Cardinal Martini, the progressive prelate of Milan, has died.
I will pray for his soul, but I won’t be celebrating his ministry or his accomplishments. He did a lot of harm to the Church. Of course, he was very careful and nuanced in his comments during his “career” so as to be able to defend himself, if he was ever accused of departing from the Faith or dissenting or opposing the Holy Father. He was very shrewd and slick. That much, I’ll grant him.
I hope that the Lord has mercy on his soul, but I won’t be pretending to gloss over his veiled attacks on Catholic orthodoxy, including Humanae vitae.
There will be no wringing of hands at his passing here at Socon or Bust. It’s one less thorn in Our Lord’s side.