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To: jersey117

Oh for pete’s sake. There is nothing that he has said that is any different from anything the Church has taught since the beginning. The problem of many people here, however, is that with the miserable instruction they have received since Vatican II, they don’t really know what the Church has been teaching all along and the Pope’s statements on it come as a complete surprise to them.

However, that said, he gave a long talk to a group of medical professionals yesterday on the sanctity of life, how it was the duty of the medical profession to defend life at all times, how it was the essential right, how the lives of everyone, even the most socially marginalized (unborn, handicapped, elderly), must be defended at all costs, etc.

Exactly what else is it that you wish him to say?


34 posted on 09/20/2013 7:59:26 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius
Exactly what else is it that you wish him to say?

It isn't that he needs to say more, he needs to say less. To ascertain which remarks ought to be omitted, all you have to do is monitor Twitter or NYT comments for cheering and whooping from militant gays and Planned Parenthood employees (both occurred yesterday).

I wish the pope's new "gentle hints" inclusiveness strategy succeeds but I have a feeling the number of conversions from these groups (and number of grave sins committed) will not be trending in the direction he hoped.

51 posted on 09/20/2013 1:41:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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