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To: seeker41
From the interview of Pope Francis Pope:

“The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old."

From Cardinal Ratzinger:

"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the -application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia" (WRHC 3).

I want BXVI back.

14 posted on 10/09/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Brian Kopp DPM
I want BXVI back.
*smiles* He certainly was easier to understand, as is noted in your quoted commentary.

I think in doing what he "wants" to do, rather than going with the program as is expected by the multitudes, Pope Francis is being selfish. But who knows? Maybe there's a rhyme and reason for it all; I do like his emphasis on prayer.
33 posted on 10/09/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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