So much for a gradual rollout.
What’s most unbelievable about today is who broke the embargo – L’Osservatore Romano that’s who. With a mistranslated section that’s what.
(I think – I’m assuming. The Italian translation had a feminine article with prostitute and the English version that I read and that has been published at the link below is specific about male prostitute.)
The point? No the Pope did not have a “condom conversion” as Ruth Gledhill so idiotically put it on Twitter. What he said – whether he should have said it or not is another issue – but whatever the case it really is nothing new and has nothing to do with the Church’s teaching on contraception either.
It’s an articulation of his concern for and interest an individual’s moral progress – ironically enough.
Here’s what I’m going to say – this whole conversation is going to be flipped on its head when the rest of the interview comes out and the people who are either crowing about or mourning the Pope changing the Church’s teaching on contraception or sexuality or something are really not going to know what to say next.
(I will check and see if the section I’m thinking about is in the pages I’m allowed to talk about tomorrow but who knows they already may be out there – I’m in the woods and things happen so fast these days…then again, if L’OR can break embargos why can’t I, over here in the forests of North America?)