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Come back Alexander VI; all is forgiven!

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I heard it put very neatly the other day: “I sigh for the days of Alexander VI. He was a bad guy, and did bad things. Now we’ve got a pope who wants everyone else to do bad things, so he can call it good.”

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Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.”

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7 thoughts on “Come back Alexander VI; all is forgiven!”

  1. louiseyvette says:

    Good book!

  2. Hugh says:

    As Archbishop of Buenos Aires he gave Communion to those in irregular relationships, and instructed his clergy to do likewise. (I know of at least five clergy in that archdiocese who can attest to that policy.) So that’s the mortal sin of scandal. To the best of my knowledge, he hasn’t repented of that policy: on the contrary he is seeking to extend it to the universal church, via A.L. So I think we can say the possibility of him being lily-white is extremely small. It seems the working assumption should be that he is in a state of serious sin.

  3. Rory Donnellan says:

    At least Pope Alexander VIth never accused Catholics who hold to the dogma “extra ecclesiam, nulla salus” of “pious nonsense” – nor did he add insult to injury by conjuring up a barrage of bad names for Catholics who take dogmatic truths seriously.

  4. louiseyvette says:

    It’s a real worry which yesteryears are looking really good right now. :/

  5. Remnant Clergy says:

    Time to start realizing the Bible verses in Revelation 13.

  6. Barbara says:

    Yes, O for the days when prelates who did evil things knew what they did was evil, but in their lust and weakness did them anyway. Odd that we might yearn for that. From all appearance Pope Francis seems lily-white. Can’t judge his soul, or his intent. The deeper, better planned evil (Satan’s longer game) is to have someone who looks good do evil things. I’ve read “Lord of the World” several times but it will reward another read. First thing we must do is stand aside and allow God’s Holy Will to play out in other souls – as It will – without allowing ourselves to get sucked into the darkness. Second thing we must do is work towards our personal holiness – to shine His Light in this darkness.

  7. Stephen Lowe says:

    It is what it is not supposed to be…fundamental error…kinda like the bathroom thingie goin on in my home state…oh and the bishop chimed in the other day with the strong statement that a third way can be found through understanding and luv. Hippee, thata boy, let em have it with both barrels. This is the land of the wimps and home of the limp wristed.

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