This is just great. The Communist founder of the anti-Catholic La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari had a chat with the Pope. Scalfari, slightly younger than dirt and no doubt still enjoying a perfect memory so he doesn’t have to – you know – take notes or anything, records Francis as saying that Jesus:
“granted a man of exceptional virtue, was in no way a god… sia pure un uomo di eccezionale virtù, non era affato un Dio.”
The Press Office issued a statement. Blah blah blah.
Right right… the Lord didn’t walk around shooting light out of His eyes… except when he did on that mountain. But let that pass. Never mind the whole issue theandric acts. You know, those raisings from the dead, healings, stuff like that.
Please… Holy See… just keep doing this. What a great idea it is to talk to Scalfari on the record. What could possibly go wrong?
— Francis X. Rocca (@FrancisXRocca) October 9, 2019
Ed Pentin has the interview in a working translation HERE
I like this part from the interview:
“Once incarnated, Jesus ceases to be a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross.”
Wellll… you know what he means. Right? No? In fact… no, I don’t know what he means.
Scalfari concluded… marvel at this genius…
These talks were all and always reported literally in our newspaper and that is why today I feel the need to remember them, because Francis addresses the theme of ‘Amazonia but broadens the scope and comes to the conclusion that men are substantially all equal and all different. This is the trait that differentiates us from the animal genus to which we belong, we are also endowed with instincts but we do not limit ourselves to these: we have feelings. They can be good or bad, selfish or altruistic; our body and our vital organs develop these moral diversities and create a precious yet completely incorporeal organ that is our Mind. This is the reason why I have once again recalled the interests of Francis in the corporeal and spiritual knowledge of man.
I like my word salad with a light Dijon vinaigrette.
But…it’s a break from the SYNOD… right?