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To: Mrs. Don-o
I'm pretty sure what's on display here is not the Pope's confusion, but the media's.

First they create this narrative, with their selecting, their cropping, and their framing, that Pope Francis is a wonderful enlightened progressive fellow who is following the secular modernist line.

A prime example: they interpret the phrase "small-minded things" to mean the Moral Law as it relates to the Sanctity of Sex, the Sanctity of Life, and the Sovereignty of God. (!) (!) and (!) --- an interpretation which simply effaces several millennia of Judeo-Christian moral teaching and Pope Franicis' lifelong role as a diligent expounder of that Law.

Then they are bumfoozled when it turns out that's not what he meant. Duh?

Pope Francis' point about "not obsessing" about the currently disputed moral principles, is that the first duty is always to evangelize: to invite people into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.

What is our Gospel? Not the Bad News (law, law, and More Law) but the Good News (Know Jesus, the Lord, the Savior!) If they know and love the Lord, they will receive the grace to know the Law and do it, because the Law will be in their hearts.

Can I please have an Amen?!

6 posted on 09/20/2013 7:10:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." -- -1 John 4:7)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

AMEN!!


11 posted on 09/20/2013 7:22:03 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Amen.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 7:24:22 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I suppose one should look to occupy places of blessings and with people of blessings rather than go after transgressors or transgressions which are symptoms rather than the disease of the heart - wrong consciousness. Money is a byproduct of fruitfulness which like the flesh can be turned into an object of desire or force instead of applying it as a well funxtioning vehicle.


15 posted on 09/20/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Amen!


25 posted on 09/21/2013 4:49:56 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Pope Francis’ point about “not obsessing” about the currently disputed moral principles, is that the first duty is always to evangelize: to invite people into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.
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AMEN!


27 posted on 09/21/2013 5:11:47 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Pope Francis’ point about “not obsessing” about the currently disputed moral principles, is that the first duty is always to evangelize: to invite people into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.
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AMEN!


28 posted on 09/21/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Amen!


29 posted on 09/21/2013 5:40:08 PM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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