defence will not help
The Pope made a terrible mistake and it does not help to keep defending him. There were steps he should have made ages ago. The first one is, he should have closed down Observatore Romano ages ago. Consistently they have found a thousand ways to make him look inept. He should not be granting interviews to the press in the climate that exists in the grasping for both power and money in the secular world. Benedict knows full well what these editors use to sell papers and TV time. I find the hubris of the hierarchy full of macabre humor. These and they are foolish pout and say canon law says this and canon law says that and I say outside of a faithful majority, and we all know the prevalent climate says, "Who cares? and the catholic authorities still posture as though they have every authority to change the unfaithful laity. How can they think that we should obey them when they are so much in error. They, the bishops, should avoid any discussions with the press. Many of these Bishops and priests hold to the maxim, "We should go along to get along" To comment the way many do are bringing wrongly formed people into the church and then compounding their mistake by dreadful catechesis through the RCIA or the awful teachers of the Congregations of Faith.
Their problem started at Vatican 2 when they ostensibly gave the authority to change dogma's by inviting the laity to join them. There were no substantive rules promulgated that regulated the whys and wherefores. The liberals rejoiced. If you want to start a movement in the Church call it a renewal of some kind and you are home free and the black beetles in chancery offices run around directionless when challenged by the liberals; but use their position they so abuse to silence the faithful. Am I wrong then look at the Manitoba Manifesto where Canadian Bishops told the Pope we will take Humanae Vitae to the Laity and if they accept it then so shall we. This was and is their version and spirit of Vatican 2 . A spirit ever present in their minds and not much will change them. Not even a revisit to Vatican 2 through a new Council. They still hold the Authority by canon Law which they ignore when it suits them (most of the time).
There is no way Benedict should be discussing any dogma with the press. Our dogmas are set in the cement that is the foundation of the Church. There can be no discussion and even in the Name of Evangelization we should state our case and let those who oppose us go away and think it out for themselves. I find it amusing we discuss our religion with so many of the sects that knock at our door since most of us are so poorly catechized. One Jehovah said it was like shooting sitting ducks.
What the Pope said is immaterial what the press wrote he said is believed by millions and by a great majority of catholics as it suits their lifestyle and sex life. What the Pope said seems to be if you are not catholic you should consider the harm you might do without condoms.
Work out for yourself. Should he have this conversation with anyone in the press.Could it be another chink in our armor the purveyors of the new social justice in the Church are selling. A one way ticket to hell?
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