After months of speculation that the pope was about to release a new document or encyclical dealing with tightening up on abuses in the Church, the Benedict XVI stunned the world today by releasing the hard-hitting encyclical Rectificare Errata ("To Rectify Errors"), which takes the form of a lengthy condemnation of several of today's most abominable errors in matters of faith and liturgical practice. I am frankly shocked that the modern papacy, so used to ambiguous, wishy-washy statement and endless dialogue, was capable of making such bold, declarative statements. But, once again this pontiff has surprised me.
The document addresses errors concerning creation, biblical interpretation, salvation, the necessity of entrance into the Church, liturgical abuse, communion in the hand, and it even speaks about Medjugorje and finally calls for the consecration of Russia to our Lady!
Click here to read Benedict XVI's new and revolutionary encyclical, Rectificare Errata.
In the meantime, let us offer up Te Deum's to God for providing us with such a glorious and bold pontiff!
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