The circus comes to town
There was a circus performance at the Pope’s audience today.
No, really. It’s true.
There was a juggler so skillful that he could balance six different interpretations of Amoris Laetitia. And a contortionist who could reconcile the German bishops’ interpretation with constant Church teaching.
Okay, that last part isn’t true.
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Posted by: steve.grist2587 -
Feb. 23, 2017 5:49 AM ET USA
Through the centuries, one of the great beauties of our Church has been clarity of thought. Clarity is beautiful, in part, because it is a great kindness, especially in a world that embraces confusion. After so many perplexing remarks and pronouncements, it appears our Church also values confusion. Accordingly, a great call to prayer for our Pope is appropriate and necessary. (We were spoiled because Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict both spoke with great clarity).
Posted by: feedback -
Feb. 22, 2017 7:08 PM ET USA
In a three-card Monte trick, no one can spot the right card except for the few insiders. Church documents must be clear as daylight to everyone.