The Transalpine Redemptorists
Our Holy Father
Pope Benedict XVI.
We leave Papa Stronsay on Wednesday 15th
to be with the Vicar of Christ
on Thursday 16th
Feast of St. Ninian.
A word on what one should think
about the radical dissent surrounding this historic State Visit:
spoken in another context
by the Pope himself:
“ It is important to recognize dissent for what it is,
and not to mistake it
for a mature contribution
to a balanced and wide-ranging debate.
It is the truth revealed through Scripture and Tradition
and articulated by the Church’s Magisterium
that sets us free.
Cardinal Newman realized this,
and he left us an outstanding example
of faithfulness to revealed truth
by following that 'kindly light' wherever it led him,
even at considerable personal cost.
Great writers and communicators
of his stature and integrity are needed in the Church today,
and it is my hope that devotion to him
will inspire many to follow in his footsteps. ”
— Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the Bishops of England and Wales
Visit “ad limina apostolorum,” January, 2010
Viva il Papa!