Skip to comments.Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation
Posted on 12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST by NYer
The Pope is “shocked” by Malta’s Civil Unions Bill, which will allow gay couples to adopt children, Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna has told The Sunday Times of Malta.
Defending his decision to use his Christmas homily to reiterate that a family had to be built around a man and a woman, Mgr Scicluna said he had aired these concerns with Pope Francis when he met him on December 12.
“We discussed many aspects...and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to adopt] he encouraged me to speak out," Bishop Scicluna said.
Even when one moves the pope from the papal apartments to the Sancta Martha House, his life remains insulated from all that is happening in the world.
wait until he finds out that Kalipornia and probably Massataxes allows “tranny” boys into girls showers and likely the same motel rooms on overnight trips.
Okay, then I guess we can expect His Holiness to be leading the charge in defense of the family in 2014? Or can we expect more of the ‘who am I to judge?’ sort of comments that so endear him to the media?
Didn’t he say once, “Who am I to judge?”
My interpretation of the Pope’s previous comments on homosexuality “shock” me as to this attitude concerning gay adoption. I sure hope we are losing something inthe translation.
Out’s “Man of the Year”....
‘Defending his decision to use his Christmas homily to reiterate that a family had to be built around a man and a woman,’
Why aren’t OUR(US) Bishops/Cardinals engaging in similar homilies?
I’ll answer my own question: Cha-Ching
(For the record, I’m a Roman Catholic quite disgusted with the Church leadership with no intention of leaving the Church.)
Did you read Francis’ Christmas message?????
What a dud.
I think he’s shocked because Malta is 99% Catholic, AFAIK.
Hey Pope Francis come to California we have that
Good possiblty we going legalize Hippie lettuce after 2014 mid term elections
as if Kalipornia wasn’t bad enough as it is
Well we thinking about it RIGHT NOW no word yet if we are
There is movement get in 2014 or 16 intintive to legalize Cali weed
Trust me we would
Kali would legalize pedophilia if it came up for a vote.
Is he just now figuring out why the dude before him quit?
Every child needs a MOTHER and a FATHER!!!!!
The problem is this: As stated previously, these guys are so insulated from the outside happenings that the ball is past the plate, the horses are out of the barn, the cats are out of the bags before they recognize there is a problem.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful to join him sprititually in prayer for the upcoming Concistory and for the next Synod of Bishops which will focus on the theme of the Family.
Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family on this first Sunday after Christmas, the Pope entrusted the work of the bishops to Jesus, Mary and Joseph and recited this prayer: Read More
Your understanding of this comment, it seems, comes from how the msm projected those words. The reality of its meaning, OTOH, is quite different. The pope does not stand in judgement of anyone ... that is reserved for God, alone. The statement had nothing to do with gay adoptions.
?? To which comment are you referring?
I presume he means “who am I to judge?”
No, no, no, you don’t know what the Pope said by reading his words. To know what he meant you have to read one of the many “what the Pope really said” threads here on FR. It is there you will find that he is not really a social justice practitioner but really a conservative Pope whose comments the MSM cherry pick to make it appear that he supports statism.
Hey, I’m not insulated from this stuff and I’m, not so much shocked, but definitely going “Society, go home. You’re drunk.”
Yep, we have to wait for the retranslation and reinterpretation threads.
Isn’t it interesting that we never had to have Benedict’s words re-translated from a mistranslation? His quote from Manuel II Paleologus about islam left no doubt in the MSM’s interpretation of what was meant.
Francis, on the other hand....
Pope Francis says its ‘not necessary’ for church to speak about gay marriage, abortion all the time
Ed Zackery. I sometimes think I indulge in nostalgia when I remember JPII being clear and consice. Good to know that others remember things the way I do.