Every time this pope opens his mouth he puts his foot in it.
It’s well and good that he he can’t change the dogma of the church. He sounds to me exactly like Rick Warren or Joel
Osteen. Ground control to this pope, his job is to preach the word of God and safeguard the truth and it’s about damn time he understood that abortion is MURDER, queer “marriage” is against the Gospel. He needs to quit acting like just another ubber liberal Jesuit priest, who stick the middle finger up at the Church, and start acting like the head leader of the Catholic Church. I became a Catholic in 2008 because of the theology of the Church. Where all other faiths were caving in to the liberal agenda, the Catholic Chuch stood tall. Now this character comes along.
Give me Benedict any day of the week.
I believe the term is "shut up and kiss the ring".
That is absurd. While official statements sound conservative, yet as James states (whom RCs like to quote),
"I will shew thee my faith by my works." (James 2:18b)
And what Rome effectually teaches is liberalism, counting and treating even public liberals (like Ted Kennedy) as members in life and in death, while liberalism predominates where Catholicism does.
Meanwhile, evangelical faith has been more morally conservative, and is now even in the latter days apostasy of the church.