Pope: Catholic Church ‘Obsessed’ With Gay Marriage, Abortion

By | August 30, 2019


(Image source: Wikimedia Commons) BY DANNY MATTESON In his brief six months in the papacy, Pope
Francis has been no stranger to controversy. Now he’s testing the waters again, faulting
the Roman Catholic Church for its focus on gay marriage and abortion. In a wide-ranging 12,000-word interview, his
first extensive sit-down as pope, Francis called the church “obsessed” with the hot-button
issues — going on to warn if it continues its dogmatic stance, it could face collapse.
(Via Catholic News Service) Quoted by The New York Times, he said: “We
have to find a new balance. Otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely
to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” Pope Francis also said he believes the church
should be a “home of all” and not a “small chapel that can hold only a small group of
selected people.” (Via Vatican) The interview with Italian Jesuit magazine
La Civilta Cattolica was originally conducted over three separate meetings in August, and
so far it’s been widely embraced simply for its humanity. One writer for The Washington Post called
it “an extraordinary moment in journalism,” adding: “A palpable profundity and humanness
come through the interview. It also is comprehensible, especially for something that borders on a
papal document.” The co-editors of CNN’s Belief Blog gave some
more specific examples. “Francis said he prays at the dentist’s office
and felt trapped in the Vatican’s traditional papal apartments. … He has a taste for tragic
artists and Italian films and keeps the will of his beloved grandmother in his prayerbook.” There are, of course, those who have criticized
the pope’s views — which many believe don’t align with the church’s teachings. Speaking specifically about abortion, Bishop
Thomas J. Tobin told The Rhode Island Catholic: “It’s one thing for him to reach out and embrace
and kiss little children. … It strikes me that it would also be wonderful if in a spiritual
way he would reach out and embrace and kiss unborn children.” But if Catholics, and the public at large,
are taking issue with the pope’s unorthodox behavior, they’re not showing it. Behavior like washing the feet of a Muslim
girl, eschewing the papal apartments for a Vatican guest house, and signaling a new acceptance
of homosexuality during an impromptu in-flight press conference. (Via New York Daily News,
Fox News Latino, The Guardian) In a week-old study by the Pew Research Center,
some 79 percent of Catholics and 58 percent of the general public said they viewed the
pope in a favorable light. The pope’s interview was released by 16 Jesuit
journals Thursday.

6 thoughts on “Pope: Catholic Church ‘Obsessed’ With Gay Marriage, Abortion

  1. vegacool1 Post author

    Jesuits are in support of this guy. That should be enough information for those who know.

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  2. vegacool1 Post author

    Im not a catholic, but people should beware of Jesuit influences. They were kicked out of several countries for sedition, less than 200 years ago. tragedy usually follows Jesuits.

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  3. Steven Armstrong Post author

    Veg, the Jesuits are a fine and faithful Order of priests and brothers, and serve with distinction, They were expelled from many countries in 1773 because they were teaching South American Native people how to defend themselves against the Spanish and Portuguese Slave Traders. The Bourbons pressured Pope Clement XIV because the Jesuits sided with the common person against the Royalty. Like Jesus.

    It really is a good idea to actually know some factual history before you post comments.

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  4. Edgar Garcia Post author

    Actually the liberal medias keep miss quoting the Pope all the time.  They only take small quotes instead of the whole quote.

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  5. Johann Katzerauski Post author

    Wow. What a gross example of misrepresentation. Cherry picking less than half the message. Pope Francis has Never condoned Homosexuality, nor abortion; he simply encourages The Church to welcome sinners with open arms, as CHRIST Did/Does. Also, he does NOT endorse priests commiting homosexual acts; but believes, along with many catholics that such sexual confusion may be a sign that one is called to Celebacy, and possibly The PriestHood. Get your Facts Straight, Newsy World. 

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