OMalley, the only North American Francis asked to serve on a group of eight cardinals advising him on reforming the church, made the comments during a keynote address Tuesday in San Antonio at the annual convention of the Knights of Columbus. Some people think that the Holy Father should talk more about abortion, OMalley told approximately 2,000 attendees, according to a copy of the remarks posted online. I think he speaks of love and mercy to give people the context for the Churchs teaching on abortion, he continued. We oppose abortion, not because we are mean or old fashioned, but because we love people. And that is what we must show the world.
It's always troubling to me when Person B steps in, and claims to know what Person A meant. I interpret such statements as a form of crowd control, trying to give Person A an out w/o actually speaking for them.
posted on 08/08/2013 6:11:45 AM PDT
by Alex Murphy
("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
To: Alex Murphy
Of course it’s an out. The issue is that Pope Francis did not speak about abortion. He admitted it himself in an interview.
And some folks have a need to defend it. And then some folks have a need to defend those that defend it.
I wish folks would stop with the never-ending excuses.
posted on 08/08/2013 11:11:05 AM PDT
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