UPDATE 14 Aug 1355 UTC:
The cat is out of the bag, but the chase is on.
The quote, below, has been removed at ZENIT and replaced with ellipsis.
But, for the moment at least, it is still at Rosica’s site “Salt and Light“.
By email I learned that someone added the page to Wayback.
Originally Published on: Aug 13, 2018 @ 20:25
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, wrote a really positive piece about Pope Francis as a Jesuit and about how Jesuits work, how they think, etc.
This is a really interesting comment from Rosica about the Holy Father.
Pope Francis breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants, because he is “free from disordered attachments.” Our Church has indeed entered a new phase: with the advent of this first Jesuit pope, it is openly ruled by an individual rather than by the authority of Scripture alone or even its own dictates of tradition plus Scripture. Pope Francis has brought to the Petrine office a Jesuit intellectualism.
See? I told you it was interesting. It has garnered a bit of attention in the Tweetosphere.
I wonder what it means.
The moderation queue is most DEFINITELY ON.
UPDATE 14 August:
A Rosica tweet that seem relevant:
For those who have not read the full text & go about your daily work of condemning, maligning & distorting anything about @Pontifex, here’s the link to the full text: “The Ignatian Qualities of the Petrine Ministry of Pope Francis https://t.co/Fj7YXxocX9. Then go to confession.
— Thomas Rosica (@FatherRosica) August 14, 2018
UPDATE 17 August:
I was sent a link to a longish piece by Fr. Rosica which he posted at his Salt and Light site: “We all are in this boat together” : A Reflection on the Current Crisis in the Church”. Rosica’s piece is 2290 words long.
It is undoubtedly true that we are all in this together, as human beings, all of us, made in God’s image and as baptized members of Christ’s Mystical Person. Hence, we need to use charity with each other, looking to what is truly the other’s good.
Here is a paragraph that stood out for me and which prompted me to do a little search within the webpage.
There are those who think incorrectly that obligatory clerical celibacy contributes to depression and causes the sexual abuse of children. Celibacy is not in itself a factor, but – like any form of the Christian life taken and lived seriously – it has its perils. When celibacy works well for priests, it can be a blessed source of spiritual and pastoral fruitfulness for the Church; when it works badly it can be very damaging and have devastating effects. Priests and religious who sexually abused children did so because of the sexual disorder of pedophilia or ephebophilia. They abused because of a sexual disorder, not because they were celibate. The studies are clear on this point: most child abuse takes place within the family. Sexual abuse of a child by a family member results in serious, psychological trauma, especially in the case of parental incest. We have right to be angry over the current situation but no right to despair. We must pray for a true cleansing of the temple – of the Church. We must pray that our anger and frustration not lead us to hopelessness but to a deeper witness of faith and a holy life especially in such difficult times.
If we are to treat each other with charity, then we also must deal in the truth. Identifying the truth of the underlying problems we face together in this boat of ours, is absolutely necessary.
So, I ask: Is there anything missing from that paragraph?
Not once in his 2290 word long piece does Fr. Rosica mention the true underlying cause of 99% of the problem we face: homosexuality.