A blog about the life & times of Jorge Bergoglio (aka Francis)
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Bp. Williamson gives a shoutout to Francis
Bp. Williamson says the following in the above video at 49 minutes 33 seconds:
“Can you imagine? That commanding resistant priests is like trying to herd cats. Can you imagine? Is it unimaginable? In which case, is it worth trying if it's bound to fail? In it's... It may be better not to attempt than to attempt and fail. Some of you may think it would be better to attempt cause it might succeed. I don't have the authority. I don't, I..., I...,
If ..., if ..., if ... by some miracle, Pope Francis rang me up next week and said,
"Your Excellency, you and I have had our divergences, but right now I am authorizing you to found a society.You go right ahead for the good of the Church."
"Uh, Holy Father, can I have that in writing?"
"Do you mind if I come to Rome and get that with your signature?"
"Yes, of course."
Then I'd be on the next plane to Rome. I'd be on the next plane to Rome!But without that, we're up a creek without a paddle. And I don't, there's not a solution. So, in the resis..., in what is called the resistance movement, you're going to have a problem of authority. Get used to the idea.”