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Francis Confounds the Associated Press
The Anchoress ^ | 9/20/2013 | Elizabeth Scalia

Posted on 09/20/2013 6:06:04 PM PDT by markomalley

Via Matthew Schmitz’ twitter feed, where he notes a sense of “disorientation.”

I can just hear the mainstream secular press.

WAIT! WHAT? I thought we had a read on this guy! He was gonna shut up about abortion, already! Next day he’s telling doctors not to perform them, and sayin’ each aborted kid has the face of Christ? WHAT? That’s like the WORST THING HE COULD SAY when people are actually listening!

This feels like Charlie Brown and Lucy and the Football! It’s almost like he’s teasing us, like he just wants to get everyone’s attention and then he’s going to sneak stuff like that in there? Don’t play with us, Pope!

But at least he said money is the root of all evil, so, good. We can work with that! He’s a liberation theologian, right? Right? He’s not going to turn around tomorrow and say that God even loves the wealthy is he? He’s not going to say something dumb like Joseph of Arimathea models a wealthy person who uses his riches and influence to further the will of God, or something he is? Don’t TEASE us, Pope! Don’t shake our faith in you! You are the us we’ve been waiting for!!!”



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1 posted on 09/20/2013 6:06:04 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

He is toying with them. He did not “change” church teaching the other day, he just said there are other things to talk about.


2 posted on 09/20/2013 6:15:09 PM PDT by La Lydia
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3 posted on 09/20/2013 6:16:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: La Lydia

I hope so.


4 posted on 09/20/2013 6:17:44 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: markomalley

Aside from all the controversy, why would he ever have to tell Catholic gynecologists not to perform abortions? Is he implying that some do? Are things this bad?


5 posted on 09/20/2013 6:20:47 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

Back to the controversial stuff, I feel that the mainstream church has already “fallen like a house of cards” and it isn’t because homilies overemphasized pro-life and marriage issues. Just the opposite.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 6:23:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: La Lydia

And he said that we can approach evangelizing the wayward people (homosexuals, those who have had an abortion) with care, love and kindness and invite them back to the church.

It was really about evangelization!


7 posted on 09/20/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: steve86

No, things are not that bad. But he had to make a statement and he chose that venue.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 6:46:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

The Bible does not say money is not the root of all evil. The love of them is.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 6:46:13 PM PDT by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame better than Christian churches do...)
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To: paudio

Ugh... does not say money is the root of all evil.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 6:47:12 PM PDT by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame better than Christian churches do...)
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To: paudio
The Bible does not say money is not the root of all evil. The love of them is.

You do realize that Elizabeth was mocking the MSM...once again getting the message wrong...

The Holy Father's actual message today: Pope warns love of money is root of all evil.

Glad you agree with the Holy Father.

11 posted on 09/20/2013 6:53:12 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: paudio
The Bible does not say money is not the root of all evil. The love of them is.

Apparently, that's what the Pope said, too.

12 posted on 09/20/2013 6:55:00 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: markomalley

The MSM and Progressives read what they wanted to hear not what was said. What they wanted to hear was that the Pope admitted he and the church were wrong and that queers and baby killers were OK with him.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 6:57:53 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Excessive numbers of coincidences are known as patterns.)
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To: Salvation
we can approach evangelizing the wayward people (homosexuals, those who have had an abortion) with care, love and kindness and invite them back to the church.

I would think that was possible on an individual basis all along without watering down the Mass or saying things that embolden the non-repentant homosexuals, abortion advocates and atheists.

14 posted on 09/20/2013 7:03:30 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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why would he ever have to tell Catholic gynecologists not to perform abortions? Is he implying that some do? Are things this bad?

There are many people who identify as Catholic who do bad things and have never been told not to.

15 posted on 09/20/2013 7:50:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (John 15:19)
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