Wednesday, August 19, 2015

An ambassador accredited to Ireland calls for a revolution

Papal Nuncio to Ireland Charles Brown is quoted in this week's 'Irish Catholic'.

It seems the first part of the quote is from Pope Francis but the last sentence appears to be from Archbishop Charles Brown.

The quote seems misleading at it appears in the paper.

"I ask you to be revolutionaries. I ask you to swim againt the tide. Yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture. That's what it means to be a Catholic today in Ireland."

About what 'culture' is the archbishop talking? Against what 'tide' does the papal nuncio wish us to swim?

The papal nuncio is also quoted as saying: "The Catholic faith belongs to young people."

The link below makes for interesting reading

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/13/can-pope-francis-clean-up-gods-bank  - The section on Bertone makes for special attention.

 Is it appropriate for an ambassador to call for a revolution in the country to which he is accredited?

The current issue of 'The Irich Catholic' carries some interesting pictures.

2 comments:

Póló said...

I assume his revolution is something on the lines of the restoration of Piux XII.

Nice to see you taking him on. Arrogant individual. Won't talk to ACP. Thinks a little more intensive prayer is all that's needed to fix the church.

Póló said...

And I did note your judicious use of the word "ambassador".

The Vatican is a State when it suits it, and isn't when it doesn't. This was one of the very strong criticisms made by Paul Blanshard in his magnum opus "The Irish and Catholic Power" in the 1950s.