Hat tip to Angelqueen for this audio.
Do not listen if you are fainthearted; if your favorite forum is Catholic Answers; if you are a person of “pseudo-mystical optimism”; if you would prefer to feel the security of having your head in the sand; if the ignominy of the cross repulses you.
The speaker is Father Gregory Hesse, S.T.D., J.C.D. of Vienna, Austria. He was ordained in 1981 in St. Peter’s Basilica. He held doctorates in both Thomistic theology and Canon Law. From 1986-88 he served as Secretary to Cardinal Stickler at the Vatican. I had the pleasure of making his acquaintance and conversing with him a few years before he died.
NOTICE of April 18, 20013: The above audio has apparently been removed from Gloria TV. Therefore, I am linking to another of Canon Hesse’s talks. This one is titled “Is the Church Indefectible given the current crisis?” , again from Gloria TV.