Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Horrible

Who would do something like this?

TAIZE, France (AFP) - The French-based ecumenical Taize community is trying to take stock of the fatal stabbing of its popular 90-year-old founder, overshadowing a global Catholic youth festival starting in Germany.

Roger Schutz, a popular Christian figure known simply as Brother Roger, was killed late Tuesday in his Reconciliation church in Taize, in eastern France's Burgundy region, during a prayer service.

As a German cleric arrived to take over the group, messages of sadness came from Pope Benedict XVI, French government ministers and other dignitaries.

A 36-year-old Romanian woman believed to be mentally disturbed was in police custody for allegedly plunging a knife into his back three times in front of 2,500 mostly young people attending the service.


Full story here.

Prayers for Brother Roger!

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  3. go to http://www.jacob-benjy.blogspot.com

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  5. LOL, how absurd! For them to hit you on your blog, too funny....

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  6. Can't you just delete these? I mean, they are kinda funny, but I'm canning mine as soon as I get 'em.

    ...Aaaaaand, since you have more/got them first, I say they tracked me down through YOU.

    Maggie, how could you do this to me?? :fake tears:

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  7. There was a Swiss heretic and Roger was his name-o

    R O G E R

    R O G E R

    R O G E R

    and Roger was his name-o!

    Then one day he met the pope-

    John the Twenty-Third-0

    and he said you're in the church

    what heresy, oh no!

    H E R E S Y

    H E R E S Y

    H E R E S Y

    and that's the end of my song-o!

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  8. The anonymous person just ahead of me has too much time on his hands, I think. Since he is making up badly rhymed, insulting songs about recently dead Christians and all.

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  9. Yes, it is in rather poor taste to be making nasty remarks about recently murdered people. How 'bout offering some prayers for the repose of his soul, as I suggested, instead?

    That seems to be the charitable, Christian thing for anon to do, especially since he/she seems so convinced that Brother Roger was in a state of heresy ... rather a dire condition to die in ...

    PS Shannon, I'm going to take your advice :)

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  10. fools,

    you can't pray for a heretic... and more so he denied the Church!
    he refused the Catholic church, and he's burning in hell for it!

    Brother Roger,
    it is now too late as the flames lick you. You refused the one true Church, for this, eternal fire is yours.

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  11. Anon, if you don't quit putting yourself in the role of Judge (um, it's God who decides who goes to Heaven and Hell, not anonymous posters) I'm going to start deleting your comments.

    NO ONE has the right to say that someone is burning in Hell. The Church does not, has never declared that any individual is in Hell. Not Hitler, not Stalin, not Pilate, not Judas!

    You are treading on dangerous territory, spiritually. For your own sake speak to your confessor about this! I do not like when posters fail to leave their names, but that doesn't mean I'm don't care about you and your welfare. I care a lot.

    Note: This is the true meaning of the oft-misused verse, "Judge not lest ye be judged."

    While wishy-washy people often hit you over the head with this verse to suggest that it's not right to disapprove of a sinful lifestyle, or that it's hypocritical to point out wrong-doing, what it actually means is that no sinner has the right to set themselves up in the place of God, issuing proclamations of damnation like some kind of emperor of the dead.

    Those who judge in this manner shall be judged.

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  12. maggie,

    no i'm not this poster.
    for all i know roger could be saved. that is up to God. but the Church has said Judas is in hell. I know popes have said it, and I can recall St. Alphonsus saying:
    "Poor Judas, he's been in hell 1700 years (or something like that) and his hell is still just beginning." And he's a saint and doctor of the Church... so his opinion counts.

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  13. I think I saw where Brother Roger recieived holy communion at JP II's funeral....He must have been in sone kind of union with the Church.....

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  14. no, they just wanted to be ecumenical and give him communion. i called taize the day i saw it and they said brother roger didn't convert....

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