You may have read about how, during the airplane presser on the way back from Sweden, Pope Francis was asked a question about the ordination of women. The Pope slammed the door hard, saying, “Never“, which on my planet, which on your planet, is an adverb that means “not ever”, “at no time” HERE
BUT WAIT! On Planet Jesuit, “Never” is far more … flexible.
I’m sure you’ve heard the word “jesuitical”.
One of my regular correspondents reacted to a piece at Jesuit-run Amerika about the Pope’s words. You’ll be shocked to learn, I’m sure, that the Jesuit publications does a logical fan dance to make never mean “well, maybe someday”. It’s Jesuit reasoning at its entertaining best!
Everyone understood exactly what Pope Francis said. But on Planet Jesuit, black is really white… or vice versa, depending on the results you want.
Bottom line: They want the ordination of women and they’ll do anything, even to a Pope’s clear words, to obfuscate and sow confusion so as to keep creating questions and pressure.
Meanwhile, as a salutary amuse–bouche before going over there to read, here’s something I spotted during my early morning review of overnight action on the interwebs:
Over at the often-amusing Eye Of The Tiber I saw this:
Pope Francis Confirms Doctrine Of The Resurrection Will Last “Forever”
The Church’s belief that Jesus rose from the dead will stand forever, Pope Francis said Tuesday.
The 79-year-old pontiff made the declaration in response to a reporter who asked whether he thought the Church would always insist that Jesus actually rose from the dead.
“St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands,” Francis said during a news conference aboard the papal plane.
The reporter then went on to ask, “Forever, forever?”
“If we read carefully the declaration by St. John Paul II, it is going in that direction,” the pope responded. “St. John Paul II said, ‘In order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to do away with the Resurrection, and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.’”
The reporter followed the Pope’s statement by insisting that many people have long rejected the “archaic notion” that Jesus rose from the dead, namely atheists, agnostics, and “members of many other religions as well.”
“Do you not believe that this antiquated belief is a barrier to your desire for reconciliation with other world religions and philosophies?” the reporter asked.
“You know what? I’m going to go ahead and confirm a few more things for you,” Pope Francis responded.”Let me tell you what else I’m going to confirm. I hereby confirm that the Cubs will lose the World Series. I will also confirm that the Cubs will take another 71 years to get to the World Series and that the Padres will take 71 years to get to a .500 record. I confirm that you are going to continue to ask me stupid questions. Lastly, and more importantly, I confirm that I’m kind of shocked that I just gave a plane interview and confused no Catholics about my stance.”