Skip to comments.Itís Official: Vatican Says Pope Francis Has not Abolished Sin
Posted on 01/01/2014 10:03:46 AM PST by marshmallow
The Vatican felt compelled on Tuesday to deny that Pope Francis had abolished sin, after a well-known Italian intellectual wrote that he had effectively done so through his words and gestures.
The singular exchange began on Sunday when Eugenio Scalfari, an atheist who writes opinion pieces for the left-leaning La Repubblica newspaper, published an article titled Francis Revolution: He has abolished sin.
Scalfari, who held a long private conversation with the pope earlier this year and wrote about it several times, concluded in the complex, treatise-like article that Francis believed sin effectively no longer existed because Gods mercy and forgiveness were eternal.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told Vatican Radio that this affirmation that the pope has abolished sin was wrong.
Those who really follow the pope daily know how many times he has spoken about sin and our (human) condition as sinners, Lombardi said.
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Unbelievable! But considering the source, probably not, but many will be gullible enough to believe that leftist Italian newspaper and its agenda. MSNBC will love this story and run with it. as well as the NY Slimes.
Hmmm...the usual self-proclaimed atheist who seems to believe he is a reliable source for interpretations of the Pope’s thinking...how many of them have there been now since the new pope took over?
Interestingly, Francis speaks about the need for awareness of sin and the Devil and the need for sacramental confession even more than did his predecessor.
The denial of, or the willful stepping away from, God's Intent and Purpose in our lives.
It is Pride and all it's Children
Our Awareness of His Purpose has been revealed through
1) Natural Law
2) The Torah, Old Testament and New Testament
3) The Prophets
Our Awareness of His Purpose may be further revealed Through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Denial, or the willful stepping away from, of these is Sin, there may be others I'm not aware of
NO ACT of any man may alter this by one Jot or Tittle
Matt 5:18 "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."
I’m so glad they cleared this up before I ran out and sinned all over the place.
Wow! My finger twitches and I double-post...
The Pope does have a way with words, as we pay too much attention to abortion, same sex marriages as well as his comments against capitalism.
LOL. Yes he does. That's pretty good.
More pontificating by atheists and their cohorts in the media.
Someone doesn’t understand the thinking of the Catholic Church.
The MSM will soon make it common knowledge that sin was abolished and I see a TIME cover “Sin is Dead”
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Yes, and in a new article that the 89-year-old atheist Eugenio Scalfari is rumored to be currently working on, we will learn that Pope Francis is considering suspending the law of gravity, so you also better be careful that you don't start floating wildly around the room pretty soon! :-)
(The 89-year-old atheist Eugenio Scalfari sounds like he has bats in his belfry, a whole colony of them!)
We are all enslaved by sin. Period.
Sounds like it’s going to be a fun year!
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The finger muscles on your COBOL side were probably ricocheting wildly back and forth between the "DATA DIVISION" and the "PROCEDURE DIVISION", giving you the old coding/typing shivering heebie-jeebies, causing that kind of infernal, involuntary twitching double-post...
Could be, could be!