Friday, October 13, 2006

A clue to the Pope's resolve?

The Washington Post has an article out by Alan Cooperman which is of interest potentially.

The article quotes Fessio, as well as some from the progressivist spectrum.

What is interesting is this section:

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the pope told colleagues in September that he was writing the document "motu proprio," a Latin phrase for on his own initiative, and that it was in its third draft.

"There will be a document, it will come out soon, and it will be significant," the official said. Benedict "will not let this be sidetracked," he added.

This source sounds very close to the original source whom was quoted by That they would suggest that the Holy Father will not let this be sidetracked is significant, and may signal the resolve of the Pope in the matter.

If that is the case, this is an encouraging sign that the matter won't be significantly watered-down due to lobbying pressures.

We continue to wait and watch.

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