“small minded rules”
I have never thought of sin as “small mind rules”.
Beware of Jesuits...the liberal branch of the Catholic Church.
This Papacy is going to be a disaster.
The 50% that voted for the most radical abortion supporter in US Presidential history....those Catholics are emboldened all over the web today, including on Raymond Arroyo’s FB page.
Prepare for more ambiguity, confusion, relativism and scandal.
See my post # 9. Remember: Do not trust CBS/NBC/ABC/CNN to give an honest report on anything Christian and especially any interview with Pope Francis.
I had high hopes for this man, but it appears he will soon be switching to become an Episcopalian or a Unitarian-Universalist.
The next thing he’s going to tell us is that the Ten Commandments should be more aptly thought of as, The Ten Suggestions.
Yeah, I read that and thought last-POPE.
Yes, those small-minded rules like, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Way too restrictive.
What Pope Francis said IN CONTEXT:
“The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all. The confessor, for example, is always in danger of being either too much of a rigorist or too lax. Neither is merciful,”
“Salvation or at least a shorter stay in Purgatory might now be only a tweet away with news that Pope Francis is to offer indulgences remissions for temporary punishment to the faithful who follow him on the social media site.”
And this below...threats of catastrophe have always worked well for Obama, why not give it a try, eh?
It seems OK with this Pope that those who voted for Obama also voted in favor of “Partial Birth Abortion”. So in other words folks, look the other way and keep going to Church, and no matter what, don't forget your weekly contribution!
Well this pope certainly got folks talking.
I really think he has a more evangelical framework in mind. Something that (and not to discount the bumbles and fumbles on the way at all, but notwithstanding that) Martin Luther got the hint about several centuries back. Sin stays sin and righteousness stays righteousness. However the means of dealing with it is passed back to God; we don’t try to be “sin committees” but rather look to God for the flexibility to assert grace without excusing sin for a moment. The idea of pointing out sin is not to necessarily smack the sinner down, but to smack the SIN down by replacing it with grace. And squeezing the devil out. It is a beautiful paradigm.