Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who said this?

Leave your answers in the combox below.

"We think of the great powers of the present day, of the anonymous financial interests which turn men into slaves, which are no longer human things, but are an anonymous power which men serve, by which men are tormented and even slaughtered. They are a destructive power, a power that menaces the world."

"And then the power of the terrorist ideologies. Apparently in God's name, violence is done, but it is not God: they are false divinities, divinities that must be unmasked, that are not God."

"And then drug-trafficking, this power that, like a devouring beast, extends his hands towards every part of the earth and destroys: it is a divinity, but a false divinity, which must fall. Or also the way of life propagated by public opinion: today it is so, marriage is no longer important, chastity is no longer a virtue, and so forth. These ideologies that dominate, so much so that they impose themselves with force, are divinities. And in the suffering of the saints, in the suffering of believers, of the Mother Church of which we are a part, these divinities must fall, it must come to pass what the letters (of St. Paul) to the Colossians and to the Ephesians say: the dominations, the powers fall and become subject to the one Lord Jesus Christ."

6 comments:

Michele said...

i have no idea who said that but that is a very good article!

Karinann said...

I really don't know, but I'll take a guess- Ven. Pope John Paul II?

paramedicgirl said...

Keep guessing! It was part of a rare, 20 minute impromptu speech - no more hints!

Dancing With Pussycats said...

Hmmm...not likely, I know, but could it be Pope Paul VI?

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing but I think it might be pope Benedict XVI. The line, "a false divinity, which must fall" was the title of something regarding him in the pass weeks. But it really is a guess.
These who said it are getting harder. We're going to have to put on our thinking hats.

paramedicgirl said...

Well, we have a winner! It was Indeed Pope Benedict XVI, speaking without a prepared text after the reading of the office for the Third Hour in the Synod Aula, Vatican City, October 11, 2010.

The Holy Father spoke from his heart.