Catholics React to Pope Remarks on Gays, Abortion

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Catholics around the globe are reacting mostly positively to Pope Francis' recent remarks that the church has become too focused on "small-minded rules" on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives.

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Francesco is confusing many good and faithful Catholics with his 'new morality'.
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Pope Francis stated in his most in-depth interview thus far on the Roman Catholic Church, published Thursday, that he affirms the social views of the Church, including on homosexuality and abortion, but believes that other issues should also gain focus.

Francis told interviewer, the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica, that he did not believe the Church should only focus and speak on hot-button issues. "We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible," said the Pontiff in the recently published interview.

"I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context."

The Pontiff said that he affirmed the views of the Church regarding the social issues, identifying himself as "a son of the Church." "The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time," he said.

Francis said in the interview that the catechism, or the Roman Catholic Church's official doctrine book, condemns homosexual acts, but he called on the Church to love gays and lesbians, who "must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity."

In a much quoted sentence from the interview, Francis said, "Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spirtually in the life of a person."
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The Pope is right,..may this message be read over and over by so many Hypocrites in our Church who want to appear "HOLIER THAN THE POPE" in their actions.
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The Catholic Church and her faithfuls should discuss these:

"That all priests do not practice all the virtues, that some have fallen into the grave and scandalous error, is a fact which no serious person could deny. From the earliest days priests have been guilty even of heresy, indeed, all the heresies of Christendom have been started and promoted by priests..."

Reference:(Whereon To Stand: What Catholics Believe And Why, pp. 240-241)

It is clear from the Catholic book that priests do not practice virtues but grave and scandalous immoralities including heresy, and all the heresies of Christendom have been started and promoted by priests!!!

Now, let us examine the "VICARIVS FILII DEI" whose number is equal to the dreaded 666 in the Book of Revelation!!! What kind of characters do they have???

"On October 30, 1501, Burchard described a dinner in the apartment of Caesar in the Vatican at which fifty naked Roman harlots chased chestnuts that were scattered over the floor, while Pope Alexander (VI) and Lucrezia looked on with amusement."

Reference:(Paul Williams, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Catholic Church But Were Afraid to Ask For Fear of Excommunication. New York: Doubleday, 1989, p.19)

It is unbelievable that a Roman Catholic pope would make young Roman Catholic prosties dance naked in the presence of a lover outside of the bondage of marriage!!!

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Info wrote:
Francesco is confusing many good and faithful Catholics with his 'new morality'.
Info,

The apostasy of the Roman Catholic Church is a continuing process even in this time of "Kiko"!!! The "VICARIVS FILII DEI" does not know where to go and so do the faithfuls of the landgrabbing Vatican!!!

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molodye wrote:
I am afraid that is true.
molodye,

All Catholic popes and priests are confusing!!! They do not even understand what they are teaching:

"The Trinity is a wonderful mystery. No one understands it. The most learned theologian, the holiest Pope, the greatest saint, all are as mystified by it as a child of seven."

Reference:[Martin J. Scott, S.J., God and Myself, Nhil Obstat: Arthurus J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Imprimatur: Joannes Cardinalis Farley (P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1917), pp. 118-119.]

Teaching something that you could not understand is the height of abnormality and stupidity!!!

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ELIAS IBARRA wrote:
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Info,
The apostasy of the Roman Catholic Church is a continuing process even in this time of "Kiko"!!! The "VICARIVS FILII DEI" does not know where to go and so do the faithfuls of the landgrabbing Vatican!!!
Real Elias Ibarra
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Is this a Joke???

MAISINGIT lang ang APOSTASY...

INC GOAL

1st Goal: Attack the catholic church
2nd Goal: To Inject the False Doctrine of Apostasy.
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israelNOTpinas wrote:
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Is this a Joke???
MAISINGIT lang ang APOSTASY...
INC GOAL
1st Goal: Attack the catholic church
2nd Goal: To Inject the False Doctrine of Apostasy.
IsraelNotpinas,

Even the Protestant cults believe in the apostasy!!! They even think that Protestantism is the restored first-century Christian Church which turned away from the true faith!!!

May sayad ka at sobra ang kamangmangan mo sa kasaysayan!!! Bumalik ka sa kindergarten ng mga walang muwang!!!

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The lung of the present Catholic pope produces nothing but addtional heresies and apostate doctrines hidden in theatrics and antics!!!

Time to get out from the crumbling belief undergoing the so-called "Great Religious Recession" befere her excreta comes exploding and smearing your face and which will show you nakedly that you are to be condemned because of hardheadedness!!!

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ELIAS IBARRA wrote:
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IsraelNotpinas,
Even the Protestant cults believe in the apostasy!!! They even think that Protestantism is the restored first-century Christian Church which turned away from the true faith!!!
May sayad ka at sobra ang kamangmangan mo sa kasaysayan!!! Bumalik ka sa kindergarten ng mga walang muwang!!!
Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
Saan MO na naman NAPULOT yan???

