A Request To My Readers
Dear readers, I kindly ask you to use the comment box of this post to make the following:
1. Post a quotation, or quotations, of the passage or passages of the 12,000 Words interview that you find problematic, or disturbing, or questionable.
2. State in two words (three will be fine…) why you were negatively surprised by the quote.
3. Post the link to the source.
4. If you found something you found beautiful or very well said, please mention it too. Heavens, it can't have been 12,000 words of rubbish; though I understand this is Jesuits talking to a Jesuit, so the risk is there.
Please post only direct quotations of Francis' words. We are not interested in what the press extracts or infers from his words (I have read a couple of very wild things), but only in his very words.
Also, please do not comment here on anything else.
As here we are, apparently, confronted with a massive attack on Catholic sanity – though in what I have read up to now I have found, oh joy, nothing that would constitute, to my knowledge, an heretical statement – instead of the usual one or two headline-grabbing, popularity seeking exercises, the best thing to do is to dissect the corpse of the rotten mentality of this disturbing man and use it to affirm with as much clarity of thinking as we can muster the beauty and sanctity of Catholic teaching.
Which should, think of it, be the job of a Pope.
Pray for him, too. Pray for him.