Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: Popes cannot be good or great — only God can

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00 am

Two Vatican II Popes are going to be declared Saints. Pope John Paul XXIII is called the “good” Pope and Pope John Paul II is called “great.”

Luke 18:19 says “But Jesus said to him, Why dost thou call Me good? No one is good but only god.” (By the way, Jesus wasn’t denying His Divinity, John 8:58 would prove that.) He only served notice to the careless, superficial rendering of True Goodness.

Great? John 15:20 says “No servant is greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me, they will persecute you also.” So much for popularity! Matthew 7:15-20 says, “By their fruits you will know them.”

John 15:5 says: “For without Me, you can do nothing.” Union with Christ is like a vine; we are His branches. We bear fruit only if attached to the vine, Christ. Yeah, we can do a lot on our own — a lot of mischief. But if the fruit is not there, something is dramatically wrong. And it will do no good to cover it up!

Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty suffered tremendously in Hungary against the Communists. He would not compromise. And even after he was finally released, he wanted to go back to protect his flock — willing to accept death. But Pope Paul VI refused; instead, he placed a compromised Bishop in Mindszenty’s place to placate the Communists. (The same Pope that gave his papal rings to the ungodly United Nations.)

Cardinal Wyszynski and Karol Wojtyla (Poland) compromised much. John Paul II escaped the persecution of Mindszenty but he took the credit for battling Communism.

Poland’s Cardinal Glemp correctly called Solidarity, John Paul’s sacred cow, a mixed bag of Marxists, Troskovites and Communist Party members. Glemp, a true shepherd, told the truth: Communism is still alive and well in Poland and Russia. This was clearly opposite of the Vatican portrayal that the requests of Fatima were fulfilled and the Communist Russian bear was dead.

Truth isn’t always welcomed. Truthful Glemp earned a trip to Rome to be chewed out by John Paul II. His invitation to Fatima, Portugal was withdrawn in 1996 (replaced by then-Cardinal Ratzinger who delivered a “new” version).

Ron Arthur

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Recent Comments

Posted 23 hours ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Letter: La Raza does support illegal im…

[thumbup] Thank you Walter I couldn't have said it better myself without taking 4 times as many words.

More...

Posted 24 hours ago by Joseph Wood.

article: Lodi Academy students on their way to h…

Another example of the incredible community spirit that exists in Lodi. It's a never-ending story.

More...

Posted Yesterday by Joe Baxter.

article: Letter: Friend’s car was wrongfully tow…

I have no sympathy for people who blatantly violate the law then whine when they have to suffer the consequences. The signs at the Lodi Pos…

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Ed Walters.

article: Letter: Surprised by water bill

Until the meters were put in that flat rate was outstanding since you could use all the water you could get through a hose anytime you want…

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Walter Chang.

article: Letter: La Raza does support illegal im…

"some bloggers here" Kevin, I was referring specifically about a handful of Archconservative/Retrogressive "Christain"…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Featured Events

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists