Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Who do you suppose wrote this?
"The crowds follow him, except for tiny groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants. Chased by the Antichrist, they tell him, 'You have given us everything except for the one thing that interests us, Jesus Christ,'"
"Today, in fact, we run the risk of having a Christianity that puts Jesus with his cross and resurrection into parentheses,"
"There also are relative values such as solidarity, love for peace and respect for nature. If these are given an absolute value or uprooted from or placed in opposition to the proclamation of the fact of salvation, then they become the basis for idolatry and are obstacles on the path to salvation."
Writing from the perspective of a confession that has some rather specific things to say about the Antichrist, I am profoundly appreciate of the witness given by Cardinal Biffi who served the Roman Catholic community as archbishop, bishop, priest, and deacon. Before his death in 2015, he showed himself to be prescient with respect to the challenges of our present day and the godless culture that has become the hallmark of Western Europe today. Rome could use more folks like him -- people who are willing to speak up against the current tide of obtuse words and progressive direction promoted by Pope Francis. Alas, the few voices that remain to challenge the current occupant of the Vatican are under distinct pressure to cave in or be silent before Francis and the direction he has set for Rome.