I waited to comment on this story because I had a feeling the beezlebubs would clarify that the Pope doesn't endorse Church teaching on material cooperation with sin.
They proved my gut instincts to be correct.
Fr. Lombardi said Pope Francis didn't know who she was or what happened and whether the Pope wants to make sure everyone knows his meeting doesn't mean he endorses Church teaching that Catholics shouldn't enter into gay marriages or materially cooperate with them.
Ms. Davis — the Rowan County, Ky., clerk who defied a judges orders and refused to grant a marriage licenses to gay couples — was among the guests ushered into the Vatican’s embassy for a brief meeting with him, the Vatican said.
“The pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis, and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects,” the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said in a statement released on Friday morning.
Ms. Davis’s case has become a focal point in the debate over the tensions between religious liberty and marriage equality in the United States.
This is complicated theology, but at this point it could be said that the people who are lured into the lascivious traps he is setting for them, are not fully accountable. By omission and commission, they are being deceived directly from the occupant in the Chair of Peter.
I don't have time to review this statement on the plane, but it seemed to me at the time to be saying people believe all kinds of stuff and should have conscience protection rights. He seemed to be keeping a distance from the substance of same sex marriage.
I keep going back to that initial invitation of Kasper and Pope Francis' endorsement of all Kasper's peculiar and heretical skullduggery and the suggestion we all endorse their asshat theology too.
When pigs fly brother.