|Pope Emeritus as Cardinal Ratzinger|
Few people realize what a great gift the the Church the Pope Emeritus has been for a half-century.
I quote this selection from one of his essays, a quotation found in Martin's book.
" As far as the future is concerned, it seems likely that, in the view of the proportion between the growth of the Church and the growth of the world's population, the Church's influence in the world will constantly decrease. The numerical triumph of Catholicism over other religions, which today may still be granted, will in all probability not continue much longer."
The Pope Emeritus wrote this in 1963.
I am more and more convinced that the rise of Liberation Theology and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which still has a false ideal of Catholic Triumphalism, especially in England, took people away from the real message which God was trying to tell us through his prophets.
We should have been getting ready, preparing our families for the remnant Church over fifty years ago.
We only have ourselves to blame for the loss of children to the world, the flesh, and the devil.
And those parents, who are not paying attention today, will have to answer for their own blindness.