Archbishop Coleridge: dubia prompted by search for ‘false clarity’
[More polemics from another Frankensycophant]
Catholic World News – December 12, 2016
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia, has suggested that the prelates seeking clarification of Amoris Laetita are pursuing a “false clarity that comes because you don’t address reality.”
In an interview with the Jesuit journal America, the Australian archbishop—who participated in the Synod on the Family—said that during the sessions “I heard voices that sounded very clear and certain but only because they never grappled with the real question or never dealt with the real facts.” He said that while some people prefer to see things in black and white, pastors are “very often often dealing in a world of grays and you have to accompany people, listen to them before you speak to them, give them time and give them space, and then speak your word perhaps.”
Archbishop Coleridge conceded that many people have been “unnerved” by the papal document, as his fellow Australian, Cardinal George Pell, had suggested. But he said that Pope Francis is taking the pastoral approach. “Some people expect from the Pope clarity and certainty on every question and every issue, but a pastor can’t provide that necessarily,” he said.