“We should never refer to the physical virginity of the Virgin Mary”, Bishop Manuel Linda, 62, of Porto, Portugal, told observador.pt (December 23). For him the virginity “only” means “that woman’s total devotion to God”.
For Linda Our Lady became the mother of God because she had an "undivided heart.”
But the Catholic Church has taught from the beginning that Our Lady was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ.
Linda’s heresy produced an outrage in Portugal, and consequently he seemingly retracted saying in his Christmas homily that the Church’s faith in Our Lady's virginity “is also my faith”.
At least, Linda made clear to everybody that his words cannot be trusted and that he is not fit to be a Catholic bishop.
Picture: Manuel Linda, #newsFxrlscsbfh
A disgusted layman writing in the same paper the next day (Catholi Sat, Twitter); "we are speaking of none other than the Mother of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary; the excelsa Mother of God and our mother; and for us, Our Lady, Patroness and Queen of Portugal. No one educated would recant his Mother!"
A FrancisBishop like that, a FrancisHeretic like that, can expect to go places if the Bergoglian rigging of the College of Cardinals succeeds.