Francis as Peck’s bad boy of the holy Roman Catholic church

Tosses in a footnote and then what?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is unquestionably an innovator. But in method, before it can be seen in results.

He always introduces the innovations in little doses, on the sly, perhaps in an allusive footnote, as he did with the now-famous footnote 351 of the postsynodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” only to say later with candor, when questioned on one of his equally famous airborne press conferences, that he doesn’t even remember that footnote.

And yet those few cryptic lines were enough to ignite within the Church an unprecedented conflict, with entire episcopates squaring off, in Germany in favor of the innovations and in Poland against, and so all over the world between diocese and diocese, between parish and parish, where what is at stake is not only the yes or no to communion for the divorced and remarried, but the end of the indissolubility of marriage and the admission of divorce within the Catholic Church too, as is already taking place among Protestants and Orthodox.

Twinkle in eye should have warned us.

via Bergoglio’s Revolution. In Little Doses, But Irreversible – Settimo Cielo – Blog – L’Espresso

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  • Jennifer Bartoli Kalina  On 11/19/2017 at 8:10 AM

    “Do not let your right hand know what your left is doing.”

    Is this what we are intended to think about Francis’ sui generis I use the term, correctly I hope, for the first time in all my years, sui generis offerings to us, the faithful and not?

    Who does he think he’s kidding? Only those who want to be.

    Jennifer

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