Father is laboring under difficult circumstances. From many hostile
fortresses he is battered as he struggles to restore Tradition. He is
infallible when he pronounces on faith or morals for the universal
Church on that which must be believed and or when he teaches in union
with all the Pontiffs who maintained their apostolic oath to uphold
Tradition and resist novelty. As Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger he was part
of the novelty movement. So successful were modern Churchmen in their
endeavors to "update" what must not be updated by definition, that we
are all influenced by modern errors and the sentiments that accompany
them, even those of us who think we are immune. The apostasy is
worldwide and so invasive with its subtleties that we scarcely dare to
take our eyes from Heaven for a moment lest we, too, will be swallowed
up in its billowing waves. Our Pontiff is not indefectible, and he, too
can fail out of human frailty in his ordinary duties.
In under three years he has done much to restore Tradition to its
rightful place, but because he sometimes falters as he tries to right
the Barque of Peter, there are those who deny his rightful authority
and even his papal throne. Then there are those, who upholding his
office, deny his infallibility or want to limit it even more than it
is---a foolish endeavor because the limits of papal infallibility was
defined by the Holy Spirit at the dogmatic Vatican Council I, and
cannot be changed.
We sometimes grow impatient with his efforts, yet how could things be
otherwise, after 40 years in the desert of anti-tradition and ceaseless
change. How to undo everything is two years? Impossible. Like it or not
we are being chastised by God, without pointing fingers at any single
person, but chastised we are.
I am sure that we all say the prayers for the Pontiff after the Rosary
and pray for him at Mass.
In the year of Our Lord, 2008, we ought to redouble our efforts on his
behalf. For those of you are unfamiliar with our reparational
directory, we have a page with prayers for the Roman Pontiff. The link
at the bottom of the page will take you there. In addition I am
encouraging us all to say the 31 Day Novena
to St. Joseph, Patron of the Church, for his intentions. Then send him
a birthday card in time for April 16, thanking him for all he is doing
and tell him that you are praying for him:
Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI PP.
Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano
Vatican City State, 00120
Thank you for caring enough to
read this page.
FOR THE HOLY FATHER