‘The Church is like Mary and has Flaws’
Now that the long Roman summer recess is over, Francis’ daily homilies and weekly general audiences have resumed, and this means there is no predicting what he will say, for anything is possible when Mr. Bergoglio speaks freely.
In his Wednesday audience on September 11, 2013, the man the world believes to be the Pope of the Catholic Church gave a “catechesis” on the Church as Mother of all Christians — and managed to insult both the Church, who is the Immaculate Bride of Christ, and the Virgin Mary, Our Lord’s Immaculate Mother:
“The Church and the Virgin Mary are mothers, both of them; what is said of the Church can be said also of Our Lady and what is said of Our Lady can also be said of the Church”, Francis begins his instruction, before concluding the first paragraph thus:
“Do we love the Church as we love our mothers, also taking into account her defects?