Pope tells youth not squander youth; while dinosaurs curse the light

Pope tells youth not squander youth; while dinosaurs curse the light

Pope Benedict told the Brazilian youth at a massive gathering last night that

And a roundup of his activities on Thursday, including the presentation of a Brazilian postage stamp commemorating his visit and meetings with leaders of other religious groups.

Meanwhile, the dissidents are riding the Pope’s coattails, using the publicity to get their message out:

In related news, in an interview with the Italian television channel La7, the prominent liberation theologian Leonardo Boff stated: “Liberation theology exists and is winning. Even if it is not visible as before, its theories are the common patrimony of the Church in Latin America.”

Boff, a former Franciscan priest whose writings have drawn warnings from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, went on to say: “Benedict XVI is a difficult Pope to love, if we see him from the point of view of divorced people, homosexuals, and minorities who want a more flexible liturgy of the Church. I respect him as a great intellectual, but here in Brazil, he will have to keep his eyes open to the reality.”

Yes, Pope Benedict is so difficult to love that 200,000 young people showed up at a stadium in Sao Paulo on Thursday to hear him speak and to pray with him. So difficult to love that his weekly general audiences and Sunday Angelus greetings are attracting record crowds, even more than his predecessor of sainted memory.

The real dinosaurs are Boff and his ilk, cursing the light that would free them from their darkness.

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  • Yes he is difficult to love, IF, like in John 3, one has chosen to love darkness rather than light. 

    Jesus is difficult to love, if you are hostile to his teaching.

    Holiness is hard to love, if you choose to cherish your favorite sins and pride more than humility and love of God. 

    What a self inflicted condemnation…

  • I was listening to a BBC report last night about the Holy Father’s visit to Brazil.  Without fail, the good Lefties brought up LibTheo and Boff and his minions repeatedly, praising them for their courage in the face of the Pope’s “thirty year effort to stamp them out.”  I would really love to hear a report from the ground in Brazil about how influential Boff and the the LibTheoLegion really are.  No doubt they continue to include among them throngs of overeducated (and underworked) clergy and religious but how many normal people have they infected?

    Fr. Philip, OP