It’s amazing Church leaders have risen to such heights but never learned how to speak in public! December 11, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, contraception, different religion, episcopate, General Catholic, horror, Papa, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church.
That’s the message we’re constantly told, isn’t it? Oh, Pope Francis may have said that, but he meant something else. Oh, Cardinal Kasper may have promoted heresy, but he really meant to defend orthodoxy! Most of the time, this obviously false rhetorical game is played by the always loyal apologists, but sometimes, it’s played by the players themselves.
To wit, Cardinal Turkson, after having done massive damage with his statements earlier this week that birth control could be acceptable (yes, he prefaced his comments with a reference to NFP, but then he kept using the phrase “birth control” over and over in the interview) to “adequately space” children, because Heaven is already too crowded with souls and God doesn’t want any new souls to enjoy His Presence forever. Now he’s trying to clarify what he meant, after the entirely predictable media furor in which his many references to birth control, but without the aforementioned reference to NFP, have spread like wildfire. He’s making more clear that he was referring to NFP/spacing of births, but, I would argue, for still very wrong reasons: climate change and overpopulation are both chimeras dreamed up in the fevered imaginations of the sexular pagan left.
But shouldn’t a leading Church spokesman with years of experience speaking to the media have been able to phrase his responses in such a way as to not leave such a huge potential for scandal?
Are we really to believe that men who have risen to such great heights in the world’s most venerable institution never learned how to form or express cogent thoughts, that they’re just walking gaffe machines like Mitt Romney? Isn’t that the basic line of the hyper-montane apologists?
So, our choice in terms of most Church leadership today comes down to bumbling incompetence or deliberate malfeasance?
Y’all have a fine weekend. I’m out.