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A Big Heart Open to God (Papal interview - full text))
America Magazine - The National Catholic Review (Jesuit) ^ | September 30, 2013 | Antonio Spadaro, S.J.

Posted on 09/20/2013 9:39:06 AM PDT by Praxeologue

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There are several threads with inaccurate summaries of Pope Francis' words. Two posts to these threads have quoted the Pope's words in context, but these can be overlooked by most.

To cut through the haze of MSM misreporting, Pope Francis' words in context are deserving of a separate thread.

1 posted on 09/20/2013 9:39:07 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Kennard

Having an understanding of Ignatian Spirituality is also helpful.

2 posted on 09/20/2013 9:50:16 AM PDT by rwa265 (Compete well for the faith, lay hold of eternal life (1 Timothy 6))
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To: Kennard


3 posted on 09/20/2013 9:58:52 AM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: rwa265

The MSM is even distorting what Francis said about Ignatian Spirituality:

4 posted on 09/20/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Kennard

The MSM was being extremely fair to Pope Francis! If anything, the \y left some choice quotes out where he attacks pro-lifers, people who value orthodoxy, and more.

Pope Francis is loved by the world. He is certainly not being persecuted by the world on account of Our Lord!

5 posted on 09/20/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by LovedSinner
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To: LovedSinner


Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control


Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.

(“OBSESSION” in defense the unborn baby and opposing abortion, the “most abominable of crimes”, as stated in Vatican II, is not a sin but a virtue, and Pastors of the Church who disparage those who fight for the unborn, are betraying one of the main tenets of the Catholic Church.)

The BBC reported that Pope Francis turned down the red cape with ermine by saying this: “No thank you, Monsignore. You put it on instead. Carnival time is over!”
And he walked into the papal apartments and said “There’s room for 300 people here. I don’t need all this space.”

(ISN’T to brag about your own humility denoting a form of arrogance? Isn’t Pope Francis in fact belittling the virtues of previous Popes?)

Pope Francis: ‘I have never been a right-winger’

By Steve Ahlquist on September 19, 2013

In an almost direct rebuke to critics, including Rhode Island’s own Bishop Thomas Tobin, leader of the Providence Diocese, Pope Francis, in his first extensive interview since being elected to the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has said, we cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.

(SHOULDON’T Bergoglio rather answer that a Pope must be above labels and state firmly and clearly that his duty is to defend unequivocally the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Magisterium of the Church?)

What was the position Bergoglio had then regarding Liberation Theology?

He was completely against it. In fact, as Theology students, we had never studied a single book by, for instance, Gustavo Gutiérrez, one of the founders of Liberation Theology, of by [Leonardo] Boff, or by Paulo Freire, with his studies on an education that is not a cultural “dependency” [of the “imperialistic powers”]. In Philosophy, we had read little, very little, of Heidegger and Kierkegaard, one single chapter of Thus Spoke Zarathustra... Not to mention Marx, Engels, Sartre, Foucault, the Post-Moderns, etc. Nothing that could contradict Catholic doctrine or dogmas. All that under strict orders of Jorge Bergoglio.

(BERGOGLIO was against Liberation Theology… before he was for it. Why, otherwise, Leonardo Boff, the Maryknolls, and all the main advocates of Marxist Liberation Theology, are elated with the new Pope?)

Note, (my commentaries in parentheses)

6 posted on 09/20/2013 12:03:22 PM PDT by Dqban22
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What is so confusing to be is the amount of devout Catholics in denial.

Fr. Barron, Cardinal Dolan, EWTN, many here on FreeRepublic.

They all say something like good on Pope Francis for reaching out to the lost sheep (liberal Catholics) or something like that. But wouldn’t reaching out to the lost sheep include getting them to repent? Pope Francis does not want to judge!

And to think Pope Francis says there are more important things than condemning abortion, which is to say, murder?

7 posted on 09/20/2013 12:15:39 PM PDT by LovedSinner
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