Pope Francis Grants Interview to Catholics...
Therefore, along with my own small and humble list of questions, the answers of which I believe the Faithful have a right to know from the Universal Pastor of the Universal Church, you are invited to seek answers from Pope Francis to the burning questions you have for the Vicar of Christ on Earth...
Your Holiness, we are a year and a half into an extraordinary pontificate in which Your Holiness has certainly 'hit the ground running' with a radical 'programme' for the Catholic Church. When you were interviewed by Eugenio Scalfari, precisely what did you mean when you said, "I do not believe in a Catholic God'? Could you please explain your position on that?
Your Holiness, in one interview you said that proselytism, or seeking the conversion of another, was "solemn nonsense". Exactly what did you mean by this? And when you said, "Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator" could that statement be taken in any sense as a denial of the Most Holy Trinity?
When you said that there is a "gay lobby" and a "masonic lobby" in the Vatican, you said that lobbies are "never good". What could be done to remove the baleful influence of these lobbies upon Holy Mother Church?
Your Holiness, when you reportedly said to a relative of a co-founder of the Franciscans of the Immaculate Order that they would be released 'from the tomb' "soon," did you mean "soon" or did you mean the period of time evolutionists suggest it took for the Universe to go from nothing to the appearance of mankind?
Pope Francis, do you believe that the words of Christ concerning adultery, divorce and remarriage still stand and that this teaching must inform the Church's discipline concerning Holy Communion, or have you, in the words of the LCWR "moved beyond" the Lord Jesus Christ?
Your Holiness, I am glad you mention 'mercy' so regularly. What was your motive for what in all essence appears to be the demotion of Cardinal Burke, a highly approved and esteemed Cardinal, who Pope Emeritus Benedict called, "a great Cardinal" of the Church?
What is your motive in doing this, while keeping men who espouse doctrinal positions against the Church's perennial teaching, like Cardinal Kasper and Cardinal Richard Marx, as close confidants?
Your Holiness, during a telephone conversation to a divorce and remarried woman who asked you for your advice, did you really say of the Most Holy Eucharist, "a little bread and wine does no harm"?
By all means, send your questions into the comments box and let us dream for a moment of a papal interview in which vital questions pertinent to the transmission of the Catholic Faith are addressed as part of the "Papal Magisterium by Interview" to Catholics with a genuine love and concern for the Church.
Of course this is a joke post but this novel idea of a Catholic interview taking place between a Catholic Pope and a Catholic lay man clarifying statements made about the Catholic Faith could yet take off. Could we succeed where Sandro Magister and Antonio Socci have not so much failed as been 'overlooked' in favour of an anti-Catholic, left-wing atheist and a Jesuit?