Saturday, March 30, 2013
PRAY, PRAY MUCH FOR THE HOLY FATHER.
"...one should not leap to the absurd conclusion that all things are licit to the pope; or that he may turn things topsy-turvy in the Church at mere whim. Possession of power is one thing; a rightful use of power quite another. The supreme pontiff has received his power for the sake of building up the Church, not tearing it down. In exercising his supreme power he is by divine law strictly bound by the laws of justice, equity, and prudence. These laws require that unless necessity or great utility urge the contrary, the pope should, for example respect the legitimate customs obtaining in various places, observe prescribed ecclesiastical laws, etc. These laws, even though they do not possess a binding power for the pope, do nonetheless normally have for him a directive power."
Msgr. Van Noort's, Christ's Church (1958)
"Poor Holy Father, we must pray very much for him!" BLESSED JACINTA OF FATIMA