Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What Do The Following Groups Have In Common?
More than you may know

Group One
The Papal States, the Kingdom of Spain (including its territories of Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Venice, the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy of Parma, the Duchy of Urbino, the quasi-independent Knights of Malta and the the Knights Hospitaller.

Group Two
The Society of Saint Pius X. The Anglicans. The following Orthodox - the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Patriarchate of Moscow, the Patriarchate of Serbia, the Patriarchate of Romania, the Patriarchate of Georgia, the Church of Cyprus, the Church of Greece, the Church of Poland, the Church of Albania, the Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia, the Church of Finland and the Apostolic Church of Estonia.

Historical Fact
Group One was brought together under one banner by Pope Saint Pius V to stand together against the forces of Islam from conquering Europe.

Historical Fact mixed with Personal Opinion
Group Two was/is brought together by Pope Benedict XVI to...
You make the call. What do you think?


Blogger nypd green said... drive out the cowardly, liberal, self-serving forces corrupting and destroying our present day Church?

8:23 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

. . . to circle the wagons. Whatever passes for orthodox Christianity in the larger sense of the term will be attacked viciously by the forces of secularism (read this as militant atheism). Christians will be marginalized at work, persecuted in the public square if they refuse to keep their religion private, children will be taken away from parents who are too rigid socially, and will even be incarcerated for attempting to exercise their soon-to-become theoretical rights of free speech and religion.

Alarmist? We'll see . . . .

I also predict that there will come a time when Russia will offer religious sanctuary to Christians who will be persecuted by the European Union and maybe Christians from the United States and Canada. Yes, this one is a WAG, but again, we'll see . . . .

10:40 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

...stand as a bulwark against the tide of the third attempt by the Moslems to take over the world and to defeat the forces of secular humanism.

11:58 PM  
Blogger vbh said... prepare for the final Battle! Kyrie Eleison!

10:12 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

I just pray he can get us back together! That is enough to make me believe he should go down in history as Pope Benedict the Wise!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Smiley said...

I wonder how many of us will have to leave North America and Western Europe for new homes in south America (still catholic) and Russia

1:48 PM  
Blogger Alexander said...

Destroy the Novus Ordo? lol

3:49 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

BTW, nice job getting the two Popes in the same pose!

10:20 PM  

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