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There is "a lot of confusion" in the Church, retired Bruxelles Archbishop André Léonard preached during the annual Old Rite Pentecost pilgrimage to Chartres, France (June 11). Léonard was a reform…
[Automatic translation of the French original: "J’ai déjà eu plusieurs contacts avec eux à Namur. J’aime beaucoup chez eux et chez les laïques pointus qu’ils soient des amis de la raison. J’ai aussi un côté un peu rationaliste; si je n’étais pas chrétien, je serais spinoziste ou hégélien. C’est notre grand bien commun : dans les sciences et ailleurs, la raison nous inspire. J’aime débattre avec …More
[Automatic translation of the French original: "J’ai déjà eu plusieurs contacts avec eux à Namur. J’aime beaucoup chez eux et chez les laïques pointus qu’ils soient des amis de la raison. J’ai aussi un côté un peu rationaliste; si je n’étais pas chrétien, je serais spinoziste ou hégélien. C’est notre grand bien commun : dans les sciences et ailleurs, la raison nous inspire. J’aime débattre avec eux et m’y sens en très bonne compagnie plus qu’avec certains confrères bizarroïdes.".]

Bishop Léonard: "I have already had many contacts with them in Namur, I like a lot at home and among the laity who are sharp friends of reason, I also have a bit of a rationalist side, if I was not Christian, I would be Spinozist or Hegelian It is our great common good: in the sciences and elsewhere, reason inspires us, I like to debate with them and feel in good company there more than with some weird brothers."

Question: You said that you are not hostile to dialogue with the laity. And with the Freemasons?
No, no, no, no, no. You have to understand. He didn't say: "we have to be grateful for Frank's clarity". He said: " if one time he gets to be orthodox and clear, we have to praise God, ¡¡¡BECAUSE HE NEVER IS, IT'S A WONDER, A MIRACLE!!!"... So, there you go, learn how to read.
hitherto
Thank you for clarifying this for us who do not speak the language. What you say makes sense.
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Prayhard
This Archbishop did much in the time he had, including supporting a small priestly society which managed to have more seminarians, or close to that, than the Belgian national seminary. If Benedict had installed more bishops in Belguim, the vile legacy of Danneels could have been effaced, and the present error from the Vatican could've resisted.
Gotta love the fact the Archbishop has to clarify who the current pope even is. :D In all fairness to the man, he said our current pope "speaks on some of these points in a clear way." Nowhere did he say our current pope's clarity is in any way supportive of The Church's traditional magisterium. He didn't say that.an' we all know why.