Sun setting on Vatican diplomacy

I’ve seen this coming for a long time.  The answer to the question in the last sentence is:  No.

And in many ways, that’s a good thing.  Because for all of the “light and flash” that the “spirit of Vatican II” promised, it was all just smoke and mirrors.

We are not to be of the world but its enemy.  Just like Jesus said,  “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” (John 15:18).

The reason that the institutional Church has been everyone’s friend over the past 40 years is because it really hasn’t been Jesus’s friend.  It shirked its responsibility of proclaiming the Gospel and running a tight ship, internally.

Now we can see the results.  Here’s another message which is particularly relevant:  “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” (Matthew 7:6)

5 thoughts on “Sun setting on Vatican diplomacy

  1. Ever since the Emperor Constantine promoted Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire, the popes have played major political roles in support of their religious roles. As this has been the case for 1700 years, I would be hesitant to suggest that the church has been off course all this time.

  2. I’m not suggesting that the political role will not be there in some fashion, but the loss of influence and the marginalization of the Holy See as a political entity is coming in a big way.

    The pro-abort radicals have been trying to downgrade the Holy See’s status at the UN for years. But now with the latest sex abuse crisis and the homosexual juggernaut bearing down, my prediction is that, within my lifetime, we will see the Pope restricted in his movements. How long do you think it will be before States start denying the Pope entry into their countries and the Catholic Church being restricted in its activities? It’s coming. Go to any article on the Catholic Church in any main stream press website, and 99% is vitriolic attack against the Faith. That is only going to grow.

  3. I agree with John.
    Besides, much like episcopal conferences, the diplomatic role of the Church is not part of Her core mandate that can’t be eliminated.

  4. A wise man once taught that if we are not governed by Christ, then we will be governed by tyrants. Saint Peter taught that believers are living stones, and a Royal Priesthood. Tom Landers and his friends proved that evil Legislation supported by bad Canadian Supreme Court Law can be changed by concerned citizens, who act on Saint Peters advice through Parliament. in a democracy citizens are responsible to control their politicians. We are not to sit on our butts, point fingers and then not act in politics where the countries laws are made by Bills passed or rejected by majority vote. Christianity has in this way been taken out of law, education, government and thus society. Paganism remains with it’s passive sophist worshiping people who are wrapped up in their own goodness.

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