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Frank the Hippie Pope gets “corrected”

by Greg Krehbiel on 25 September 2017

62 scholars correct Pope Francis for ‘propagating heresies’

I’m not terribly interested in this topic, except for one observation. There’s a certain kind of person (often its liberals, but not all liberals are this way) who doesn’t do very well in situations where there are fixed standards. Even when those fixed standards can be amended, like with the constitution. It’s as if the idea of having to follow a fixed standard doesn’t resonate. It bores and frustrates them. (Remember Nancy Pelosi’s famous “are you serious” comment.)

You gotta go with the flow, man. Get real. Quit being such a stick in the mud. The world isn’t that way any more.

2017-09-25  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 3

  1. William
    25 September 2017 @ 12:13 pm

    Although I understand the Catholic dogma and defense of papal infallibility, it’s circumstance such as this that reinforces my concerns about it.

    That said, I wonder if the underlying issue is more about genuine heresy or resistance to appropriate change. Despite not being exactly the same, this situation somewhat reminds me of how the Pharisees reacted to Jesus’ teachings they felt went against their religious traditions.

    Not being Catholic, I don’t have a dog in this fight. Yet, I sincerely hope they can resolve this quickly and peaceably so the unity of the faith can be sustained.

  2. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    25 September 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    As I understand it, the question is whether someone living in mortal sin — e.g., living with someone you’re not married to as a spouse — can take communion. It seems to be a matter where Francis is going against established doctrine and not simply a matter of religious traditions.

  3. Ken Crawford
    25 September 2017 @ 9:08 pm

    Eh, this appears to be a pretty narrow group of scholars of a certain bent. Even though I sympathize with these guys somewhat, their collegial authority is not much more than the “nuns on the bus”.