The manipulation changed the meaning of the image in a way that violated photojournalist industry standards. The Vatican's communications office released the photo of the letter on Monday on the eve of Francis' five-year anniversary. The letter was cited by Monsignor Dario Vigano, chief of communications, to rebut critics of Francis who question his theological and philosophical heft and say he represents a rupture from Benedict's doctrine-minded papacy. In the part of the letter that is legible in the photo, Benedict praised a new volume of books on the theology of Francis as evidence of the "foolish prejudice" of his critics.
August 19, at 1: Being only two years of age, I missed the great event. A few years ago, had I heard that the Pope was coming to visit, I would have been unfurling my Papal flag, tuning up the vocal chords and beating a path to book my tickets.
I am, after all, a regular Mass goer and active parishioner, and having the Pope to visit makes the heart of any Catholic beat faster. And wondering whether you, Holy Father, are in touch with the reality of the Church.
For the past fifty years and more, the Church has undergone arguably her biggest crisis in history, of which the horrific sex abuse cases are a lamentable sign.
Poverty stricken catechesis and the post conciliar liturgy, supposedly renewed, succeed only in hiding and even in contradicting the true face of Christ and of His Church.
Schism hardly registers as a sin. And the commandments of God, especially in relation to the sanctity and permanence of marriage between man and woman, are under unprecedented attack.
Sacrilege is a daily event. Souls no longer seek life and mercy in the Sacrament of Penance. The Holy Eucharist is routinely profaned, as the sacred Particles are lost by careless Communion in the hand.
One would be fortunate to find a child in Ireland who can explain even at a most basic level the faith of its baptism. Is it any wonder that drugs, alcohol, suicide are endemic? The hope of forgiveness of sins, the hope and wonder of life in Heaven, the truth of so many miracles that prove the Catholic Faith- where are these preached today?
That, as you know, is the central tenet of our Christian faith. That, and the fact that the Catholic Church is the continuation of His Life on earth: Despite her fallen members, we know that the Catholic Church alone has received the message of Christ to the world, and His saving Power.
And we have the proof! To change the world? Yes, but only and first by changing ourselves. We can be saved from sin and misery by His Grace! Of His Divinity, and His work in the Church, by many miracles, even by the raising of the dead to life. These miracles are found only in the Catholic Church.
The finger of God is there! We look for a Pope who preaches, as all your predecessors, Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. Thou shalt not commit adultery….
See to it that the Bishops and priests teach the souls in their care. If the world is displeased, well, the servant is not greater than his Master.
Preach once more the Redemption from sin.How to Write the Letter The two key principles here are brevity and respect.
You need to show respect for both Pope Francis and the office of the papacy, which was established by Christ himself. Below is a list of valid postal addresses for sending a letter to the Holy Father, Pope Francis In the USA The current Papal Apostolic Nuncio (the Pope's ambassador) in Washington D.C.
"Everyone has the right to write a letter to the pope, most of all the cardinals of the Roman church," said Müller, speaking Sunday evening in an interview with Italian TV channel Tgcom Letter from Mongol Leader from Kuyuk Khan to Pope Innocent IV. By the power of the Eternal Heaven, we are the all-embracing Khan of all the Great Nations.
It is our command: This is a decree, sent to the great Pope that he may know and pay heed. Sep 20, · An Open Letter to the Pope. In your letter to Irish mass-goers you stated that the Irish hierarchy, in covering up rape and transfering known rapists to other parishes, where many more.
Open Letter to Pope Francis I am shocked beyond words at your silence during the abortion referendum in Ireland. A small group of us, Scots, went over to Dublin in order to help save the lives of the unborn babies at risk of being killed if a YES vote resulted so we remain in shock.