Saturday, December 10, 2016

So, Abp. Listecki, Wassup??

At some point in time, the Archbishop of Milwaukee will pronounce on this controversy.  Why do I say that?  Because it is his duty (munus) as Bishop.  Yes, he'd rather play for time and pronounce later.  But that's not a long-term option.

...In this letter we request Pope Francis to condemn eight positions against the Catholic faith that are being supported, or likely will be, by the misuse of his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. We ask all bishops to join in this request and to issue their own condemnations of the erroneous positions we identify, while reaffirming the Catholic teachings these positions contradict....

If you're not paying attention, you don't know that this issue has become a virtual civil war in the Church (albeit one side--that of the current Pontiff--is a whole lot less than civil.)  Perhaps the near-universal ignorance of the controversy is a blessing; I'd wager that 95% of Catholics--even those who are regular Mass-goers--haven't a clue that this is looming.

But it is.  And it ain't going away until Pp F answers the questions (it's now Day 82 since the questions were directly asked.)

1 comment:

GOR said...

Hard to know which way the AB will go - hopefully not a la Cupich or Farrell. I don't expect PF to answer the questions as he would have to backtrack - which he is not inclined to do.

His recommendations about Mercy and Parhesia sound more hollow every day. "Do as I say, not as I do" about sums it up.