Pope Benedict XVI

@sneese (95)
United States
July 26, 2007 12:00pm CST
I was wondering what others thought of Pope Benedict. I admit I loved John Paul II. So adjusting to this new pontiff has not been easy. I didn't want him to get elected at all. But I do agree with his decision to allow more use of the Latin or Tridetine (spelling) Mass. I think the Church would have never lost it's holiness if it hadn't switched to the secular view and allowed such freedoms after Vatican II. What are your thoughts?
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I like him. I think what the Church needs right now is a pope who is a tough traditionalist, and who will fight to restore some of those things that were right with the Church, and that were sadly thrown away with the V2 generation (like the Latin mass, for instance). Th last pope was well loved, I realize, but he was too soft.
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• United States
26 Jul 07
Pope Benedict appears to be espousing the same "traditions" that led to the Inquisitions and that the Apostle Paul fought against during his ministry. This current pope is a very dangerous man and could very likely destroy the Catholic Church by creating a schism between realistic common sense and traditional dictatorship of his office.
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@sneese (95)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Well, that's what I was thinking about at first, before he was ever elected. And when he took over the Pontificate all I could do was shake my head. But thinking about it, I have to give him credit- he is sticking to Traditional Catholic teaching. We know the Church has three legs: Scripture, Tradition, and Apostolic succession. The Church's belief has always been that there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church. But diring Vatican II, the church wanted to be more appealing and stopped teaching this. So, is he dangerous? Maybe, but at least he has the courage to stand up and speak the true beliefs of the Catholic Faith. After all, how many Catholics know that we still are not supposed to eat meat on Friday's?