Can Pope Francis Make His Vision A Re...

Can Pope Francis Make His Vision A Reality?

There are 2 comments on the KCEN story from Sep 22, 2013, titled Can Pope Francis Make His Vision A Reality?. In it, KCEN reports that:

Pope Francis has sketched a vision of a Catholic Church that's more welcoming to women, to homosexuals, to divorced and remarried believers, to pretty much everybody - and less invested in the culture wars.

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Stephen Early

Glenmore Park, Australia

#1 Sep 23, 2013
We need to take with a dose of caution the media taking the Popes words out of context. What he said is that the church has already clearly proclaimed her sexual morality teachings and that he, as a son of the church, accepts those teachings.But what he seeks to emphasis is the distinction between the sin, which we always condemn, and the sinner who we always offer compassion, mercy and forgiveness.And there is nothing new to that. Because the church has been confronted with a growing "culture of death" she has had to spend a disproportionate amount of her time combating the new challenges an increasingly strong loss of moral values presents. What the Pope wants to do is to get back to the basics of proclaiming the gospel.
Stephen Early

Glenmore Park, Australia

#2 Sep 23, 2013
I happen to think that the Pope's increasingly ambiguous comments are doing great harm to the church. The Pope is the supreme authoritative teacher of the faith and when the Vicar of Christ is teaching in a way that can be clearly misconstrued is of great concern. I think that Pope Francis's honeymoon period is over , and I detect a rising tide of dissent among many bisops.I am convinced that we need a Pope like Benedict under who we had no doubt whatsoever as to what the teachings of the church are. It is them up to the bishops and priests at the coal face to apply compassion and forgiveness to those who have sinned.

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