Then it all happens again a week later.
Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger.
He is confusing most of us.
The one thing I do know is that if he is praised by the WaPo he should maybe rethink what he is doing.
It’s not that he didn’t mean that. It’s that he didn’t *say* that. They say that he said that because that’s what hey what him to say. They’re inferring things from one or two sentences that are obviously wrong if you read more of what he said. The Pope is NOT going to suddenly support abortion, gay marriage or women priests. Libs will try to infer that whenever they can just to rile rank and file Catholics. They’ll ignore it when they find out they’re wrong.
Why do you think the Pope said any of the things the newspapers are breathlessly gushing over? He didn’t say that abortion and homosexuality are ok; he simply said, essentially, that we don’t lead with negatives in evangelization. We all know these things are already considered sins by the Church and we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. He said in the very same interview that he was a son of the Church and accepted everything that the Church teaches.
The press has a vested interest in trying to twist his words, and there’s virtually nothing that he can say that they couldn’t find a way to twist. BXVI didn’t give many interviews, but when he did, remember the time the reporters on the plane announced that he was ok with condoms (because they picked some words out of a complicated moral example he was giving them).
They want to make it look, no matter what, like he agrees with them and they also want to indirectly attack BXVI. They actually liked JPII because he never enforced anything and tolerated a lot of unfortunate things, but BXVI was a real target of the press and their hatred of him is sort of religious equivalent of GW Bush and the Dem party.
You are aware that yesterday, the Vatican directly laicized and excommunicated two “dissident” gay-advocacy priests in various parts of the world, after their bishops had failed to act. And that Cdl. Burke announced that Nancy Pelosi meets the conditions to be denied communion (that is, excommunicated) until she repents and publicly acknowledges her error. I wouldn’t be surprise if Cordileone, supposedly her bishop, carries this out. None of these things would happen without the approval of the Pope.
But I bet you’ll see almost no reporting on these things in the mainstream press.