Previously the media reported that there was a campaign by the Vatican to rehabilitate Judas. Today the Pope said:
"And he is greedy: money is more important than communion with Jesus, more important than God and his love. He also becomes a liar, a double-crosser who breaks with the truth," Pope Benedict said.
Purposefully ignoring the truth, he said, Judas "hardens, becoming incapable of conversion … and throws away his destroyed life."
Judas’ action, he said, demonstrates that "the love of the Lord knows no limits, but man can limit it," refusing to recognize the need for purification, to accept the love of God and salvation through Jesus.
I think the pope really put a stake in that silly speculation.
* Link via American Papist.
yeah, and probably a silver stake blessed with holy water (to be liturgically correct, of course…)
Judas was also the first person to leave Mass early.
B16 sure doesn’t pull any punches, does he? I love it.
I think we should probably give props to Daniela Petroff of the AP for writing that “the holy father humbly washed the feet of 12 men,” calling it “an act of humility and service.”
No “so-called holy father,” not even a “meant to signify humility and service.”
Contrast that with the take of the other blog that linked to the Washington Post story.
After reading what the Holy Father said about Judas being a double crosser, I got to thinking, where did the phrase “double crosser” come from? Does it have biblical ties?
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