Wednesday, December 14
Random Outburst of Fraternal Papal Devotion
Beleaguered by the foes of earth,
Beset by hosts of hell,
He guards the loyal flock of Christ,
A watchful sentinel:
And yet, amid the din and strife,
The clash of mace and sword,
He bears alone the Shepherd Staff,
The champion of the Lord!
I have a theory that hard-core splinter groups (whether Latin Mass schistmatics or loopy Protestant extremists) tend towards conspiracy theories and general fear of the world because they have no one fighting the good fight for them in the larger world. That doesn't excuse us from bringing Christ to our own mileu, but it is comforting.
Especially when that someone has gotten so good at looking Papal!