On October 31 2016, the Pope will go to Lund Cathedral (Lutheran) in Switzerland and participate in a prayer service to commemorate (not mourn, but commemorate) the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's rebellion against Holy Mother Church. Rorate Caeli informs us that this event will kick off an entire year of celebration of heresy - heresy that has led to the damnation of millions of souls.
Even now the pope is off to a roaring start. At a prayer service yesterday at the Basilica of St Paul in Rome, he stated, "as bishop of Rome and pastor of the Catholic Church, I want to beg for mercy and forgiveness for un-Gospel-like behavior on the part of Catholics against Christians of other churches." If he was talking about the reluctance of Catholics to proclaim the full truth of the Faith to Protestants and urge their return to Rome (does Tony Palmer come to mind?), that would be wonderful. But past conduct indicates otherwise.
Then he asked for "forgiveness for the sin of our divisions". But the division per se is not the problem; the divergence from the One True Church is. Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot have "unity" without all being under the umbrella of Holy Mother Church, partaking of the Sacrament and adhering to Sacred Tradition. Those who embrace Protestantism embrace falsehood. As long as that exists, we need division for we cannot be united in a lie.
Doesn't it sound like the pope is emulating Obama's "apology tours"? Again I doubt that he's apologizing for Catholics not telling them the truth of their heresy. I suppose it is rather appropriate that this debacle will happen on Halloween.
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