Thursday, February 02, 2017

Fr. Z's formal, public correction ...

Err ... clarification or an apology and explanation.
I did not say "that it is okay to pray that the Pope should die (without any further qualification) or that they ought to pray that the Pope should die." - Details here.
He apologizes that he gave the impression he said that - or meant that.

A clarification - it's a good thing.

Remember - don't just say the black and do the red - PRAY the black ...

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff Francis.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Let us pray. O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church: grant him, we beseech Thee, that, by word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, he may attain everlasting life. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen. - Z's

Whatever happened to
'Thy will be done ...'?


  1. Oh, if only the Pope would take a page from the Fr. Z. playbook...but alas, the Pope stubbornly refuses to clarify what has brought so much confusion and led to grave sacrilege.

    1. I seriously thought Cardinal Muller pretty much did that already?

    2. Aloysius - this is from fr. Hunwicke's post:

      "Cardinal Mueller's 'interview' seems to me exactly what the current crisis in the Church required. Since, as he makes clear, his Dicastery is the organ which is charged with issuing doctrinal clarifications, he has adroitly set down a marker which automatically puts certain bishops in the wrong; I mean those prelates who have impertinently given their own "interpretations" which run contrary to his Eminence's clear explanations. He has wrong-footed those who had appealed to an alleged letter to some Argentinian bishops ... the existence of which I for one will not accept until I see it officially in print in AAS. And he has put a ring of defence round faithful bishops, such as Bishop Lopes, Bishop Egan, Archbishop Chaput. Nobody, however lofty, can take them on now without finding themselves also taking on the man who is specifically commissioned by the Sovereign Pontiff himself to be his doctrinal arm."

      Works for me.

    3. Me too but for some, it will never be good enough as long as Papa Francis is pope.

    4. This is not enough, because its not official. One does not legislate or offer corrections via interviews. It is done via official documents. The Pope has forbidden Cardinal Muller from doing that. The Pope doesn't want the question answered. He doesn't want to clarify. That is scandalous.


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