Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finally, Popealooza was too much for even Phil Lawler to spin

What's wrong with the Pope's latest interview...

We should not or must not speak in any way, shape or form of an interview in the normal use of the word,” Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, tells us. Yet he says that the Pope’s conversation with Scalfari was “very cordial and most interesting”—taking time to refer to Scalfari as an “expert journalist.” Father Lombardi says:

It is safe to say, however that the overall theme of the article captures the spirit of the conversation between the Holy Father and Mr. Scalfari while at the same time strongly restating what was said about the previous “interview” that appeared in La Repubblica: the individual expressions that were used and the manner in which they have been reported, cannot be attributed to the Pope.

What are we to make of that paragraph? The Vatican spokesman says that the article in La Repubblica accurately “captures the spirit of the conversation,” but any given statement attributed to the Pope might be inaccurate. Yet he does not correct any inaccuracies. Having said that the article is “most interesting,” he leaves readers to sort out truth and error for themselves.

And thus the Pope expects children and uncatechized to sort through the irresponsible, misleading and heretical outcome of the shtick of his papacy and make judgments about truth and error for themselves.

And, they're doing it.

What parent, husband, wife, brother, sister, friend and responsible Catholic would (or could) remain indifferent or silent as he ushers it into our homes, parishes, schools and culture?

1 comment:

Joe Potillor said...

What was that about doing the same thing and expecting a different result?