I’m sorry they can do better than this:

Several telephone calls have taken place in the context of Pope Francis’ personal pastoral relationships. Since they do not in any way form part of the Pope’s public activities, no information or comments are to be expected from the Holy See Press Office.

That which has been communicated in relation to this matter, outside the scope of personal relationships, and the consequent media amplification, cannot be confirmed as reliable, and is a source of misunderstanding and confusion.
Therefore, consequences relating to the teaching of the Church are not to be inferred from these occurrences.

This widely quoted statement says nothing.

You can’t have people allowed a different standard of sin or respect for the Eucharist because they get a call from the Pope, and as long as the basic question: Did the Pope tell this woman she could receive holy communion without confession for mortal sin no?

Ducking the question only makes things worse and no amount of pretending it’s a private matter changes it. It undermines the moral authority of every priest defending and teaching moral doctrine and will be used as a club against the church by every media outlet in existence.


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A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. Luke 6:43

Remember Fr. Peter Kennedy who we wrote on back in 2009 when he was removed from his parish for “unorthodox practices” by the Archbishop of Brisbane Australia? At the time I said this:

Gee denying the virgin birth, blessing Gay Marriage, he would fit right in at the Episcopal See in New Hampshire. I’ve said it many times, if people don’t want to be Catholics that’s their business, there are many Protestant Churches out there that you can become a part of. What I object to is their insistence that the church change to suit them.

While Fr. Kennedy insisted:

“We celebrate in a way that is relevant to Australian Catholics, rather than toeing the line in Rome.”


“We argue but we are very much within the Catholic tradition.”

Well 2 1/2 years later it seems that the “very much within the Catholic Tradition” is kinda….flexible:

Father Kennedy, dismissed by the church for unorthodox practices, says he now considers Jesus “a fable”.we see that Christ’s words from 2000 years ago still

saying further:

“There is no corroborating evidence for the existence of a person called Jesus,” he said.

We posted on Will Durant’s decisive answer on this two years ago:

Now Thallus the pagan isn’t going to put up with this. About 50 AD he states that the darkness (during Christ’s Crucifixion) is a purely natural phenomenon and just a coincidence.

Durant put this argument in its modern perspective:

the argument took the existence of Christ for granted. The denial of that existence seems never to have occurred even to the bitterest gentile or Jewish opponents of nascent Christianity.

And remember that particular fragment to the best of our knowledge predates the Gospel of Matthew that it unintentionally collaborates by two decades. The pagan provides the proof. Talk about working in mysterious ways.

Having established the existence we can then examine the Gospels. This is a favorite target of skeptics who in their zeal to disprove Christ’s existence they as Durant says:

applied to the New Testament test of authenticity so severe that by them a hundred ancient worthies –eg., Hammurabi, David, Socrates would fade into legend.

He then quotes Joseph Klausner:

If we had ancient sources like those in the Gospels for the history of Alexander or Caesar, we should not cast any doubt upon them whatsoever.

Via Catholic online. Perhaps Fr. Kennedy those who left the Church with him, should have considered the rest of that passage from Luke above:

I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built. But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed.Luke 6:47-49

Meanwhile 1.5 Million Catholic youth in Madrid laid their foundation on the rock of the Church, coincidentally the same Rock that this week’s Gospel cited:

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matt 16:15-19

Now that’s a foundation to build on!