If this was Pat Robinson saying this, the Catholic reaction would be totally different.
Pat Robertson? The guy who doesn’t think Appalacian married couples should have any more ‘ragamuffins’? That Pat Robertson? The guy who doesn’t have a problem with sex change operations? That Pat Robertson? The one who supports China’s coercive one child policy? That Pat Robertson?
Yeah, I think you’re right. Catholics do think some other spirit is speaking to him.
Pat Robertson has been a real jerk.
If he said to the world, “God told me to live the rest of my life in seclusion and contemplative prayer”, I might actually believe him, because I can absolutely believe God is whispering in his ear as much as possible, “Knock it off!”