Skip to comments.Messori on Church Unrest: Many Are Concerned But Christ Won’t Leave His Church
Posted on 09/20/2019 6:29:56 PM PDT by marshmallow
Many prelates are privately pulling their hair out because of the current situation, said the Italian writer, who co-authored "Crossing the Threshold of Hope" with Pope St. John Paul II, and those in command are intolerant of every critical voice.
The well-known Catholic Italian writer Vittorio Messori has said he and many Catholics are concerned, some are even desperate about the current state of the Church, but that he is not without hope because Christ never leaves his Church alone.
Messori, who wrote The Ratzinger Report with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Crossing the Threshold of Hope with Pope St. John Paul II, told the Italian Catholic daily La Fede Quotidiana Sept. 17 that confusion is present and it is saddening, confounding.
He said a kind of conformism about Pope Francis exists, which is palpable in the Church.
Its disconcerting that only two or three almost 90-year-old cardinals speak and protest, he observed, adding that he knows of many bishops and also cardinals whom I have dialogued with in private who are pulling their hair out in disagreement.
But they are afraid, silent, shutting up, he said.
Messori noted that for two millennia criticism of the pope had been discouraged but today this tendency is accentuated.
Its said this is the Church of mercy, but its nonsense, he said. Those in command are intolerant of every critical voice.
The Italian writer recalled writing a polite article in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera in which he asked questions and made reflections but was overwhelmed with abuse, especially from certain Catholic media. He added that a kind of committee was set up asking Corriere della Sera to remove him as a contributor.
So with what consistency can it be stated that this is the Church of mercy, of open and......
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