Occasionally, theologians and other specialists express themselves in a way which, while it makes some sort of sense in their technical language, sounds pretty silly to the rest of us. Sometimes that’s not a problem in their work, but sometimes it is. Oh, yes.
For example, here’s something I found while poking around Papal Encyclicals Online, in “Coelestis Pastor”, an Apostolic Constitution by Pope Innocent XI, condemning the errors taught by Miguel de Molinos. (Not the same guy who came up with Molinism, btw. That was Luis de Molina, according to Wikipedia.)
Our buddy Miguel was doubtless in error on all these theological points, but his mom would probably have been glad to point out the basic error of fact here. Possibly with a rolling pin.So, for all you moms everywhere, feel free to join in condemning the following sad error by Miguel de Molinos!
40. The Blessed Virgin never performed any exterior work, and nevertheless was holier than all the saints. Therefore, one can arrive at sanctity without exterior work.