for God knows how long, has been damnably vile. For those of us able to access unbiased accounts online we can see the deliberate dishonesty employed by the MSM.

I'm reminded of the scene in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS when Cromwell and Rich call in the woman who tried to bribe St. Thomas. When Norfolk checks the dates and puts the facts together he delivers a great line:

"This is a horse that won't run, Master Secretary."

These accusations and distortions in the media simply don't hold water when you have the facts. Who I'm worried about is the faithful old lady in Boston who has access to no news but the "news" the Boston Globe provides. These bastards trying to make hay at the Pope's and the Truth's expense will answer to God for what they've done to that old lady in Boston.


Here's the bar. If the Pope is guilt of anything in the two cases that have been brought to the world's attention in the last two weeks, it's that he's been too willing to forgive, to have mercy on those who have fallen. Where I wonder did he get that from?

•Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
•Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
•Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
•Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
•Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
•Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
•Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
•Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Reading the above, you'd be hard pressed to find fault with Pope Benedict. He has been criticized for not throwing Cardinal Bernard Law to the wolves, which I think is one of the reasons why he hasn't done so. Oh how easy it would be!

Magister Christianus

We need to pray for Pope Benedict every day. Consider praying the prayer here:

Charles E Flynn

"A Man For All Seasons" has been getting a lot of attention from Catholic bloggers in the last few days:

For the record, my high school, St. Raphael Academy, took the trouble to rent the Darlton Theater in Pawtucket, RI for a private showing of the film.

Ed Peters

I have the film basically memorized. Well, long stretches of it at a time. It's a nice way to pass a dull commute.

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