Are you making excuses for him? Lol
Homosexuality is a sin and an abomination to The Lord. He is who we will all answer to, not a pope.
I’m not making excuses for him, just clarifying what I think he means.
I don’t believe Pope Francis is saying Homosexuality ( as in the ACT of homosexuality ) is not sin.
Francis is saying that everyone is tempted, some towards the same sex, and some towards the opposite sex.
You can be tempted but you should NOT give in to the temptation.
Homosexual tendencies are not a sin - it’s the homosexual act that the RC church has issue with.
Priests are supposed to be celibate anyway - so maintaining their celibacy in the face of their homo/hetero sexual inclinations is the rule.
Amen. The Lord has spoken.
That’s what the pope said, God judges.
Like I tell those who act up in parishes, I can’t sleep with Manny, Moe and Jack and neither can you. We all can have lustful thoughts, but not act on them.
As Christ said, it was said not to commit adultery, he said don’t even look at another with lust.
Or check yourself and keep away from occasions of sin.
If i’m in treatment for being a coke addict, I wouldn’t go to a party with friends who do drugs, or associate with those who do. A lot of addicts slip up by thinking they have everything in control. They may think so, but that’s an old trick of the devil... making you think you’re in control, when God is. After, he presses the rewind button re: stop struggling, you’ll never kick this or that sin; Where God presses you to get on your knees and repent.
I’m not having it. I don’t coddle or go along to get along with their lifestyle... I let them know, if they still want to make that choice on the way to hell, they can’t say they weren’t told. I lost a lot of acquaintances over this, oh well. Some admit they have no control over themselves. If I can stay celibate, so can they. All I can do is pray for them and speak on it. The rest is the Lord’s.
re: AP reporter
But seriously, between you, I and other posters. I tweeted her to ask if she was on the plane, had the transcript/all Q and A and/or video. No answer as of yet.
She had a Miami Herald link up, which is odd. Now she is the AP reporter from Italy.
I went to the main AP feed, and the version is slightly different and the way it’s written doesn’t make sense.
He’s real upset over the embezzling Monsignor in one version, but okay with this? Doesn’t wash. I knew those that get AP feeds tend to switch the words around to their liking (which I don’t get).
Check it out.
AP site version/