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To: Mrs. Don-o

I understand the gist of where he’s coming from. But his words have implications. I don’t think he should have used the term “small-minded” when talking about abortion and gays. The Catholic Church is the last line of defense for that which we hold dear — the sanctity of life and the sacrament of marriage. He should choose his words carefully.


35 posted on 09/20/2013 8:06:32 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117
I'm inclined to agree. We're used to the precise language of a gifted academic theologian, Papa Benedict, who expressed himself in an exact and yet often a beautiful way.

Pope Francis is much more colloquial and off-the-cuff. This would be fine for people who have been rooted in the "Deep Context" for awhile and share a full deck of unstated Catholic assumptions, but it's just one can-o-worms after another in the hands of the secular, the shallow and the worldly.

Not to mention those who are deliberately manipulative in the EneMedia. I'm not sure Papa Francis is quite up to speed on that.

45 posted on 09/20/2013 10:49:06 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (B.A.S.I.C. = "Brothers and Sisters in Christ")
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To: jersey117

Amen...”small minded” MArginalized the true sin of abortion and homosexuality.


47 posted on 09/20/2013 12:50:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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