Outraged Critics of Pope Francis Demand He Answer “Laurel/Yanny” Dubia

May 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Libs & Trads


Pope Francis’ exhortation on the Laurel/Yanny debate, in which he appears to open the possibility of communion for people no matter whether they hear the word “Laurel” or “Yanny” has outraged many of his critics.

Four cardinals have now issued an open letter to Pope Francis calling for him to respond to their dubia over his decision, which they say goes against what they hear in the audio recording.

The audio clip, which was posted on social media sounds like two unrelated words at the same time. Many claim that they hear the voice saying “Yanny,” while others claim to hear “Laurel.”

“How can it be that the Church will allow for people to choose which word they hear,” said one of the dubia authors. “The Pope, the Vicar of Christ, either hears ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel.’ The Good Book says, ‘I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.’ To that degree we believe that what he hears on Earth will be heard in Heaven. We want to know which—but it most certainly cannot be both.”

“The majority of priests in my diocese hear “Yanny,” while other hear “Laurel,” one priest told EOTT. “People are very confused and are turning to priests. But our priests themselves are confused. We need clarification. Are people allowed to choose between the two, or is there an official Catholic stance on this? If there is not, can an individual who was once faithfully committed to one word, and later dissolved that decision and committed themselves to another word receive communion?”