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To: NYer

Pope Francis has not mentioned traditional hot-button Catholic issues like abortion because he prefers to emphasize that Catholics “love people” and are not “mean or old-fashioned,”

Don’t the innocent unborn deserve love, too?


4 posted on 08/07/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr
That's where the sub-headline at the top of the page (written by an editor) differs from what Cardinal O'Malley said. You have to be alert to what's actually in quotes:

"We oppose abortion, not because we are mean or old fashioned, but because we love people."

He's saying we're anti-abortion because we love (the unborn, etc!) --- he did NOT set up the implied either/or that was in the subhead.

In this kind of story, you can expect media distortion in the headlines, the captions, and the first 15 words (which is all some people ever read.)

14 posted on 08/07/2013 5:43:58 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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