Sunday, September 07, 2014

The quotable Fr. Rutler

Whether you agree or not, you're likely as I to find this an amusing provocation: Fr. George W. Rutler, "Benedict XVI: Pope as Prophet" (Crisis, August 25, 2014):
Should the God of Love call Benedict first to his heavenly home where humility’s only advertisement is the peace which passes all understanding, may Francis or another successor of Peter, declare Benedict a Doctor of the Church. Of one thing we may be certain: like the bold prophet Jeremiah, the benign prophet Benedict will never say in this world or from the next, “I told you so.” Reality has said that already by events more than words.
[Hat tip to JM]


2 comments:








Anonymous

said...

GEORGE WILLIAM RUTLER

THE JOHN HENRY NEWMAN OF OUR AGE,

Imagine if he were Archbishop of New York !





Robert Allen

said...

Perish the thought. If he were an Archbishop just about anywhere in today's careerist episcopate, he wouldn't be the great Fr. Rutler.