(March 16, 2017 – Steven O’Reilly) Yesterday the Italian blog Anonimi Della Croce reported, based on a source, that the four Dubia Cardinals had decided against a public formal correction of Pope Francis. The reports suggested that they made this decision due to lack of support among their fellow Cardinals. In my blog yesterday, I indicated that I found the report “hard to believe.”
However, a new day brings better news. Journalist Edward Pentin tweeted out earlier today:
“Correction of the
#Pope continues to be “on track” according to informed sources.”
Mr. Pentin is highly respected and credible. This is good news. I continue to expect – based on my own personal speculations (here and here) – that the formal correction will occur sometime next week, March 19-25. I do not believe it would be proper for Amoris Laetitia to go a year from its release (April 8, 2016) without one. But, then again…I can be wrong…so my wife reminds me. But..even if my “Steve the Predictor” prediction should fail as to the date…it is good to hear the correction is on.