Sunday, November 20, 2016

SSPX Confessions Extended

"For the Jubilee Year I had also granted that those faithful who, for various reasons, attend churches officiated by the priests of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, can validly and licitly receive the sacramental absolution of their sins. For the pastoral benefit of these faithful, and trusting in the good will of their priests to strive with God’s help for the recovery of full communion in the Catholic Church, I have personally decided to extend this faculty beyond the Jubilee Year, until further provisions are made, lest anyone ever be deprived of the sacramental sign of reconciliation through the Church’s pardon..."

Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s Basilica, on 20 November, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, in the year 2016, the fourth of my Pontificate.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Love and Lies

"True love is not rigid," one reads in this article.

True love is exclusive. There is no more a plurality of fidelity in religion than there is in marriage. The man who loves truly says with all his heart, "I love you and will love only you and no one else forever."

Anything short of that is shallow sentiment, a waste of breath, a risible lie.