Please, in this time of trial, do not let emotions get carried away regarding Pope Francis June 18, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Papa, Virtue.
All – let’s try to avoid blanket condemnations of the Pope’s character in the comments. I am very comfortable with critically examining specific actions taken by the Pope and comparing any dubious statements/proposals he may make with our Church’s perennial Magisterium, but when we start to declare him a heretic, bonehead, jackass, or anything else, we’re leaving virtue and heading into something else.
I understand your anger and confusion. I am as outraged and scandalized as you are. But we have to maintain some sense of respect for the office of the papacy or our anger could start to corrode our faith. So please let us be more careful in future.
I have been very tolerant in this regard for some time but some comments are approaching levels where I will have to intervene. Please desist, yes we are all traumatized at present and the events of today certainly will not help but let us maintain some sense of decorum for the OFFICE our Blessed Lord instituted.
I have no individual in mind. I am not addressing anyone in particular, but it’s something I’ve noted generally over the past few days.