I like Pope Francis.
But I do not think his rather controversial and arguably offensive comments and actions to certain (faithful) quarters of the Church over the past few months have been particularly healthy for our Communion.
Prudence and the maxim “loose lips, sink ships” is particularly relevant to the man who is steering Peter’s barque.
Now the Pope is going to have to disappoint, and he’s going to be hated even more than Benedict was.
Whether the Pope meant to convey the message that our adversaries are jumping on is really a moot point. The point is that this is how his words are being interpreted, and that, in the end, is where the rubber meets the road.
Either way, all of this is going to come to conclusion very quickly as the Liberals are going to be very disappointed because they are not going to get what they want…which will only increase their fury against the Church as their last best hope will be in vain.
Which makes us then wonder what was the whole point of opening the crack of the door only to shut it in their faces?
I don’t think that’s particularly inviting, do you?