Cardinal Designate and now Prefect for the Dicastery of the Doctrine of the Faith, like Pope Francis, loves to talk or chatter, (chiacchiere in Italian). Chiacchiere is an Italian onomatopoeia as it sounds like what it is.
Speaking to Spanish-language outlet Religión Digital in an interview published on September 17, the archbishop addressed the criticisms that have been made about him since Pope Francis appointed him to the new post in early July. (IS HE THINNED SKINNED? INSECURE? OR BOTH?)
Fernández described the criticisms as “completely predictable” and being also “partly directed at Francesco [Pope Francis].” He cited critics in the “traditionalist sectors who consider me dangerous for doctrine,” arguing that such criticisms are not just about doctrine but also about “power in the Church.” (HE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POWER STRUGGLES FROM HIS SOUTH AMERICAN ARGENTINA ROOTS AND HIS PSYCHOLOGICAL PROJECTION OF THIS ONTO OTHERS MASKS HIS OWN POWER STRUGGLE TO BE ACCEPTED AS A HEAVY-WEIGHT THEOLOGIAN. KEEP IN MIND THAT ACADEMIC INTELLECTUALS ARE THE MOST “CLERICAL” OR INTO “CLERICALISM” AND BEING A CARDINAL IS A DOUBLE DOSE OF THAT MISGUIDED CLERICALISM FOCUSED ON POWER!)
Repeating his claim of a “power struggle” within the Church, Fernández argued that “traditionalist sectors, precisely because they enter a power struggle, make use of everything, wherever it comes from, in the attempt to denigrate.” (NEED I REMIND HIM THAT HE IS DOING THE SAME THING AS POPE FRANCIS. POPE FRANCIS, FROM DAY ONE, HAS MOCKED AND DENIGRATED THE ORTHODOX IN THE CHURCH AS BEING FUNDAMENTALISTS, PSYCHOLOGICALLY RIGID, CLOSED MINDED, OBSESSED ON DOCTIRNE, ETC. YET POPE FRANCIS IS OBSESSED ON BEING POST VATICAN II AND FOLLOWING ITS 1970’S SPIRIT AS IS FERNANDEZ WHO MOCKS AND DENIGRATES THOSE WHO QUESTION HIM IN THE SAME WAY HE ACCUSES THEM OF DENIGRATED HIM.)
He accused such critics of taking only “little care of the divine commandments,” since, he argued, they forget that “there is a commandment even more important than the sixth (because it affects justice and charity) that asks not to bear false witness or lie.” (NEED I REMIND THE DOCTRINE PREFECT THAT ALL 10 COMMANDMENTS ARE EQUAL IN IMPORTANCE BUT IN A DIVERSITY OF WAYS! GOOD GRIEF!)
“These are the most numerous attacks, which continue, although I have the impression that it is already boring to talk about me,” he quipped. But he also referenced the “less frequent … attacks that come from an extreme left.” (NO, GOOD CARDINAL ELECT, YOU HAVE MADE YOURSELF BORING ALTHOUGH THERE IS A HINT OF PRIDE THAT YOU DON’T LIKE BEING BORING AND THEN NOT TALKED ABOUT, CHIACCHIERE. AND THE ODD COMMENT ABOUT THE EXTREME LEFT NOT CRITICIZING ONE OF THEIR OWN, HELLO!!!! )
Not surprisingly, the text has been a regular question in the more than 40 interviews Fernández has given in the past two months – a text that he has consistently defended. ( his 1995 work Heal me with your mouth: The art of kissing). The archbishop stated that critics “have been using that text as a hobbyhorse for a long time.” (AND A GREAT HOBBYHORSE IT IS!)
He presented himself as confused over why the text had garnered such attention. “Curiously enough, they stayed there, in a striking but innocent text,” he said of the erotic book.
Fernández continued by revealing, “I have several other texts from years ago that could be considered much more ‘dangerous’ from the theological point of view and yet they have not even seen them. Maybe I am wrong to mention it, but it is the truth.” (OH MY! HE IS BRAGGING ABOUT EARLIER WRITINGS THAT ARE FAR MORE DANGEROUS THEOLOGICALLY THAN HIS SEMI-PORNOGRAPHIC BOOK ON KISSING WHICH REMINDS ME OF THE HOT AND STEAMY NOVELS THAT THE LATE CHICAGO PRIEST, FATHER ANDREW GREELY WROTE! PERHAPS AT THE POINT IN HIS IMMATURE LIFE HE WAS A ANDREW GREELY WANT-TO-BE?)
He attributed criticism of his book on kissing to the “question of power,” suggesting that those opposed to the book would “use whatever seems most effective to ridicule the other.” (AGAIN, IT SEEMS LIKE ANOTHER CASE OF PROJECTION ON HIS PART!)