With all due Respect to the Current Successor to St. Peter…

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Pope Fran­cis has donated 500,000 dol­lars to assist migrants in Mex­ico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence col­lec­tions, will be dis­trib­uted among 27 projects pro­moted by six­teen Mex­i­can dio­ce­ses and reli­gious con­gre­ga­tions, which requested assis­tance in con­tin­u­ing to pro­vide food, lodg­ing, and basic neces­si­ties to the migrants.

Accord­ing to a state­ment from Peter’s Pence, “In recent months, thou­sands of migrants have arrived in Mex­ico, hav­ing trav­elled more than 4,000 kilo­me­tres on foot and with makeshift vehi­cles from Hon­duras, El Sal­vador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young chil­dren, flee poverty and vio­lence, hop­ing for a bet­ter future in the United States. How­ever, the US bor­der remains closed to them.”

I’ve decided that as long as the cur­rent suc­ces­sor sn in the chair when the annual Peter’s Pence col­lec­tion comes around this “Peter” will keep his pence.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going any­where. The church is still the church and the truth is still the truth and I’m not about to leave the truth because the chair of St. Peter hap­pens to be held by one of the occa­sional lemons that you’re bound to get over 2000 years, but I’d say this bit of advice that Christ gave in Matthew Chap­ter 23:23 very timely:

“The scribes and the Phar­isees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.

There­fore, do and observe all things what­so­ever they tell you, but do not fol­low their exam­ple. For they preach but they do not practice.

In the words of Major Win­ters in Band of Broth­ers we salute the rank not the man



Oh and one other thing the enemy would love us to to spend out time wal­low­ing in Self-​righteousness. We are obliged to pray for the Pope and to be very care­ful to remem­ber, par­tic­u­larly on Divine Mercy Sun­day that we all are in need of God’s mercy and should be most grate­ful for it being offered to any of us when we don’t deserve it.


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Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to assist migrants in Mexico. The funds, from the Peter’s Pence collections, will be distributed among 27 projects promoted by sixteen Mexican dioceses and religious congregations, which requested assistance in continuing to provide food, lodging, and basic necessities to the migrants.

According to a statement from Peter’s Pence, “In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from HondurasEl Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the US border remains closed to them.”

I’ve decided that as long as the current successor sn in the chair when the annual Peter’s Pence collection comes around this “Peter” will keep his pence.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going anywhere. The church is still the church and the truth is still the truth and I’m not about to leave the truth because the chair of St. Peter happens to be held by one of the occasional lemons that you’re bound to get over 2000 years, but I’d say this bit of advice that Christ gave in Matthew Chapter 23:2-3 very timely:

“The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.

Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.

In the words of Major Winters in Band of Brothers we salute the rank not the man

Oh and one other thing the enemy would love us to to spend out time wallowing in Self-righteousness. We are obliged to pray for the Pope and to be very careful to remember, particularly on Divine Mercy Sunday that we all are in need of God’s mercy and should be most grateful for it being offered to any of us when we don’t deserve it.

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