Catholic Cardinal Subtweets The Media [or the Pope himself because of his interviews?]

Catholic Cardinal Subtweets The Media [or the Pope himself because of his interviews?]

KEVIN DALEY
07/03/2016

A senior Catholic cleric took a swipe at the press [or the Pope himself?] during an exchange with a Twitter follower late Friday.

Wilfried Cardinal Napier is the archbishop of Durban, South Africa. He also holds various offices in the Roman Curia, the Vatican bureaucracy, and is one of the African continent’s most prominent ecclesial figures.

“Thank God I live in Africa, where we base our faith on the Scriptures & Church Teaching, & not every papal interview!” he tweeted.

The cardinal was criticizing the largely secular global press that has tended to report the pontiff’s extemporaneous comments without sufficient theological context, often leaving the impression that the pope has undertaken major changes in Catholic belief.

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One comment on “Catholic Cardinal Subtweets The Media [or the Pope himself because of his interviews?]

  1. [His Eminence earlier criticized Cardinal Marx for his remarks on homosexuals and their “unions”]

    Cardinal Napier Slams Cardinal Marx: “Political Correctness is the Main Heresy of Today”

    Posted by Tancred on 7/1/16

    The Archbishop of Durban rejects Cardinal Marx’s claim, the Church should apologize to homosexuals and regard same-sex unions positively.

    Durban (kath.net/LSN/jg) With a pithy remark Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Archbishop of Durban (South Africa), rejected Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s demand that the Church should ask for the “forgiveness of homosexuals.”

    Cardinal Marx had said at a conference in Dublin, that the Catholic Church had “till a very short time ago” had a “very negative” disposition toward homosexual people. This is allegedly “scandalous and horrible”. The Archbishop of Munich and Freising had demanded that the Church should apologize to homosexuals.

    A same-sex partnership can not be “worthless” if it has continued over a number of years and both partners are faithful to each other. The Church must “respect” the decisions of people and it is for the state to recognize homosexual unions and giving them similar rights as married couples, Marx had said.

    The of Nigerian Pro-Lifer Obianuju Ekeocha had twitted the report by the Irish Times about Cardinal Marx. Cardinal Napier then responded via Twitter: “God help us! Next, we should apologize that we call adultery a sin! Political Correctness is the main heresy today!”

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