Pope Francis: I’ll answer the question. You want answers?
Caffara: I think I’m entitled!
Pope Francis: You want answers?!
Caffara: I want the truth!
Pope Francis: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, rigid walls, and those walls have knocked down for mankind to progress. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Cardinal Burke? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Tradition and you curse Vatican II. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Vatican II was merely a baby step, but an important first step.
And my magisterium, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, continues on the path! You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you don’t talk about at during your Chartres pilgrimage, you want me knocking down those walls. You need me to knock down those walls. We use words like “dialogue”, “gradualism”, “mercy”. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent tearing down the things that hold mankind back. You use them as a punchline.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very liberation that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said “thank you”, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you count your rosaries, and retire to a monastery. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!
Caffara: Did you intend the heresy?
Pope Francis: I did the job that—-
Caffara: Did you intend the heresy?!!
Pope Francis: YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT I DID!!
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