HT to Pewsitter, by the way.
I would not believe this otherwise, but since it's on the Vatican's own website the evidence is irrefutable. This is the Pope's homily for this past Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family. Here is the line in question: "Instead of returning home with his family, he stayed in Jerusalem, in the Temple, causing great distress to Mary and Joseph who were unable to find him. For this little “escapade”, Jesus probably had to beg forgiveness of his parents. The Gospel doesn’t say this, but I believe that we can presume it."
From the very first moment of the Incarnation, Jesus was and is God, the Second Person of the Trinity. God does not beg for forgiveness for God does not sin; to insinuate otherwise is to commit heresy. This gaffe that is embedded in the Pope's homily is not a harmless little "slip of the tongue" for this runs counter to the Divine Personhood of Jesus. We're seeing way too many of these little "zingers and snippets". (I'm thinking of the Matthew Kelly "half-brother" gaffe, too) They occur so quickly that they can escape notice, but still the words and yes, heresies, are introduced into our minds - and all the more readily since we're often not on guard and vigilant against these. Therefore, I will do my best to continue to call these out.
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