Is the Pope Catholic
You Decide

Hickory, NC

#1 Dec 2, 2013
HOMOSEXUALITY
Instead of saying that homosexuality is “an intrinsic moral evil,” as did his predecessor Benedict XVI, Francis responded to a reporter’s question,“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

ATHEISTS
You ask me if the God of Christians forgives one who doesn’t believe and doesn’t seek the faith. Premise that – and it’s the fundamental thing – the mercy of God has no limits if one turns to him with a sincere and contrite heart; the question for one who doesn’t believe in God lies in obeying one’s conscience. Sin, also for those who don’t have faith, exists when one goes against one’s conscience. To listen to and obey it means, in fact, to decide in face of what is perceived as good or evil. And on this decision pivots the goodness or malice of our action.”

SOCIALIST
"I encourage financial experts and political leaders to ponder the words of one of the sages of antiquity:`Not to share one’s wealth with the poor is to steal from them and to take away their livelihood. It is not our own goods which we hold, but theirs,'" said Francis, quoting the fifth-century St. John Chrysostom.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#2 Dec 2, 2013
If the Pope is the representative of God on earth, and is deemed to be 'infallable' in his proclamations to the church DIRECTLY FROM GOD, certainly then God must change his mind on a regular basis.

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#3 Dec 2, 2013
The Pope is a Scumbag!
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#4 Dec 2, 2013
GV4L wrote:
The Pope is a Scumbag!
Maybe, but I have not had the pleasure of personally knowing him. Is he a Republican?
whoknows

Talladega, AL

#5 Dec 7, 2013
Why do u ask if he's catholic you got a little boy for him for christmas
Times Man of the year

Hickory, NC

#7 Dec 11, 2013
With a focus on compassion, the leader of the Catholic Church has become a new voice of conscience. Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs explains why Francis is TIME's choice for Person of the Year 2013
When a liberal rag like Time Magazine picks the Pope as Man of the year you know there’s a problem.
The same Time Magazine that declared that GOD is dead in April of 1966.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#8 Dec 14, 2013
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When a liberal rag like Time Magazine picks the Pope as Man of the year you know there’s a problem.
The same Time Magazine that declared that GOD is dead in April of 1966.
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Also, the same Time Magazine that declared JFK is dead in November of 1963.

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#9 Dec 14, 2013
Obamacare seems to be dead also, maybe Time can do an article on that as well.

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#10 Dec 14, 2013
The changes in the Catholic church are inevitable, and predicted.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#11 Dec 14, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
Obamacare seems to be dead also, maybe Time can do an article on that as well.
Unfortunately, there are many people who would like to see this happen.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#12 Dec 14, 2013
Times Man of the year wrote:
With a focus on compassion, the leader of the Catholic Church has become a new voice of conscience. Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs explains why Francis is TIME's choice for Person of the Year 2013
When a liberal rag like Time Magazine picks the Pope as Man of the year you know there’s a problem.
The same Time Magazine that declared that GOD is dead in April of 1966.
Let's get this straight. In that edition of Time Magazine from April of 1966, they did not declare that God is dead. The article was concerned with Theolgians of the time's struggle with presenting the idea of God to an ever increasing secular society. Many people just read the cover and never read the article. You must have been on of those people.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#13 Dec 14, 2013
Sorry, "You must have been ONE of those people"

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#14 Dec 14, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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Unfortunately, there are many people who would like to see this happen.
Regardless of our desires, what will happen, will happen.

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#15 Dec 14, 2013
State I am a believer.But, not in people.Does that make me a cynic, or merely a realist?
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#16 Dec 14, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
State I am a believer.But, not in people.Does that make me a cynic, or merely a realist?
We are all created in the image of God. What we choose to do with that gift varies from person to person. It gives you a choice to decide in regard to those who do nothing with the gifts as either a cynic or a realist i.e., a cynical realist! I respect the Pope, but not being Catholic, I do not view him as God's spokesman on earth.

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#17 Dec 14, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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We are all created in the image of God. What we choose to do with that gift varies from person to person. It gives you a choice to decide in regard to those who do nothing with the gifts as either a cynic or a realist i.e., a cynical realist! I respect the Pope, but not being Catholic, I do not view him as God's spokesman on earth.
Ditto.

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