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Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation
Times of Malta ^ | December 29, 2013

Posted on 12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST by NYer

File photo of another meeting between Pope Francis and Bishop Scicluna.

File photo of another meeting between Pope Francis and Bishop Scicluna.

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.



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: adoptions; homosexualadoption; homosexualadoptions; homosexualagenda; popefrances; popefrancis; samesexadoptions; sin

1 posted on 12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

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.


2 posted on 12/30/2013 2:46:37 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

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.


3 posted on 12/30/2013 2:48:42 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: NYer

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?


4 posted on 12/30/2013 2:56:15 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: NYer

Didn’t he say once, “Who am I to judge?”


5 posted on 12/30/2013 2:56:23 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: NYer

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.


6 posted on 12/30/2013 2:56:58 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: NYer

Out’s “Man of the Year”....


7 posted on 12/30/2013 2:58:14 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: NYer

‘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.)


8 posted on 12/30/2013 3:01:22 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Did you read Francis’ Christmas message?????

What a dud.


9 posted on 12/30/2013 3:08:35 PM PST by piusv
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To: NYer

I think he’s shocked because Malta is 99% Catholic, AFAIK.


10 posted on 12/30/2013 3:09:39 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GeronL

Hey Pope Francis come to California we have that

Good possiblty we going legalize Hippie lettuce after 2014 mid term elections


11 posted on 12/30/2013 3:10:35 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

as if Kalipornia wasn’t bad enough as it is


12 posted on 12/30/2013 3:18:40 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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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.


13 posted on 12/30/2013 3:19:09 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: GeronL

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


14 posted on 12/30/2013 3:22:31 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Kali would legalize pedophilia if it came up for a vote.


15 posted on 12/30/2013 3:24:21 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: NYer

Is he just now figuring out why the dude before him quit?
Dude!!


16 posted on 12/30/2013 3:25:31 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: NYer

Every child needs a MOTHER and a FATHER!!!!!


17 posted on 12/30/2013 3:39:19 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

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.


18 posted on 12/30/2013 3:49:22 PM PST by Parmy
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To: irishjuggler
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?

(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

19 posted on 12/30/2013 3:57:10 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: Lou L
Didn’t he say once, “Who am I to judge?”

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.

20 posted on 12/30/2013 4:00:18 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: Cyman
My interpretation of the Pope’s previous comments on homosexuality “shock” me as to this attitude concerning gay adoption.

?? To which comment are you referring?

21 posted on 12/30/2013 4:01:12 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

I presume he means “who am I to judge?”


22 posted on 12/30/2013 4:03:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

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.


23 posted on 12/30/2013 4:28:06 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: NYer

Hey, I’m not insulated from this stuff and I’m, not so much shocked, but definitely going “Society, go home. You’re drunk.”


24 posted on 12/30/2013 4:32:38 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

lol.

Yep, we have to wait for the retranslation and reinterpretation threads.


25 posted on 12/30/2013 4:40:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

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....


26 posted on 12/30/2013 5:08:39 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: NYer

Pope Francis says its ‘not necessary’ for church to speak about gay marriage, abortion all the time

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/19/pope-francis-says-its-not-necessary-for-church-to-speak-about-gay-marriage/


27 posted on 12/30/2013 6:43:45 PM PST by Coleus
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

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.


28 posted on 12/31/2013 9:06:53 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: NYer
Why? Who" is he to judge?"
29 posted on 12/31/2013 11:06:00 AM PST by RnMomof7
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