Fiducia: The Defense of Incompetence

One more thought on Fiducia Supplicans, and then I’ll turn to more pleasant topics. (And nearly everything short of the bubonic plague is a more pleasant topic.)

  • If you draft a statement to affirm X, but then you realize that many (most?) people will take the message to mean Not-X, you don’t release that statement.
  • Particularly if the statement says nothing especially new.
  • Unless the denizens of the Vatican’s doctrinal office are completely unconscious they must have anticipated the reaction to Fiducia. They released it anyway.
  • And the document is advertised as something new and important.

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