They are just exploiting a VALID technicality.
The official prayers for all languages are contained in a Vatican-approved, language-specific missal.
The NEW Lord’s Prayer, as yet, will ONLY appear in the Italian missal. That, obviously, is not what is used in the U.K.
It takes years, if not decades, for the vernacular versions to be translated (from the Latin) and approved by the Vatican. Hence, why there will be a long, long delay before English speaking Catholics will have to re-learn the Lord’s Prayer.
But, rest assured, the pope has the right & authority to change the Lord’s Prayer.
HUGE change, but it will not be instantaneous.
It will first appear in the Italian Missal — which has yet to be published.
It will then take years before it percolates into the other Missals — especially English.
What is bothering many is that the Pope’s change will ONLY apply to the Catholic version. So, we will now have two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; the Catholic version and the non-Catholic version.
However, as I said in my December 2018 post, I do AGREE with the pope (for a rare change).
So, Pope Francis may have committed heresy, a papal equivalent of ‘obstructing justice’, but who on Earth is going to depose the pope? And he, as headstrong as any dumb Argentinian bull will only resign when he wants to — not because there was a public outcry.
Yes, way back a number of popes (and quite a few anti-popes) were deposed, legitimately or otherwise; e.g. John XII in 964 and Gregory VII in 1080. But, both those deposings were conducted by a powerful Emperor in cahoots with a synod. These days we don’t have such powerful European emperors or synods capable of doing anything without papal approval.
So, we can forget Pope Francis getting deposed.
So, he can continue indulging in heresy.
Pope Francis, Once Again Wearing Gold, With The Insane Riches Of The Vatican As A Backdrop, Condemns Wealth.
This irks me no end. Yes, the pope makes a pretense of trying to lead a simple life BUT he invariably surrounds himself with gold. There is nothing in the Bible that says he need gold to give him credibility.
And as for the Vatican’s insane wealth — or for that matter the opulence in which Church prelates continue to live.
I no longer think that Francis is a hypocrite when it come to this matter — i.e., telling us to abandon wealth while the Vatican and the prelates continue to accumulate and glorify.
No, I just think he is TOO STUPID to realize what he is saying and the hypocrisy involved!
Let’s HOPE That Stabbing Of 77-Year Old Catholic Priest, In Montreal, Was Random, & UNRELATED To Child Sex Crimes.
This is not good. Any violence is bad, but attacks on priests and worshippers (as in New Zealand) seems even more egregious.
I really am hoping that this was a random attack with no real motive behind it.
But, I fret. The attacker is a 26-year old man. That worries me. Was he a victim of Catholic clergy sex crimes?
I know that there is a huge amount of frustration and resentment. The stupid pope just doesn’t get it. People are fed up. They have waited decades for justice and stupid Francis keeps on thumbing his nose at them — even as recently as last week.
What next? Armed guards at Catholic churches? Not good.
The stupid pope, Francis, really needs to do something meaningful to show that the Church cares.
Last weekend we had a local 11-year old shooting dead his adoptive parents. Now this. And prior to that New Zealand. It is all very sad. Violence based on religion drives me to despair! Why?
I really, really wish that this stupid pope will resign.
Pope Francis, Re. Cardinal Barbarin, PROVES He Is On The Side Of The Child Sex Abusers, And NOT The Victims.
This beyond the bloody pale.
The aptly-named Barbarin is already convicted by a french court and wanted to resign — albeit just is not-that-important archbishopric rather than the musch prestigious cardinalate.
Barbarin, at this late stage, was at least trying to make a gesture.
But, NOT the bloody pope. Oh, NO. The pope doesn’t like that. He cares nothing about the poor victims.
What Trump is to White Nationalists,
Pope Francis is to Child Sex Abusers.
I am so disgusted with him. He promised so much BUT did a 180 on the CRITICAL child sex abuse issue.
Worst pope in 61-years.
Also not getting ‘Cardinal’ George Pell, languishing in an Australian prison cell, to relinquish his cardinalate. Pope remains silent.
Francis is a disgrace to Christianity.
The pope doth protest too much, methinks.
He is beginning to act & sound like a man who has a dark secret to hide.
Francis repeatedly attacks those like us who are genuinely upset about all of the sex abuse that has gone on and continues to go in in the Catholic Church by clergy that is supposed to have a duty to protect the young and the innocent if nobody else.
He is an hypocrite and a shallow man. I am getting increasingly convinced that he has a very dark, sinister past.
There is no vetting to be pope. Plus as we know the prelates protect each other. So, if Francis has a dark past he has a good chance of being able to keep it hidden because like Trump he has most of the prelates intimidated.
So, I ask out LOUD: why doth Francis protest so much? What does he have to hide?