I wonder if the author is informed when he includes abortion on the same level with homosexuals and contraception and implicitly concludes that the Pope will change church doctrine concerning all three in what we might call a libertarian direction. I cannot understand how the test which the Pope applies, which is how God sees a person apart from the sin, can be invoked-nor do I suggest the Pope would invokesuch a test-to condone abortion.
It would be an abandonment of the very principle His Holiness endorses to condone the murder of an unborn child. The distinction, of course, is to look for a victim and where none exists to refrain from invoking the power of the state to control the behavior. That means that homosexuality and contraception are not fit subjects for governments to control.
It seems, although it is not clear, that the pope regards them as unfit subjects for the church to denounce. Whether that means that the church will condone them is another matter. My interest, as I noted above, is how the church's position impinges on my political life.
RE: It seems, although it is not clear, that the pope regards them as unfit subjects for the church to denounce.
I wonder why homosexuality and abortion are unfit to denounce.
The logic seems simple enough -— The church believes in the Bible as God’s word, God’s word condemns both homosexuality AND murder. Therefore, what follows for the church ??
It is right to say “Neither do I condemn you” (John 8:11)... but if the church stops there and ignore the next statement, then it is not preaching the complete Gospel.