just didn't like the Pope saying that Atheists get to heaven also!! I think that is SCANDALOUS and not what Jesus said at all!!
I am very upset....something I haven't been with any of the previous Popes. Maybe it's his inner JESUIT showing itself.
These people came to Jesus only because they were attracted to him and not driven away by him because they were sinners. None of them would have dared approach him if he had been haranguing against tax collectors and soldiers.
The Pope kept saying we have to get back to the sources, and the source of things such as our opposition to abortion is because we value life, the life of every human being (as made in the Image and Likeness of God), no matter how humble (as Francis said yesterday in his talk to a medical association). So we’ve got to present our opposition in terms of the Church’s constant and unvarying assertion of the value of every human life, whether that of the unborn or the handicapped or any other vulnerable, unimportant group.
It has always done this, only tapering off, oddly, after Vatican II, and it should do so more visibly again. I think if female religious orders would stop trying to be priestettes and regroup around things like caring for the sick and the marginalized, for example, it would bring back this witness to the love and concern of the Church for human life. It may convert hearts and minds in the way nothing else can, not even talking about abortion constantly, because pro-abortion people simply have their hands over their ears when it comes to that topic.
So perhaps it is the Jesuit in him, but remember, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many Jesuits were among our early missionaries here and died horrible deaths at the hands of the people they were attempting to convert, and the Jesuits have always had a sort of militant evangelical approach, using unconventional ways and going to places that looked hopeless.