Please. Stop. Not. Helping.

Vatican spokesman Fr. Lombardi gives us a guide on to understand that the Pope is saying. Don’t.

Perhaps the most insightful take on all this came from Lombardi himself, who said we’re seeing the emergence of a whole new genre of papal speech — informal, spontaneous and sometimes entrusted to others in terms of its final articulation. A new genre, Lombardi suggested, needs a “new hermeneutic,” one in which we don’t attach value so much to individual words as to the overall sense.

Seriously, so not helping.