Sunday, February 2, 2014
Pope Francis tells Notre Dame to "continue" on with their moral teaching which is in line with the Magisterium
Michael Voris does a great job of articulating the spin from every angle.
I beg your pardon?
Please forgive this Catholic parent for being so direct.
This guy has just got to be kidding.
I've read blogosphere commentary from the usual suspects with the full time jobs telling us what the Pope meant to convey.
Serve up some more pretending and willful ignorance, please!
That worked out well for us.
Look, I just can't bring myself to propose that the Pope did not know what every other educated and informed Catholic knows about the perversion of moral teaching at Notre Dame.
Further, it simply isn't possible that any reasonably prudent person would not do their homework before caricaturing something as faithful to the Magisterium. Not in this day and age.
The idea that the Pope wouldn't know he has to do that diligence before he asks them the public square to "continue" its faithful exercise of the Magisterium is, quite frankly, absurd.
Who would give their own children perverted resources and tell them to continue to use them as the guiding light to uphold the culture?
Priests, bishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church. The Pope is now joining them.
What an ugly development.
Watching Cardinal Weurl standing there whispering into the Pope's ear while embracing Jenkins, and hearing the Pope's commentary that Notre Dame should continue to do what they've been doing to uphold the culture was chilling.
"Continue" on employing all the Richard McBriens to contradict Church teaching.
"Continue" on with your work selling Obamacare which will force Catholics into making choices between giving up their salvation or feeding and housing their family.
"Continue" on with your work to supply women with abortifacients.
"Continue" on with your work encouraging SSA men and women to enter into civil marriage instead of celibacy.
"Continue" to work on these things for the good of Catholics in the United States of America.
This is sick in the head and sick in the soul.
Sick in the culture of corruption that has plagued Christ's Church for decades - the good ole boys.
Just plain ole sick.
It brings us right back to the days when the hierarchy thought saying encouraging things to the pedophiles and ephebophiles they ordained would fix the problem they kept pretending didn't exist.
I don't really give a flying fig what the Pope told Jenkins in private.
That is not going to help my children or yours discern whether or not what he's been doing is what they should say and do.
What I care about is the Pope's public statement, which conveyed to the people that matter to me, that what Notre Dame has done and 'continues' to do, is the principles they need to apply in their work of evangelizing themselves, others and the culture at large.
That's what I care about and what all Catholics acting in good faith should care about. The statements the Pope "continues" to make have done damage to the discernment of the people in our homes, our families, our schools and the culture at large.
After all the years of trying to convince the people we love not to follow the examples set by Jenkins and Notre Dame, the Pope just told them it is in harmony with the Magisterium.