24 April 2014

Common Sense

I think it would be for the best if the Holy Father henceforth confined his public utterances to formal texts which had been passed by the appropriate and responsible Roman Dicasteries. If he wishes to publish some views qua private theologian, he should, as Professor Ratzinger did, indicate this formally and explicitly.

The present situation simply cannot be allowed to continue.

7 comments:

FJH 3rd said...

Agreed, but I wouldn't hold my breath!

GOR said...

Agreed, Father.

Now if Facebook and Twitter had been around circa 32 AD one might have read the following:

Woman taken in adultery on Facebook: “Jesus said: ‘I’m OK. You’re OK. Who am I to judge?’…”

Samaritan Woman at the Well on Twitter: “The Messiah said: ‘You can have five husbands but not a sixth’ So, there…!”

Paul Carrozzo said...

The Pope has the authority to do what he desires,see the following:
In Matthew 16:19 Jesus gives this authority over his Church to Peter: "Whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven." So Father, [perhaps with all your learning, you may wish to reconsider having the Pope get prior approval to what he says and does??

Steve Kellmeyer said...

Father, if one of your parishioners, or a group of your parishioners, came up to you and told you to stop talking to parishioners because they felt too many people found you confusing, would you listen?

I doubt you would. Why? Because it isn't their business to monitor your conversations. And it isn't your business to monitor papal conversations. Mind your business.

David said...

The pope cannot contradict a direct teaching of Chriat.

Andy said...

"The pope cannot contradict a direct teaching of Chriat."
The only caveat I would add to this is: THE POPE CANNOT PUBLICLY MAKE A MAGISTERIAL TEACHING IN CONTRADICTION OF CHRIST. Private conversations and opinions notwithstanding.

Eques said...

I must second what you have to say, Fr. As for those who appear to believe that the papacy confers some kind of arbitrary power, Or renders the occupant of the Apostolic See above correction, I think that this cannot be reconciled with right reason or Tradition.