Sunday, March 18, 2018
Pope Benedict XVI letter also expressed his surprise over Pope Francis use of kooky German theologians
How much was left out of this letter is amazing.
From Fr. Z:
This monumental goat rodeo just gets worse and worse. Doesn’t this remind you of the seemingly inevitable truth that while a crime is bad, it’s the cover up that really brings you down.
What's pathetic about this PR campaign is, they're doing everything BUT conceding that Amoris Laetitia is a hot mess and fixing the errors in writing. Pope Benedict XVI hit Goliath between the eyes. Using theologians who lead people to unfaithfulness is a dumb idea.
When the Romans received Pope Benedict XVI's denial of their request to approve their theology, did they say "Oh wow, this is the exact same thing faithful Catholics are saying. We are doing something harmful that we must stop."?
They take the letter and figure out what to redact to make it look like Pope Benedict XVI thinks using unfaithful theologians is consistent with Christ and His Magisterium.
It's like the cheating husband who buys his wife nice jewelry. He's not going to admit what he's doing is wrong, stop it and be faithful to her, but will show up with diamond jewelry from time to time.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.