Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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Monday, January 07, 2008

"I didn't put him up to it, honest."

Franc Cardinal Rodé, C.M., whose day job is being Pro-Prefect of Congregation for Institutes of the Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, was the homilist and principal celebrant at the opening Mass of GC35.

His Eminence, in his homily, said something* which left even MY mouth agape.
[There] is the need to present to the faithful and to the world the authentic truth revealed in Scripture and Tradition. The doctrinal diversity of those who at all levels, by vocation and mission are called to announce the Kingdom of truth and love, disorients the faithful and leads to a relativism without limits. There is one truth [emphasis mine], even though it can always be more deeply known.
I don't know how His Eminence could have been more clear without pointing at guys. ("You, in the third row, with the plaid shirt. No, not YOU, I mean the guy with the green yellow plaid shirt. You're a dissenting heretic, cut it out or B16 will thwack you with his crozier until you see sense.")



* Actually he said lots of things that were so forthright and frank that my mouth hasn't shut in hours.