Skip to comments.Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control
Posted on 09/20/2013 6:49:48 AM PDT by schmootman
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The people who have been fighting the "culture of death" need to be applauded by the Pope, not told they are "obsessed" with it. Real children are dying in abortuaries. If the Pope wants to save them, he should uphold those who do God's work in this area, and not give reasons for glee to the enemies of Christ like NARAL, who sent a personal "thank you" message to Francis yesterday. That disgusts me, and it should disgust anyone, Catholic, Christian or Jew, who has tried to uphold the right to life for all, from conception until natural death.
The Catholic Church is now simply a cult
We need a St. Pius X, or a Gregory the Great. Instead we have Pope Bozo the first.
But doesn`t the average Catholic now vote Democrat, at least a small majority, according to the polls I see.
At least a majority of Catholics now vote Democrat, which means they are good with abortion and gay marriage and a liberal supreme court, which in turn means they are Not Christian
Yessir, those Catholics who vote for Obama and other pro-aborts are no longer Catholic. But the people Francis targeted weren’t those people, but the few that have remained faithful to the teaching of the Church.
I can tell you that in my Catholic church, NEVER.
Lots of pleas for more $$$, and a nice homily opposing the death penalty, and oh, yeah, the St. Francis celebration where pets are blessed.
Where does the Pope see Catholic priests "obsessing" over abortion or homosexuality?
Let me know, I wouldn't mind hearing such a Mass.
Mehh ~ Once a jesuit always a jesuit, the ones who cling to their ‘liberation theology’.
This COULD BE the Harlot (Pope) that rides the Beast System (U.S.A.)
I’m very sadly amazed at my fellow FReepers who question everything out of the MSM except misquotes of Catholic clergy. Go read his words for yourself and find that he was actually saying the Gospel is bigger than narrow special interests. These areas are important but they are not the full message of salvation.
Gee, next he will be accusing pro-lifers of having a love affair with the fetus.
I read the whole article. The Pope used the word “obsessed”. If he was mistranslated, he needs to say so immediately.
Thanks for your reply and explanation. I will go check out your homepage when I get a chance and read up. We may not agree on every issue, but it’s nice to have someone reply in ernest.
I don’t believe the Pope used the word “obsessed” so why the quotes?
Did you read the article?
I always enjoy the conversation. May God bless you.
How can you say that when the most prominent and honored Catholics in America are pro-abort democrat party leaders?
When the Kennedys receive the full pomp and ceremony of the Catholic church on their deaths, and Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden meets with their Pope and take communion at the Vatican, don't you think it rings false to claim that voting democrat is a no-no for Catholics?
The face of the Catholic church in America is largely democrat party leaders.
You are correct. It’s a public scandal, and Rome has done nothing about it(and with the current Pope, likely won’t for a long time). But it doesn’t mean that the Church’s official teaching supports the Democrats. The Catholic Church isn’t just the reigning Pope, or the local Bishop. It’s a belief that goes back 2,000 years. If the present hierarchy is unfaithful to the patrimony that was handed down to them, it doesn’t invalidate the Faith itself. Judas betrayed Christ. Peter denied Him. But they were both Apostles.
Your comments were insulting, subtly so, but nevertheless insulting. Such as in a my religion is better than your religion is way. Rubbed me wrong, and I suspect it did so with other Catholics also. There are ways of asking a question, and the manner you chose to do so, wreaked of a superiority complex. Read your questions again.
It is the the way the Catholic church operates, and has my entire life, this goes back generations and is not related to this new pope.
Catholic democrats are the Catholic royalty in America.
Well, I read my questions again as you asked. I guess one could have taken it as I was being judgmental as you did, although I really am curious and was looking for some kind of explanation. That explanins your rather snippy reply. (Well, it was?) :-( You see, that’s why I don’t ask my next door neighbor Catholic!
Anyway, I didn’t mean to rub anybody the wrong way. I really want to know and understand where you are coming from.
Superior complex, I don’t have. If anything, I have inferior complex. Presbyterian I am and I feel guilty about everything, ha! Peace, sister.
By the way, I still don’t have any clear answers.
Only prayer and fasting can cast out this demon. Socialism and liberation theology have taken over the Church right up to the very throne of Peter, and we need to pray that the Bishops of the Catholic Church wake up soon.
She asked an honest question. An honest answer is the better approach.
“She asked an honest question. An honest answer is the better approach.”
I gave her one. Put your specs on. It was the way she asked her questions. Read them again.
I recommend a thicker skin when posting on here. If we take personal umbrage at every perceived slight, we’ll never get to the positive dialog. I have had many uplifting conversations from initially negative comments. In the end, the results aren’t up to us and the slights aren’t against us (in a religious conversation).
Yep and show me a Cardinal, or whatever they call themselves nowdays, that isn`t fawning over filthy Democrat politicians at various celebrity dinners