Pope Francis is urging the bishops gathered for the Vatican Synod on the Family not to give in to “conspiracy” theories, after 13 cardinals and bishops expressed their concern that the assembly is being manipulated in a progressive direction.
A little dig at Pentin. He should be proud of himself!
You may not like to have the facts articulated in the public square, but Catholics and parents complaining "a" Holy Father is appointing and surrounding our families heretics and apostates isn't a 'conspiracy theory', sir.
Anymore than Christian ethnic cleansing by the muslims is a conspiracy theory.
It just is what it is. Put your big boy pants on and take ownership of what you're doing.
You have to love the internet!
The Vatican responded to the dust up over the Holy Father's use of the word 'conspiracy' to discredit Catholics who renounce the heretical circus he is hosting.
At first Fr. Lombardi, no doubt in the spirit of transparency they are always yapping about, calibrated Pope Francis' remarks without the condescending 'conspiracy' caricature.
Fr. Lombardi had to revisit his statement when some prelate tweeted what was said by the Holy Father.
Lombardi confirmed Thursday that the pope sorta kind did use the word but said he wasn't obliged to make everything everyone says public.
The dispute underscored what veteran Vatican watcher John Allen called the "dirty little secret" of reporting on the synod: Journalists aren't allowed inside, and must rely on Vatican spokesmen or the participants themselves to recount after the fact what was said.
I'm afraid THAT isn't the only 'dirty little secret'!
Lombardi often consults with Francis or his secretaries about what to reveal about the pope's private conversations, and Francis has been adamant in insisting that the synod is a "protected" space where bishops should feel free to express themselves.
Sure, because the idea that every insult he hurls at faithful Catholics and every heresy encouraged will not leak never occurred to him!