During his last homily as pope on Ash Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI deplored the division among priests that is disfiguring the Church and damaging her communion:
‘Finally, the prophet considers the prayer of the priests, who turn to God with tears, saying: “Do not make your heritage a mockery, a byword among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’” (v. 17). This prayer makes us think of the importance of the witness of Christian faith and life given by each of us and our communities for showing the face of the Church, and how that face is sometimes disfigured. I think in particular of sins against the unity of the Church, and divisions within the body of the Church. To experience Lent in a more intense and manifest ecclesial communion, overcoming individualism and rivalry, is a humble and valuable sign for those who are distant from the faith or indifferent.’
One such group of priests causing divisions in the communion of the Church through their egotistical individualism and rivalry against the authority of the Holy Father and the Magisterium are those who have formed the dissent movement A Call to Action. It has been reported to Protect the Pope that A Call to Action are mobilizing to take advantage of the media interest in Pope Benedict’s resignation to spread their campaign of dissent and disloyalty.
A Call to Action are mobilizing a task force to do media interviews between now and the conclave to falsely portray in the media the ‘dissatisfaction’ of Catholics with our Holy Father, and promote the need for ‘Vatican III and the usual liberal agenda same-sex marriage, the abolition of celibacy, women’s ordination etc etc.
Protect the Pope comment: What can we say to priests who choose this very sensitive and sad time to create an anti-Catholic Voices group to promote their anti-papist, anti-Catholic agenda? You should be ashamed of yourselves.