His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison (aka “The Extraordinary Ordinary”) appeared with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN and spoke about a range of issues, contraception, divorce-remarriage, “pastoral approach”, Pope Francis’ video to Pentecostals, Francis’ alleged negative comments about the TLM.
He makes an interesting observation about the Holy Father speaking “whence he comes”, that is, being pastoral has the emphasis because there isn’t a wide-spread defiance of the Church’s teachings. That’s not the case everywhere. But the only authentically “pastoral” must include the truth presented with love. It is not pastoral to help people avoid carrying the Cross.