Do we – do I – do you follow the way of Truth? I pray daily for God to guide me along the narrow path to heaven. I also pray daily for the Pope and the Church which is why is it bothers me greatly that there is such discord in our Church, mainly the desire by some to remove the Pope from the chair of St. Peter. Can this be done? Simply put, yes. Canon 332 (from the Canon Law of the Church) states that this can be done and its basis goes back some 1000 years ago when 3 men claimed to be the Vicar of Christ. (I had to laugh because one of the men claimed to have bought it from the sitting Pope.)
I woke up this past Saturday morning and was reading through my Twitter feeds and saw an interview with Raymond Arroyo discussing this very topic since a number of theologians have asked the Cardinals of the Church to remove Pope Francis from office for heretical comments made in his Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia written in 2016. I was in my bathroom washing up and getting ready for the day while listening to this. I have never been shy about stating that is the my reliance on the Holy Spirit that makes me the man I am today. Why do I mention that? Because I have become “tuned” to pay attention to small little coincidences in my life to understand different messages being given to me by the Holy Spirit. Saturday morning I believe was one of them. While brushing my teeth, Raymond Arroyo’s interview ended and my phone pulled up the following clip on YouTube from an old TV show featuring the thoughts of Fulton Sheen – the episode that came up on my phone was originally aired in 1954 and the topic of Blessed Sheen’s talk was “Nice People”. I am sharing this with you now.
Again, I found it rather extraordinary that this was the clip that followed the interview discussing the heresy of our current Pope. I will say no more this morning. Listen and reflect; reflect and pray.
Do something great for our Lord today – pray for peace in our world; pray for humility.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.