Saintly Pope vs Lewd Buffoon
I wanted to re-read Pascendi Dominici Gregis, just for the desire to have a drink of pure water after the mud I must read about every single day.
The encyclical starts with the following words:
VENERABLE BRETHREN, HEALTH AND THE APOSTOLIC BLESSING:
1. One of the primary obligations assigned by Christ to the office divinely committed to Us of feeding the Lord’s flock is that of guarding with the greatest vigilance the deposit of the faith delivered to the saints, rejecting the profane novelties of words and the gainsaying of knowledge falsely so called.
Well I had to stop here, and write this blog post.
In three lines, at the very start, this holy man of God hammers down with great clarity and strong energy what the duty of a Pope is. He makes brutally clear that “profane novelties” and “knowledge so called” will always attach the faith, and the duty of a Pope is exactly to reject them.
What a difference with the lewd buffoon currently sullying the sea of Peter.