Germaine Grisez on Pope Francis

by Michael Sean Winters

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Germaine Grisez is not happy with Pope Francis. In this letter, he not only criticizes the pope for careless word choices, but goes directly after Pope Francis's character, writing:

I’m afraid that Pope Francis has failed to consider carefully enough the likely consequences of letting loose with his thoughts in a world that will applaud being provided with such help in subverting the truth it is his job to guard as inviolable and proclaim with fidelity. For a long time he has been thinking these things. Now he can say them to the whole world — and he is self-indulgent enough to take advantage of the opportunity with as little care as he might unburden himself with friends after a good dinner and plenty of wine. 

Self-indulgent? Little care? Can you imagine the reaction of Grisez and his buddies if someone had said such things about their hero Pope John Paul II? 

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