Article by pope’s confidantes adds little to understanding Trump’s America
Wrong on Protestant history, ignorant of contemporary Catholic life, tendentious in its analysis, patronizing in tone and damning with faint praise the very policies of the Holy Father it seeks to defend, it is hard to understand what ambitions were had for a piece that does not even rise to the level of mediocrity.
I was sorry to see Voris take such a beating in the article but otherwise found this article to be a chilling condemnation of the 'Pope Francis effect'.
Most especially this:
Spadaro and Figueroa’s theological assessment of the “ecumenism of hate” does not bear scrutiny. Their charges will dissipate quickly
enough for lack of substantive argument. But the claim that the Holy See refrains from distinguishing between right and wrong in a world of tyrants and their victims needs a correction soon.
It would have been opportune for the Secretariat of State to have done so before publication.