We have previously identified WPFMTS syndrome - what Pope Francis meant to say - for those who feel compelled to explain away the clear meaning of Pope Francis's words. And, we have seen FDS - Francis Derangement Syndrome - afflicting those who are shocked, shocked, to find a pope speaking clearly about poverty.
Now, we can add a third syndrome to the list: If only Pope Francis knew what I know syndrome - IOPFKWIK. (I think we need a better acronym.) Here is a perfect example from the pen of Father James Schall, S.J., published at Catholic World Report, who apparently has abandoned his classic Thomism for libertarianism. It is astonishingly condescending.
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