Meet The “Hermeneutic of Blindness”
Poor Father Federico Lombardi has tried to stem the mess as he can on Thursday evening. Unfortunately for him and for us not only what he can is very little, but he makes things worse.
The idea now seems to be to tell Catholics “don’t take him seriously”, whilst saying to the atheists and liberals “look how good he is”.
In short, Catholics are supposed to exercise themselves in a “new hermeneutic” whenever the Pope speaks like a drunken heretic; because hey, he’s not dangerous. He only wants to play. In what this new hermeneutic would consist it is clear enough: ignore what he says when his talk is heretical or simply stupid, praise him to the sky every time he says “amen”.
This new hermeneutic is nothing less than blindness in front of, and complicity in, Francis’ demolition work. It is being accessory to his sins.
Still, cue all the Neoconservatives now saying “let’s apply the new hermeneutic” every time Francis throws another bomb. What a disgrace this papacy is.
My suggestion is that the Pope only speaks Catholic, or shuts up. Neither he nor anyone else – and he less than anyone else – has the right to confuse the Catholics; be it with homilies, informal chats, formal interviews, or long letters.
“This isn’t Denzinger”, said a desperate Lombardi.
Yes, father. This most certainly isn’t.