Skip to comments.Pope tells priests: practice what you preach
Posted on 04/14/2013 5:46:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Pope Francis told priests on Sunday to practice what they preach, saying the churchs credibility was on the line.
During a Mass to formally take possession of one of the Vatican basilicas in Rome, Francis said ordinary Catholics need to see in our actions what they hear from our lips.
Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the churchs credibility, he said.
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Just you wait until he comes down like Martel's Hammer on the homosexualists. At that point, expect a media Jihad against him as an Enemy of All that is Good, True and Fabulous.
So, shall priests deny sacrament to politicians who support abortion?
Our Pastor would say: hate the sin, love the sinner; go and sin no more.
For many modern priests- This would actually be a bad thing.
Shouldn’t be too hard. They usually say something like: “God loves you. Have a nice day. Remember to sign up for direct donation online.” So, they’ll have a nice day, remembering that God loves them, and signing up for a modest, but ongoing, donation.
Yup, the Philipine priests are already doing that. We just need some gutsy priests here in the US. But they should expect to be pilloried — not just by the left but also by some “haf-dem-caflix” freepers who will say “how can you deny folks that?”