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Pope condemns abortion in strongest pro-life comments to date, day after controversial interview
lifesitenews.com ^ | 09/20/2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN

Posted on 09/20/2013 5:34:23 PM PDT by massmike

In a meeting with Catholic gynaecologists this morning Pope Francis strongly condemned abortion as a manifestation of a “throwaway culture.”

The comments come one day after the release of an in-depth interview in which the Pope had explained that despite criticism he has avoided speaking about moral issues like abortion and gay “marriage” in his papacy, instead focusing on preaching about the love of Christ.

In response to that interview the United State’s largest abortion advocacy organization, NARAL Pro-Choice America, even posted an image thanking the pope for his comments on their Facebook and Twiter pages. But NARAL’s celebrations were cut short by today’s blunt remarks by the Pope, in which he urged doctors to respect life "from the first instant of conception."

The pope told the doctors, "Your being Catholic entails greater responsibility: first of all to yourself, in the effort to be consistent with the Christian vocation, and then to contemporary culture, to help recognize the transcendent dimension in human life, the imprint of the creative work of God, from the very first moment of conception. This is a commitment to the new evangelization that often requires going against the tide, paying a personal price. The Lord counts on you to spread the 'Gospel of life.'"

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TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: popefrancis

1 posted on 09/20/2013 5:34:23 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike; NYer

In other words: “Hate the sin; love the sinner.”

Bump.


2 posted on 09/20/2013 6:59:43 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
“Hate the sin; love the sinner.”

Just don't mix the two up.

3 posted on 09/20/2013 7:41:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (John 15:19)
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To: Jeff Chandler

And don’t GLORIFY the sinner....OR the sin.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 2:06:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Pope Francis asks doctors to spread the Gospel of Life

Catholic ping!

5 posted on 09/21/2013 7:23:51 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: brityank; massmike
Pope Francis has the media in a tither. Like whirling dervishes, they keep trying to pin him down, mistakenly relegating his statements in political terms. Each time they do ... SURPRISE! ... Pope Francis makes a new statement that seems to contradict their initial interpretation. Round and round they go ....

It's quite amusing and very entertaining.

6 posted on 09/21/2013 7:33:38 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: massmike

Once again the MSM is amazed to learn that he Pope is CATHOLIC.


7 posted on 09/21/2013 8:20:13 AM PDT by verga (Lasciante ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.)
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To: massmike

BTTT!


8 posted on 09/21/2013 10:09:47 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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