Monday, January 22, 2018

HIS HOLINESS HUMBLY APOLOGIZES MORE OR LESS

PRESS TITLE FOR APOLOGY:

Contrite pope apologises for sexual abuse comments that 'wounded many'

And The National Catholic Reporter of all "Catholic" papers puts it much more negatively, so I don't think damage controlled has worked but damage increased: (press ncr title)

Francis again cries 'calumny' defending bishop accused of abuse cover-up



4 comments:

TJM said...

This is a topic the Pope has to be very careful in discussing because it's such a serious subject and emotionally charged. No glib, off the cuff " who am I to judge" stuff

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Yes indeed and the moral authority of bishops to include the pope is so compromised that any misstep brings wrath and fury.

rcg said...

I really hate to pile on, but if the quote is accurate (is it ever?) then any apology that contains the word ‘if’ is not an apology.

ByzRC said...

It will take years to reclaim lost moral authority if, given past events and current administration, that is even possible.