Friday, September 7, 2012

The Cardinal Should not Dance with the Dragon!


It is said that Napoleon said to the Pope, "I will destroy the Church in one year."  The response of a cardinal to Napoleon was, "Sir, we have been trying to destroy the Church for 1800 years I doubt that you will be able to destroy it in one."  The cardinal's response to Napoleon show that of course the Church was founded on weak humans.  The cardinal was not saying that the clergy or church faithful were trying to destroy the Church on purpose but rather their sinful humanity would destroy the Church if it was not founded by Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit.  If it were not for the guidance of the Holy Spirit these weak human popes, preists and lay people surely would have destroyed the Church, but the fact is that the gates of hell will never destroy the Church the Truth. Hence, the silliness of Martini's complete lack of the transcendent (and the National Catholic Reporter's, for that Matter)....