I have often wonder why I can’t understand what Pope Francis says or writes. I wonder if the problem is the one who translates his stuff into English, maybe there are things lost in translation thus leading to such confusion and head scratching.
Every interview Pope Francis gives leaves me wonder about what he exactly said it is so convoluted, confusing and capable of being interpreted in a variety of ways. No one is sure what the true meaning is as Pope Francis thinks.
Here is a case in point. I have no idea what this means, none whatsoever. I would give the pope an F for expressing his thoughts in a cogent and coherent way:
A reporter asks Pope Francis what he thinks about Cardinal Burke and the preface he wrote for a book on the Synod which sees it provoking confusion and schism and this is Pope Francis’ answer:
“If you go to the root of these ideas, you will find ideologies,” Francis told the reporters. “Always, when one wants to detach from the path of communion in the Church, what always pulls it apart is ideology. And they accuse the Church of this or that, but they never make an accusation of what is true: (it is made up of) sinners. They never speak of sin … They defend a “doctrine”, a doctrine like distilled water that has no taste and is not true Catholic doctrine, that is, in the Creed. And that very often scandalizes. How scandalous is the idea that God became flesh, that God became Man, that Our Lady kept her virginity? This scandalizes.”
I am not trying to slam Pope Francis, but it isn’t wrong to beg him to express himself in a way that the peripheries can understand it, meaning rank and file Catholics like me who don’t have the same intellect as His Holiness. I can’t understand what this means, not at all, I don’t know where to begin!!!!! Help me O God!