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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fr. Lombardi: 'Confused' by Francis the Great

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From Catholic World Report: When Federico Wals, who had spent several years as Bergoglio’s press aide,  traveled from Buenos Aires to Rome last year to see the pope, he first  paid a visit to Father Federico Lombardi, the longtime Vatican  communications official whose job essentially mirrors Wals’s old one,  albeit on a much larger scale. “So, Father,” the Argentine asked, “how  do you feel about my former boss?” Managing a smile, Lombardi replied,  “Confused.” READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Who isn't confused by this sad pope of ours.  In fact, I'm beginning to suspect that anyone still defending Francis the Great is either personally compromised in some way (and enjoys having his cake and eating it too) or is simply doctoring up the spin as he goes along in order to protect some franchise, be it a television network, a website, a blog, a newspaper or just a professional reputation as a mainstream commentator always running with the cool kids. I struggle to comprehend how any serious person can be both a sincere Catholic and a genuine fan of Pope Francis.

We hear you, Father Lombardi. We're all a bit confused by Pope Francis and his self-loathing Catholic fan club.

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