I recently broke a “cast iron rule” I made for myself when I first began blogging. I blogged on an issue directly related to work. That blog entry is gone. I removed it of my own volition.
However the issues raised by that blog remain valid. In that entry, I said that “the loony right can use the ‘hermeneutic of rupture’ just as effectively as the dissendent left”. I characterised that argument as follows:
The Pope has done “a, b, and c”, which shows that he is fallible and in error, therefore we will continue doing “x, y and z” despite what he says, because we are right and he is wrong.
I argued that
the Catholic Centre is between the Dissendent Left and the Traditionalist Right–ie. those Catholics who remain faithful to the teaching magisterium of the Bishops in communion with the Successor of Peter.
I remain of that opinion. But I apologise to all and sundry who felt that in my original (now deleted) entry I had calumnised them in any way. And I certainly retract any suggestion that I may have made of duplicity on the part of anyone involved in the original incident. I am sure all acted in good faith. I am still of the mind that the result was, however, regrettable.