Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Digging himself in deeper

Well my friends, I have been offered another column so now I write two columns as well as work forty hours a week to help support the convent...busy times for me.

But on to the news.

First let me state that before I am anything else I am a Christian and I am a nun. I am not a protestant Christian, and I am not a Catholic Christian. I AM JUST A CHRISTIAN.

However, the associated press released an article today, which the local paper entitled "Pope's statement again riles Proestants." Well my friends, not just protestants, but this nun has her dander up as well. First let me quote the first paragraph of the article.

LORENZADO DI CADORE, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Cathoic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Caholicism provides the only true path to salvation.

My friends, I am not sure who Pope Benedict XVI speaks for, but he has long since stopped speaking for, and more than likely with, God. Benedict has voiced his hatred for Jews and Muslims in the international press and now all of Christianity that doesn't follow his path to God. He is determined to pull down any hope of unity among faiths and spread as much discord as he possibly can.

Whether it appeals to Benedict or not, the Jewish faith, the Christian faith, and the Musim faith all have the same progenitor and ALL worship the same God - whether it appeals to Benedict or not. There is no cathoic heaven, no protestant heaven, and no muslim heaven. THERE IS ONLY HEAVEN. It is ironic that one of the prayers said at ever cathoic mass includes "I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic faith..." When I was a novice I spoke to a monk named "Brother Fred" about this. He told me that by "catholic" it means "universal". How ironic that a church that a pope that purports to believe in a "universal church' does everything to ensure that there isn't one. Instead he seems to spend his time sewing seeds of hatred and discord amongst all of the world's faiths. His move of isolationism has made him the embodiment of the old joke, which I have shared with you before.

"When you die and go to Heaven, Saint Peter will show you around. He will pass a locked door and point to it saying, 'Don't bother him, thats the former Pope Benedict XVI. He thinks he's alone up here.'"

Yes, before anyone asks, I still consider myself Catholic. I just wish that Benedict XVI was not.