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Old 11th April 2019, 05:28 PM
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Default Pope Emeritus B16 reflections on current crisis

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's reflections on the current clerical sexual abuse crisis within the Church, not without showing his support and appreciation to Pope Francis.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/n...al-abuse-59639

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The Creator God is confronted with the devil who speaks ill of all mankind and all creation. He says, not only to God but above all to people: Look at what this God has done. Supposedly a good creation, but in reality full of misery and disgust.....

...It is very important to oppose the lies and half-truths of the devil with the whole truth: Yes, there is sin in the Church and evil. But even today there is the Holy Church, which is indestructible.

Pope Emeritus favors the idea that the devil influences some people into believing or proclaiming that the Church has become evil in Her entirety. Yes, there is evil by some members of the Church, but the Church is indestructible. In fact, it is a dogma that the Church is indefectible.

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Jesus Himself compared the Church to a fishing net in which good and bad fish are ultimately separated by God Himself. There is also the parable of the Church as a field on which the good grain that God Himself has sown grows, but also the weeds that "an enemy" secretly sown onto it....

Nevertheless, the field is still God's field and the net is God's fishing net. And at all times, there are not only the weeds and the evil fish, but also the crops of God and the good fish. To proclaim both with emphasis is not a false form of apologetics, but a necessary service to the Truth.
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