Pope Francis just publicly endorsed contraception to avoid creating "undesirable" people.
Yeah. He did.
It was while he was on an airplane. Don't tell me you're surprised.
One of the most prominent quasi-traditionalist bloggers, Fr. Z, responded thus:
Next, and this is important, I remind everyone that the Roman Pontiff doesn’t teach doctrine on faith and morals through off-hand comments to journalists ON AN AIRPLANE RIDE! So, relax about the contraception comment. It was meaningless.
Well, by some accounts, there has only been one unquestionably infallible pronouncement by a pope in the last 100+ years. So does that mean that anything and everything else that any pope has said in the last 100+ years has been meaningless?
Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?
This surreal and sinister dance has to stop.
This cowardice has to stop.
Or do we not give a flying fig about the souls that will be lost to hell because of all this?
Or do we not give a flying fig about the middle-finger continually flaunted in Christ's face from the chair of St. Peter?
Okay, fine. Let's all just read Jean Paul Sartre and eat jam cakes.