by Christopher A. Ferrara
June 30, 2016
By now we have been accustomed to the shocking results of Francis’ insistence on blathering to reporters during flights to or from the destinations of the useless papal trips that have become a primary activity of the post-Vatican II papacy. In the midst of all the blathering, however, there are also inadvertently revealing remarks that indicate the scope of the crisis-within-a-crisis that is the Bergoglian pontificate.
The most recent example is the inflight press conference on the return to Rome from the papal trip to Armenia. A most revealing remark came in the context of a reporter’s question about key papal adviser Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s recent statement that the Church should apologize to “gays” for the way the Church has treated them. “Gays” have been added to the list of those to whom the Church must apologize and “beg forgiveness” — the endless mea culpa that John Paul II began and now seems to be perpetual, even though we have yet to hear a single apology from the powers of this world for their offenses against Christians, including state persecution and the genocide of scores of millions of them.