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How liberals see the Truth: backwards

John Allen's "Word from Rome":

The pope has also shown caution about moving forward with swift reconciliation with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, the grouped founded by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefevbre, in part because of concerns among bishops about the group's attitude toward the teaching of the Vatican on religious freedom, ecumenism, and inter-religious dialogue. Those concerns were most recently voiced during the meeting of the cardinals last week.
The pope has shown "caution" about a "swift" reconciliation? Was it really the Pope? Do you believe Pope Ratzinger had not already heard for two decades all these "concerns"? Is any of this truly new to him?

The Pope has acted as a clear strategist, as he had set out to act. Period. Since we despise misinformation here at Rorate Cæli, we must warn our readers that much of what they read should be read with a pinch of skepticism.


  1. I would take ANYTHING from John Allen, not just with a grain of salt, but either as misinformation (since his agenda completely colors all of his perceptions) or as a way to nuance the issue in question for the American public (at least the five or six who still read the National Catholic Reporter).

  2. Strange to see Allen getting trashed. He's as close to a genuinely NEUTRAL and FAIR-MINDED journalist on these issues as anyone could expect.

    I don't take Allen as saying the Pope will determine his actions by what the Cardinals say, but that he actually LISTENS--even to those he thinks are dead wrong--and is willing to find wisdom even among the dross of the foolish and wicked.

    Practically everyone who knows him gives him credit for being able to genuinely listen to what everyone has to say and leave them feeling they've been treated fairly by someone who understood them. Not a bad thing, I should think...

  3. Perhaps we are reading two different texts, Jeff... Or two different reporters...


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