As the Vatican scrambles to elect the next Pope, I am amazed but saddened at the public's reactions. An Italian priest burns a photo of the Pope at Mass, declaring"He abandoned his flock." This sort of action is not the work of God, but Satin. A breach opens wider and the enemy takes aim and fires.
First of all, only time will reveal why our Pope is retiring. We really don't know the real reason our Holy Father is breaking with tradition. Whatever the reason, the illustrious media is having a field day with all the sensationalism, and mark my words, most of what is reported is not true. Journalism used to be an honorable vocation. It was of the upmost importance that accurate information was reported. But, like the morality of the entire country, truth has nothing to do with the news. Sensationalism has taken precedence over morals. I read remarks like "Catholics are an outdated social club, detached from reality." That statement couldn't be farther from the truth! The Catholic Church is standing by the truth and the word of God. Nothing out dates the word of God.
Our society has avelanched down Mt. Evil, and is picking up speed as it falls towards the abyss.
Just like Sodom and Gomorrah, we are repeating history, and will perish.
As you all do your best to degrade our church, know that it is us "Whacky" Catholics that assemble daily to pray for our world, for an end to violence, and end to wars, and end to social injustice.
It is us "Whacky" Catholics still preaching the word of the good news of the Gospel.
Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.