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Pope Francis has suggested that the Vatican could support gay civil unions in the future, according to one of the church’s most senior cardinals.
I did not read the suggestion anywhere in the article. Could it be the authors own suggestion?
‘It wasn’t as if he came out and approved them,’ Dolan told NBC on Sunday. ‘He said, “Rather than quickly condemn them, let’s just ask the questions as to why that has appealed to certain people.”
Since we are reading “suggestions” into this, perhaps the Pope is saying “Let’s get to the cause of the sin and condemn that.” After all aren’t we supposed to love the sinner but detest the sin?
In an interview to mark his first year in the church’s top job, Pope Francis last week reaffirmed the Vatican’s opposition to gay marriage.
OK that sounds like a strong Catholic statement.
but indicated that some types of civil unions could be acceptable to the church.
Please show the actual quote because I am having a problem believing this. In the first part of the sentence he “reaffirms” the Churches position. In the second half of the sentence the claim is made he “indicated”.
Satan is working hard to destroy Christianity. Don’t be so quick to believe him nor his minions in the liberal press.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 1:06:29 PM PDT by spudville
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To: spudville
After all aren’t we supposed to love the sinner but detest the sin?

Indeed and how are we to do so in accordance with scriptures?

In the first part of the sentence he “reaffirms” the Churches position. In the second half of the sentence the claim is made he “indicated”.

Yes there seems to be some duplicity on the matter and it comes from those addressing the questions, and not those who pose them. The secular 'pressers' are asking clear questions like do you support homosexual "marriage" and the answer from the Pope is "no, we don't." When asked about civil unions, then the answer from the Pope and Cardinal Dolan is "we will examine that." So on the one hand the Pope is clear in saying "gay marriage" is a no no, but since civil unions are accepted by governments the church will examine that. So why address civil unions at all if the church does not recognize secular law unions at all? The duplicity is stunning.

44 posted on 03/10/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT by redleghunter
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To: spudville

I don’t know if he actually said it or if the author has made this implication.

I can say that I am not fond of this pope, however I am not a rock solid Catholic either, so I would take my comment with a grain of salt on this.


57 posted on 03/10/2014 2:14:11 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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