By Scott Eric Alt. This is no anti-pope Francis hater. This is a writer who has defended Pope Francis more than once. And yet, just as I was, he appears bothered by Francis’s response – or non-response – to the request for clarification of Amoris Laetitia. And as I said, it wasn’t just the refusal to address the questions, but the not-too-subtle swipe at those who were asking the questions.
Fundamentalists do that sort of thing, declare the case settled or you don’t love Jesus. It’s unseemly for a pope, at least in these modern conciliatory days. At least answer, then make the swipe. To make the swipe without answering is troubling at best.
Read the piece for a good walk through of the problems with dismissing the fair request for clarification.