Fathers who love set boundaries.

 


This Sunday, the Pope of Confusion led with a false dichotomy typical of his "teaching style":

This really struck me because the Pope constantly seems to be trying to justify his lack of clarity even as the maelstrom of the confusion he has caused swirls around him. He regularly owns the chaos, trying to sell it as some kind of definite strategy and he seems to be constantly trying to explain why, contrary to all the evidence, this is actually a great idea. It's not. Clearly.

By way of complete contrast, here's a quote from St John Henry Cardinal Newman (Apologia 1865, Chapter 2):
"From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery."
Newman knew what he was talking about. You can't play golf, or the piano, or drive a car without having some understanding of the parameters within which you operate. Ignoring the rules can only lead to disaster, as the Pope is currently demonstrating manifestly.

This excellent presentation from Brian Holdsworth explains the situation in balanced terms.

 

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