Thursday, September 19, 2013

 
POPE FRANCIS RESTORES THE MESSAGE,
AND ANGERS THOSE WHO SEEK TO JUDGE

"The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules," Francis said. "The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all."

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But he continued: "A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?'"

"We must always consider the person. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing."

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"The admonition will especially resonate in the United States, where some bishops have already publicly voiced dismay that Francis hasn't hammered home church teaching on abortion, contraception and homosexuality — areas of the culture wars where U.S. bishops often put themselves on the front lines. U.S. bishops were behind Benedict's crackdown on American nuns, who were accused of letting doctrine take a backseat to their social justice work caring for the poor — precisely the priority that Francis is endorsing."

Source:  Yahoo News

While Pope Francis' position may anger those who live to judge, I believe it will bring many back to the church.  This is a message the young can live with.  In time I believe he will be remembered for bringing about a Renaissance to the Catholic Church.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

sounds like he actually listens to what Jesus says when he is being tested by the Pharases in the Catholic mass readings each week.

Anonymous said...

sounds like he actually listens to what Jesus says when he is being tested by the Pharases in the Catholic mass readings each week.

Anonymous said...

I love that we finally have a pope who sees that we need to change. For a long time, I didn't want to consider myself a catholic because of the close mindedness of the religion.

BobbyWC said...

If I were Catholic I would become a Jesuit priest. The American press is so ignorant that they are shocked to hear Pope Francis say he was never a right-winger - really? The Jesuits are known to be extremely on the left which is why they have been tied to so many revolutionary movements in Central America

It blows my mind how little the American Press knows about anything

Bobby WC