Our friend Mike Voris is suggesting the proper response to Pope Francis style of saying every thought that comes into his head no matter how unwise or unsound is to wait a few days until the Vatican can crack the code and tell us what he meant.
Here is a transcript.
Even if Catholics ignore a year and a half of the consistent messages that moral theology and commandments can be violated and will not result in a judgment and adjudication from Christ, evangelism should be about what should be done with money, the economy, lonely people, teenage unemployment and making sure trees (not women or children)can bear fruit without exploitation, Fr Lombardi has already confirmed that the scandalous things reported captured the essence of what Pope Francis said though is not a precise translation.
Michael seems to be swimming in the river of denial.
Further, and more importantly, how does Michael propose parents explain this new method of catechesis to their children?
Yes honey, I heard the Pope telling the world that the Catholic Church should not make judgments about homosexual sex and other small-minded rules about adultery, contraception, abortion and I know you have not heard him teach any of the things in the Catechism I have been teaching at home, and I know this appears to confirm what Father so and so preaches in the Church we fled -- but we must wait a few days or a few years until Fr Lombardi sends out a press release.
What exactly does Michael think has happened inside of every Catholic home after a year and a half of having Fr. Lombardi say, Ya, that is basically what the Pope said but not a precise translation?
Suggesting to parents that the right action inside of their homes is to ignore and continue to contradict the Pope and their children will get the tools they need for the rest of their life for the salvation of their souls is farcical.
There is a reason why there is a 2000 year history of Popes who adopt the style of not saying every thought that pops into their heads.
With every single vocation each of us accepts, there comes change.
We can no longer be who we are when we accept a vocation.
A woman who takes a husband has to come home and put a meal on the table instead of grabbing a salad and going to the gym. Even though going to the gym after work is very much who she is.
When she becomes a mother, she prepares herself by studying the best practices, she reads, observes, studies and she takes on an entirely new set of habits, discipline and sacrifices.
A man does the same as a husband and a father.
Is Michael now suggesting that vocations do not require the discipline and change that make them succesful?
Pope Francis is teaching us all how to be loosey goosey when we enter into a vocation and we should not inform our children and the people we love about how that road leads to a train wreck?
A priest spends years learning how the sacrifice of celibacy creates an intimate and powerful connection to Christ and how to use the connection and power to crush Satan's head. He surrenders who he is when he lays on the floor on the day of his ordination. He practices the art of discipline and sacrifice.
A priest who finds himself elected to the Chair of Peter requires the ultimate sacrifice of who he is. This change is so ginormous, Christ memorialized it with the practice of changing His Vicar's name, and telling him he is about to be chained and dragged to a place he will not want to go.
Cheapening this vocation as something a man could accept while continuing to act as he pleaseth no matter what the cost is to catechesis, salvation and unity is a terrible disservice to Christ and His Church and needs to be rejected.
We have a duty to preserve the vocation of a Pope, most especially when a current occupant wants to turn it into the adventures of Forest Gump.