Pope Francis has instructed us to bite our tongues as an alternative to sowing discord and division:
“If a person during his or her life does nothing else but reconcile and bring peace that person can be canonized: that person is a saint. But we need to grow that way, we need to have a conversion: never a word that divides, never, never a word that brings war, small wars, never gossip. I’m thinking: what is gossip? Oh it’s nothing- just saying words against another person or telling tales: ‘This person did…’ No! Gossiping is like terrorism because the person who gossips is like a terrorist who throws a bomb and runs away, destroying: with their tongue they are destroying and not making peace. But this person is cunning, right? He is not a suicide bomber, no, no, he takes good care of himself.”
“Every day that I get the urge to say something that sows discord and division, to say bad things about another person… Bite your tongue! I can assure you. If you do this and bite your tongue instead of sowing discord, the first few times the wound will cause your tongue to swell because the devil helps us do this because that’s his work, his job: to divide.”
Go here to read the rest. PopeWatch wonders if the Pope has had to receive treatment for bleeding tongue. No one within the Church can sow division and discord among Catholics to the same extent as a pope. However, perhaps PopeWatch is merely a “Self-absorbed Promethean Neo-Pelagian” and should bite his tongue in consequence.