Skip to comments.Francis Confounds the Associated Press
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!!!”
He is toying with them. He did not “change” church teaching the other day, he just said there are other things to talk about.
I hope so.
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?
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.
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!
No, things are not that bad. But he had to make a statement and he chose that venue.
The Bible does not say money is not the root of all evil. The love of them is.
Ugh... does not say money is the root of all evil.
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.
Apparently, that's what the Pope said, too.
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.
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.
There are many people who identify as Catholic who do bad things and have never been told not to.