Wednesday, January 31, 2018
HOW MANY RANK AND FILE LAITY ARE AWARE OF THE CURRENT CONFUSION IN THE MAGISTERIUM OF THE CHURCH AND IF THEY ARE, DO THEY CARE?
I have had very few of my parishioners voice concern for the confusion in the Church at this time coming from the highest places of the Church.
Bloggers and their commenters know about the controversy over the footnote in Amoris Laetitia.
Bloggers and their commenters know that Pope Francis is ambiguous and one is never sure if what His Holiness says lines up with what His Holiness will say later.
Bloggers and their commenters know that Pope Francis committed a pastoral error of the most serious kind in calling victims of priestly sexual abuse liars.
Bloggers and their commenters know that Pope Francis kind of apologized but stood up for the bishop in Chile that has caused so much trauma there but now he is sending an investigate to get more facts from the survivors.
Bloggers and their commenters know that a Chinese retired Cardinal confirmed what Pope Francis said to him which is in conflict with the Secretariat of State and the Secretariat of State has clarified that he and the pope are on the right page but the Chinese Cardinal isn't, a public humiliation of yet again another Cardinal with impeccable credentials and heroic witness to the faith in difficult circumstances.
And then we have this from a bishop of the Church from the peripheries of the world making clear that bishops and cardinals are in a schismatic relationship with each other and the pope and that they need to make a profession of faith to reassure the rank and file members of the Church who in my opinion are oblivious to the hot house antics of the Church at this time.
You can read the article by pressing this title: (Have we ever been in a place like this in recent history prior to a great schism?)