Skip to comments.Pope Francis I promises to be strong pro-life world leader
Posted on 03/13/2013 2:42:49 PM PDT by Morgana
The new leader of the Catholic Church, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio, promises to be a pre-eminent spokesperson making the case for life in the world. Taking the name Francis I, Cardinal Bergoglio has spent many years living a life of simplicity and poverty modeled after his patron, St. Francis of Assisi. According to Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, the new pope lives in a simple and non-threatening way, able to relate to the common person and converse on a level of familiarity with him.
It may have been from this heart of familiarity with common man and the challenges that the modern person often faces that Cardinal Bergoglio commented on the plight of unwed mothers in Argentina. Less than a year ago, he made the following comments to his priests:
In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who dont baptize the children of single mothers because they werent conceived in the sanctity of marriage. These are todays hypocrites Those who separate the people of God from salvation. And this poor girl who, rather than returning the child to sender, had the courage to carry it into the world, must wander from parish to parish so that its baptized!
Truly, the life movement can expect great things from a Holy Father who holds the unborn and their mothers so very close to his heart.
>>>Many believe that we are in a spiritual war against an adversary that does not discriminate based on age. We seek protection, through baptism, for our children from Satan and all of his forces.>>
BTW the “I” designator is not used until the name has been used by subsequent popes.
For example, I am not Positive I unless some newbie decides to use the screen name Positive “II”.
They go to Limbo.
Well, thats what it sounds like to me...
Of course I am not Catholic, but the act of baptism, to me, is the cognative acceptance of Jesus Christ as your savior, and by baptism you are symbolically cleansed (dead) to your previous sins, and reborn into life with him...
If an innocent child is unaware, not understanding of that relationaship and acceptance of that blessing, why does it seem more of a feel-good ceremony for the adults in that childs life, rather than a true acceptance aforementioned???
God knows a persons heart, and if that person has not fully understood (age of reason) this concept, I haqve a pretty good feeling the God does not deny them an eternity with him due to the innocence (age) of a child, in this case...
That is my opinion, I do not deny anyone their opinion on the matter...
My feeling is God wants our relationship (with him) to be simple, personal, to continue to learn and apply the lessons of his word, and have duplication thru telling others about him and his love for everyone...
See y’all later...
Just because a person is a single mom doesn’t mean they won’t raise the child in the faith. The odds are better that they will if they request baptism for their child and can go ahead with it.
Just personally, I had a co-worker whose parents were not allowed to get her baptized in the Catholic Church for some reason. She and her parents had a life-long bitterness against the Church and she became a Buddhist as an adult. She now has children, being raised Buddhist. So, the refusal to baptize has so far caused three generations to shun Jesus, and who knows how many will follow?
There are no guarantees that the mom will not abandon the faith or live in sin after the baptism, but there are no guarantees for the rest of us sinners, either.