Fr. Arturo Abascal, SJ, doesn't like that old-fashioned 'words have meaning' thing. Here's a short Q&A with the head of the Jesuits worldwide which will give you a flavor for (somewhat maladroit) Jebby doubletalk.
Q: Cardinal Gerhard L. Műller, prefect of the congregation for the
doctrine of the faith, has said with regard to marriage that the words
of Jesus are very clear and "no power in heaven and on earth, neither an
angel nor the pope, neither a council nor a law of the bishops has the
faculty to modify them."
A: So then, there would have to be a lot of reflection on what Jesus
really said. At that time, no one had a recorder to take down his words.
What is known is that the words of Jesus must be contextualized, they
are expressed in a language, in a specific setting, they are addressed
to someone in particular.
Q: But if all the worlds of Jesus must be examined and brought back
to their historical context, they do not have an absolute value.
A: Over the last century in the Church there has been a great
blossoming of studies that seek to understand exactly what Jesus meant
to say… That is not relativism, but attests that the word is relative,
the Gospel is written by human beings, it is accepted by the Church
which is made up of human persons… So it is true that no one can change
the word of Jesus, but one must know what it was!...
More at the link.
We've mentioned the Civil War now ongoing in the Roman Catholic church. Not difficult to determine where this South American Jebby (and his fraternal pal, Pp. Francis) stand.
So--aside from 'on your knees'--where will you end up?
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Well Dad, you are familiar with the term 'Jesuitical', right? Perfect example here.
This guy would have been quite at home in Corinth a couple of thousand years ago. And St, Paul would have sorted him out very quickly.
Unfortunately when the current 'Peter' is no better with language accuracy, it will take a Cdl. Burke to set him straight.
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