“The true threat for the Church, and thus for the Petrine service, does not come from this sort of episode: It comes instead from the universal dictatorship of apparently humanistic ideologies. Anyone who contradicts this dictatorship is excluded from the basic consensus of society. One hundred years ago, anyone would have thought it absurd […] Benedict XVI: “The true threat for the Church” — Dover Beach
The passing of Pope Benedict and my quick-dive into Vatican politics revives memories not only of my Catholic upbringing but also my investigations into early church history, when I’d headed into New Age deception – but thank and praise the Lord for saving me!
A present from my dear Godmother and father’s sister, for my 12-years birthday: