I am not easily shocked these days, but this did it. We live in evil times. I will pray for this man. Something tells me he is in greater need of prayer than the Pope. I think it is what +Benedict XVI would want as well.Lord have mercy!
Ah, another westerner reverting back to their original pre-Christian savagery.Just like how the once Christian middle-easterners reverting back to their pagan glory via Islam.God giveth and God taketh.
Sounds familiar?...the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him...
I wouldn't even print this garbage here. Send it to the AUstralian Outback where it belongs. It is better to not have seen it. Garbage and hatefilled. Encouraging vilence never sat well with me, and never will.
God bless the Pope, the Great and Good!
This should be a hate crime, shouldn't it? Hate crime against the Catholic Church?? This should pursued, and push heavily onto the MSM. Counter-attack. Or is this just "freedom of speech"??
I thank this journalist from Australia for proving one of my main poiints over the years. He has proved emphatically that journalists are not members of a profession, since they lack both training and ability in any habit of disciplined thought. Far more honourable than the typical journalist is the typical garbage collector. The latter is usually an honest person who has good morals and a fair assessment of his place in society. His work brings him a decent humility and a secure honour. The place of the journalist is far below that. There's nothing at all wrong with cleaning up garbage. Being garbage, on the other hand, is definitely not good for the soul.P.K.T.P.
OK, I get the point this guy is trying to get across: The Australian (& I suspect the entire Western World) approach to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan/bin Laden is shaky in his opinion. And his analogy to the Catholic Church/Pope is a logical jump I suppose if you're seeing the world from his angle. But WOW, just like shouting FIRE in a crowded theater is a crime, such jarring and hateful images is criminal... even if it doesn't happen to be against the law where he is.
Just one thing......Usama bin Ladin's followers do what they do at his encouragement and instruction.Clerical pedophiles do what they do DESPITE the instruction of the Pope and Church.BTW--has anyone who posted here read the actual article?
The author of the article is very sick.
Won't this op-ed columnist violate Australian laws on terrorism?
Sentiments like these are going to increase in fury and number until the Church is purified. Soon we will see things go from mere talk and editorials to concrete actions. It is a sign that we are approaching greater chastisement but also the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.My question to fellow Catholics is this: At what point does a Catholic stop the "I'll pray for you" tact and start considering the fact that we may be called upon to physically resist such attacks on the Faith?Should we start letting people like this know that "If you toucha my Church, I'll breaka you face"?The Cristeros come immediately to mind. Should we be informing people like this that the Catholic history which they so much despise is filled with Catholics who were forced to take up arms against the very likes of such people?I'm not sure where the line is drawn, having never had to face such a situation, but this article, without doubt, definitely raises the ante.
Jack's analysis is exactly correct. Why did I (and others here) not point it out before? It is because it is rather obvious and we don't need to get into a urinating contest with a skunk, which is what this 'reporter' has reduced himself to. Yes, one could point out that nobody has proved the Pope guilty of anything and that ephibophile predators in the priesthood were not acting at his behest. But I think that we all know that. The man who wrote this trash also knew it. He is akin to that Dawkins character, except that Dawkins does not have the excuse of being mentally deficiient.P.K.T.P.
The article is not seriously suggesting that the Vatican should be bombed and the Pope riddled with bullets. It is arguing that the United States - and, more specifically, Australia - should not be waging a war in Afganistan on the pretext that we are liberating them from evil people who are harming womena and children. That is the author's point; he chooses a ridiculous example to make his point. Any honest reading of the article, any one with a sense of irony can see that, even if we acknowledge that the author's analogy is weak.
"The article is not seriously suggesting that the Vatican should be bombed and the Pope riddled with bullets..."The issue is not whether the journalist who wrote this piece is seriously suggesting military action against the Vatican, or is being ironic. I agree that he is trying to be ironic, but the entire essay is so clumsily handled and written that the irony does not come across so easily, and in any case the essay is one massive pile-up of hate against the Pope.
I encourage all readers to lodge an official complaint with the (Australian) ABC - it cannot be that such a hate-filled diatribe go unquestioned. I am sure that there are laws in Australia which would forbid such incitement to religious hatred.
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