April 02, 2005


I was listening to the commentators on the telly this morning pontificate on the pontificate that is drawing to a close. (How often do you get to use that word with both meanings in the same sentence?) Where do they get these people? Some woman, the importance of whom I am unaware (because I was listening and not watching, so I didn't see the identifying graphic), was going on and on about how this Pope had not been good for women because of his stance on abortion and the ordination of priestesses. Which Pope do they think was good then? When has any Pope ever supported their views?

What planet are these people occupying? They simply cannot comprehend that it isn't the role of the Pope to turn the Faith into whatever he fancies. They see so called dissident Catholics who favour these things and assume that once the "right" man comes along the Church will come along and get with the spirit of the age.

Now as an Orthodox person, I could argue that with the acceptance of the filioque in the 11th century and the doctrine of papal infallibility in 1870, the billion or so separated brethren under the patriarch of Rome are already sliding down the slippery slope. However, I would say that this slope is not a rate of descent that is even perceptible by those who want the Church of Rome to endorse or promote their perversions.

Posted by david at April 2, 2005 03:40 PM