Sadly, the last line says it all:“I regret any confusion my words may have caused because I did not make myself sufficiently clear.” It summarizes what's been wrong in the U.S. Church for 40 years, and can be applied to the careers of so many Bishops in this country.
Where does this fall under the category of what Bettinelli quotes:"We should put the best possible construction on differing positions, addressing their strongest points rather than seizing upon the most vulnerable aspects in order to discredit them."Is this only for liberals assessing conservative viewpoints?I read the whole of the interview as reported, and I said that this sounds pretty orthodox (that's the code word isn't it?). And damn, didn't one thing seem a little off, and the blogwhine began. No commentary on the whole of the interview, just blogwhine on one misspoken sense. Conservatives bashing McCarrick- another yawn. Denunciations of a new spring time, once again.
I chose to publish the above comment, partly because I don't get it. But the point of the overall post was that I knew their would be a clarification coming when I posted the original statement and now here it is.
Conservatives bashing McCarrick- another yawn. Denunciations of a new spring time, once again.The "new spring time" is controlled by the Holy Spirit of Truth. The "we" in the "can live with that"...that, being civil unions of homosexuals... is a shepherd of the Church seeming to acquies to condoning activity that the Church does not and that is not a reflection of the Holy Spirit Who guides the Church in its proclaimed Truth...therefore it's in opposition to the new spring time.
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