It can't be all peace, joy and pancakes
…"I'm mainly concerned that the new situation will work well for my brother in relation to his faith, and I can witness that he's fulfilling what the good Lord expects of him and also being understood by many people," Msgr. Georg Ratzinger said in an Aug. 17 interview with Bavaria's Passauer Neuen Presse daily.
He said he was aware of recent controversies, such as debate over the pope's July 7 document allowing wider use of the Tridentine Mass, the liturgy that predates the Second Vatican Council, and a July 10
"These critical voices were to be expected – if everything went smoothly, it wouldn't be a good pontificate," Msgr. Ratzinger said. "A person active in God's kingdom has to expect resistance – just like our Lord, who also encountered enemies time and again. It can't all be peace, joy and pancakes."… -- Catholic News Service |