Brazilians have had years and years of bad instruction. They are, however, very pious in their own way.
The Pope’s talks to the Brazilian and Latin American bishops today were very good, and he was calling them back to the teachings of the Church. Some of the younger ones are fine, but a lot of the older ones are not so much bad as weak, and were pushed by the media and the academy into some very loopy things.
Do not break the bent reed or quench the smoking flax. Encourage them, don’t say stupid things comparing them to Nazis.
“...dont say stupid things comparing them to Nazis.”
Are you addressing me or Fr. Z??
“Brazilians have had years and years of bad instruction.”
And who hasn’t had years of bad instruction?
Here in the U.S., Bernardin, Weakland, McCarrick, Mahoney, Hubbard, et al. come to mind. Not to mention O’Malley who has been appointed to the Pope’s “Round Table” of Dudley Do-Rights.
But back to Brazil, Have you heard of the Lion of Campos, Bishop de Castro Mayer? Do you think we would have done the hokey-pokey with the other fools?
Have you heard of Bishop Rifan?