PopeWatch: Controversy

 

VATICAN-POPE-AUDIENCE

 

That we live in deeply silly times is confirmed unintentionally by Time Magazine:

 

Pope Francis caused quite a stir on Monday with a statement that was criticized as a rolling back of his much lauded attempts to make the Catholic Church more inclusive of the LGBT community.

“Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother,” said the Pope during a speech at the Complementarity of Man and Woman conference in Rome.

Go here to read the rest.  It is a deeply controversial statement in the la la land inhabited by Time Magazine for a Pope to state the obvious:   that a child needs a mother and a father.  We live in a deeply dishonest time where games of  politically correct “Let’s Pretend” are thought to trump human biology.  This would all be funny if the impact of such flights into the absurd were not so pernicious and if there were not powerful forces within and without the government constantly pushing this madness.

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5 Comments

  1. Matthew 5:37; “But let your speech be yea, yea: no,no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.”

    Clarity of heart is pleasing to behold. Example St. Pope John Paul II.
    I must admit that I’m struggling to behold Pope Francis’ heart. I want to and I have remained faithful in praying for him. The clarity of his actions words and intent lead me to believe that his heart is cloudy. Glimpses of truth at best.

  2. Almost simultaneously with this pronouncement, the Holy Father also made some eloquent criticisms of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, and euthanasia. I haven’t seem any comment on this in Pope Watch or in the other “conservative” (for want of a better term) Catholic blogs that I’ve looked at.

    I wonder if, having purged Cardinal Burke, the Holy Father hasn’t taken to heart the admonition that he might begin to speak more clearly on the truths of the Church’s moral teaching.

    But the Pope’s fans need not worry that he’s lost his form: in recent days (according to Vatican Insider) he has opined that Christians tend to be “lukewarm, comfortable, . . . concerned with appearances”; they “live in a cocoon of privilege” and “ignore the needs of the poor.”

  3. “Almost simultaneously with this pronouncement, the Holy Father also made some eloquent criticisms of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, and euthanasia. I haven’t seem any comment on this in Pope Watch or in the other “conservative” (for want of a better term) Catholic blogs that I’ve looked at. ”

    You must not have been looking very hard:

    https://www.the-american-catholic.com/2014/11/17/popewatch-think-hard-about-this/

  4. Donald McClarey: “This would all be funny if the impact of such flights into the absurd were not so pernicious and if there were not powerful forces within and without the government constantly pushing this madness.”
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    Extremely well said. Please accept my compliment.
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    All people come into the world through a mother and a father, even those who are being programmed as three parent children. Government is sanctifying incompatibility and legislating absurdity. The Emperor’s New Clothes have holes in the back so the devil can see where he is going.

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