_“Politicians, wisely, refuse to answer hypothetical questions from journalists about what they will do in hypothetical situations. Perhaps one should follow their lead. Why put ones head above a parapet before any conceivable moral obligation to do so is clear? But there seem to be so very many people around who are seriously troubled about what might be God’s will in a hypothetical situation in which some Roman Pontiff or other in some improbable hypothetical future tried to impose upon the Church some doctrinal proposition which was plainly contrary to the Paradosis [the Tradition], or some pastoral praxis which had implications plainly contrary to the Paradosis.”_
Sorry, but this is exactly the kind of bullshit that just jacks me. Really. This is why I don’t read Fr. Hunwicke or in fact any of the so-called “good” English priests. Almost no priests, in fact.
In fact, the entire opening of this post just reads to me like it could have been said, a lot less prissily, as, “I’m actually too much of a damn effeminate coward to come out and say what I plainly see is happening, but I’m going to be coy and talk about it in this language because people think it’s cute.”
Really? This is the leadership we are looking to. Really? Does anyone still want to talk to me about how the “good conservative” priests and bishops are going to save us? Anyone? … Bueller?
What kind of men are these priests, anyway?
Why put ones head above a parapet before any conceivable moral obligation to do so is clear?
Ummmmm… because you’re a priest? And because there are thousands, potentially millions, of people being led INTO EVERLASTING PERDITION by the disinformation being spread by Pope Francis and his merry little band of slavering minions. Isn’t that enough “moral obligation” to stick your head up?
…a hypothetical situation in which some Roman Pontiff or other in some improbable hypothetical future…
Which part of “contraception can be licitly used in cases where the woman has Zika,” don’t you people understand?
Why did you get ordained? Why? What was it for? Because it sounds to me like the only thing you’re afraid of is “things” “getting back” to your bishop. Buddy, that crocodile ain’t going to eat you last. Maybe if your problem is that you’re taking a paycheque from bad men, you could consider another source of income.