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  • Pope Francis: Church could support civil unions

    03/05/2014 2:19:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/05/2014 | By Daniel Burke
    Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage on Wednesday, but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil unions. The Pope reiterated the church's longstanding teaching that "marriage is between a man and a woman." However, he said, "We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety." States, for instance, justify civil unions as a way to provide economic security to cohabitating couples, the Pope said in a wide-ranging interview published Wednesday in Corriere della Sera, an Italian daily. State-sanctioned unions are thus driven by the need to...
  • Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation

    12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | December 29, 2013
    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...
  • "Lies! I Was Cheated" -- Pope Francis' Daring Statement About Mary

    "The Gospel tells us nothing: if she said a word or not ... She was quiet, but in her heart - how much she said to the Lord! 'You told me then - that's what we have read - that He will be great. You told me that You would give him the throne of his father David, that he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. And now I see Him there!' The Blessed Mother was human! And perhaps she would have wanted to say, 'lies! I have been cheated!'.
  • Cardinal Kasper says Church will soon give Communion to divorced, remarried Catholics

    12/22/2013 7:46:05 AM PST · by cutofyourjib · 43 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Fri Dec 20 | Hilary White
    Despite a recent strongly worded clarification from Rome, confusion is continuing to be stirred up over the Catholic Churchs practice of refusing Communion to those who are divorced and remarried. A prominent curial cardinal, and favorite of Pope Francis, has defied the Vaticans doctrinal office, saying that he expects a change. Cardinal Walter Kasper has said bluntly, and in direct opposition to the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), that the rules will shortly be changed to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to be admitted to Holy Communion.
  • Gay Rights Mag Names Pope Francis 'Person of the Year' Despite Same-Sex Marriage Stance

    12/17/2013 6:17:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A leading lifestyle magazine that promotes gay rights and same-sex marriage has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year. The December issue of The Advocate features Pope Francis with a NO H8 message photoshopped on his right cheek. Next to his photo is a quote from the popes interview with reporters in July, while en route from Brazil to Rome. If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge? the pontiff told reporters. Pope Francis, who opposes same-sex marriage and vehemently fought its passage while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires,...
  • Pope: the persecution of Christians tells us that Christs victory "is near

    11/28/2013 6:42:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/28/2013
    The persecution of Christians tells us that Christ's over evil "is near", over "worldly powers " for whom religion is a "private matter " and who forbid worship of God. At Mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke of the final struggle between God and Evil, which the end of year liturgy offers us in these days.Vatican Radio reports that the Pope spoke of a great danger: "universal temptation ." The temptation to give in to the lure of those who want to defeat God, have the better of those who believe in Him. But he who...
  • Pope urges mutual respect for Christians, Muslims

    08/03/2013 8:53:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    France 24 ^ | 08/02/2013 | (AFP/News Wires)
    Pope Francis called on Friday for mutual respect between Christianity and Islam and an end to unfair criticism in a personal message congratulating Muslims on the feast of Eid al-Fitr. We are called to respect the religion of the other, its teachings, its symbols, its values, he said in a statement distributed by the Vatican press office.
  • Pope Francis says atheists can be 'allies' for the church

    03/21/2013 7:01:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Alessandro Speciale
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis extended a hand to those who don't belong to any religion, urging them on Wednesday to work with believers to build peace and protect the environment. In his first ecumenical meeting, the new pope greeted representatives from Christian churches and other religions, including Jewish and Muslim leaders, who had come to Rome to attend his inaugural Mass on Tuesday. Francis said that he intends to follow "on the path of ecumenical dialogue" set for the Roman Catholic Church by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). But he also reached out to those who don't belong "to...