Trying to understand Pope Francis

Try this: He’s a romantic, lives by the metaphor, mounts gut-level responses, which he glorifies to the detriment, alas, of the rational. It’s a common failing, from which many suffer and, alas, which many celebrate.

He’s in harsh denial of the rational, which he has seen up close and rejected, and by which he is horrified. Has hardened his heart and mind to it. Which explains his abhorrence of the Cardinal Sarah silence doctrine, as in Sarah’s book and (especially) in his promotion of more silence in the mass, for which he received a papal talking-to.

Francis is not interested in that sort of discipline, cares only (or much more) about action, and even the inoffensive Cardinal Mueller, non-renewed as head of the doctrine commission, offends him, exemplifying (he and Sarah) all from which Francis is desperately in flight.

There. It’s a try.

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  • Margaret McCarthy  On 08/28/2017 at 3:18 PM

    Don’t bother. He is a stumbling block. We need to pray for the Church which is being destroyed from within.

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  • Jennifer Bartoli-Kalina  On 08/28/2017 at 6:43 PM

    Francis is desperately in flight.

    From his (old) self, I say.

    Pregare per la sua anima e per nostri propio anima.

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