Some sinful behaviors and nefarious efforts are just crying out for some form of "tough love", as well as bold declaration of the truth (not political double-talk), including these:
- Atrocities like those committed by the "butchers of abortion". (How many innocent little babies must die a horrible death before one should talk boldly and with righteous anger about it -- out of love, both tender for the babies, and tough for the perps.)
- Efforts to subvert "marriage" by trying to force societal approval of sinful, perverted behaviors like active homosexuality by falsely and artificially extending "marriage" to homosexuals.
- The efforts of some (including some bishops in the USCCB) to reward the multiple illegal activitities involved in illegal immigration, contrary to Church teaching in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2241).
The Apostles and Early Church Martyrs might have been able to avoid martyrdom if they had made use of more slippery, mealy-mouthed weasel words, rather than boldly proclaiming the truth, but what would that have really achieved for the goal of spreading of the truths of the Gospel?
posted on 08/07/2013 4:50:45 PM PDT
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To: Heart-Rest; MinuteGal
This Pope is all about Social Justice and very little else. Give me back Pope Benedict any day. Luckily, as this Pope is elderly, he won’t be in office that long. Hope they choose more wisely next time. This one is a poor choice for this time in history when you need a Pope who draws bright moral lines, and does not succumb to moral relevancy.
posted on 08/07/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT
(When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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