Kung Protestant ang Tingin mo sa Mormonism at Jehovahs Witness
na INC CULT Siblings...

You are Indeed Brainwashed...
To MUCH Pasugo Toilet paper made you a Retard marine Bisaya...

Study the 95 Theses... Martin Luther ONLY wants Reform... He wants CHANGE but God Moves in a Victorious Way of Abolishing religious belief and BRING Back the Spirit of RELATIONSHIP...

Father and Son... NOT Minister and member...

NOT God - Mary - Jesus
NOT God - Felix - Jesus

We can COME Directly to our Abba Father!!!
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The Catholic Church and her faithfuls should discuss these:
"That all priests do not practice all the virtues, that some have fallen into the grave and scandalous error, is a fact which no serious person could deny. From the earliest days priests have been guilty even of heresy, indeed, all the heresies of Christendom have been started and promoted by priests..."
Reference:(Whereon To Stand: What Catholics Believe And Why, pp. 240-241)
It is clear from the Catholic book that priests do not practice virtues but grave and scandalous immoralities including heresy, and all the heresies of Christendom have been started and promoted by priests!!!

Now, let us examine the "VICARIVS FILII DEI" whose number is equal to the dreaded 666 in the Book of Revelation!!! What kind of characters do they have???
"On October 30, 1501, Burchard described a dinner in the apartment of Caesar in the Vatican at which fifty naked Roman harlots chased chestnuts that were scattered over the floor, while Pope Alexander (VI) and Lucrezia looked on with amusement."
Reference:(Paul Williams, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Catholic Church But Were Afraid to Ask For Fear of Excommunication. New York: Doubleday, 1989, p.19)
It is unbelievable that a Roman Catholic pope would make young Roman Catholic prosties dance naked in the presence of a lover outside of the bondage of marriage!!!
Real Elias Ibarra
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Whenever I hear people speak of the "evil number" 666, they only come across as stupidly superstitious.
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israelNOTpinas wrote:
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Saan MO na naman NAPULOT yan???
Kung Protestant ang Tingin mo sa Mormonism at Jehovahs Witness
na INC CULT Siblings...
You are Indeed Brainwashed...
To MUCH Pasugo Toilet paper made you a Retard marine Bisaya...
Study the 95 Theses... Martin Luther ONLY wants Reform... He wants CHANGE but God Moves in a Victorious Way of Abolishing religious belief and BRING Back the Spirit of RELATIONSHIP...
Father and Son... NOT Minister and member...
NOT God - Mary - Jesus
NOT God - Felix - Jesus
We can COME Directly to our Abba Father!!!
IsraelNOTpinas,

I never said that Mormonism and the Jehovah Witnesses are Protestants!!! I only said that Protestants believe in the apostasy!!! They think that they are the reformed Christian Church!!! But it is far from the truth!!! None of them is God's messenger!!! And Martin Luther never established a religion but wanted only to reform the Catholic Church!!!

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israelNOTpinas wrote:
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We can COME Directly to our Abba Father!!!
IsraelNOTpinas,

You are wrong and lying!!! You cannot go directly to the Almighty Father!!! For there is a Mediator between God and man:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." (1 Tim. 2:5, KJV)

"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." (John 14:6, NIV)

You are a spurious Protestant "Born-again" cult "colossal racketeer"!!! And with a very low I.Q. at that!!!

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I DON'T KNOW A LOT BUT ONLY SOME OF THE BIBLE. BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT THIS ELIAS IBARRA GUY HAS SOME TWISTED BELIEFS AND USING SCRIPTURE INAPPROPRIATELY.
BUT IT IS NICE I LEARN A LOT JUST IN CASE I MEET UP WITH THESE PEOPLE.
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What's wrong with Pope Francis? I agree with him, I'm tired of hearing all the talk of abortion, gays, etc. There is alot more to this world than a few subjects. Everyone knows the church's standing on these subjects. Lets move on to other things, like obeying the 10 commandments, living as though Jesus was (and is)standing right next to us.
He didn't say anything twisted or changed his views on these social subjects. Get a life and praise our creator.
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What's wrong with Pope Francis? I agree with him, I'm tired of hearing all the talk of abortion, gays, etc. There is alot more to this world than a few subjects. Everyone knows the church's standing on these subjects. Lets move on to other things, like obeying the 10 commandments, living as though Jesus was (and is)standing right next to us.
He didn't say anything twisted or changed his views on these social subjects. Get a life and praise our creator.
.....AGREE..It is persons like dhis Sherilyn..who DWELL on this ..over and over....LIFE is much BIGGER...eh
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PERVERT MANALO wrote:
I DON'T KNOW A LOT BUT ONLY SOME OF THE BIBLE. BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT THIS ELIAS IBARRA GUY HAS SOME TWISTED BELIEFS AND USING SCRIPTURE INAPPROPRIATELY.
BUT IT IS NICE I LEARN A LOT JUST IN CASE I MEET UP WITH THESE PEOPLE.
American Pervert,

You can only rant but all of your pagan Western cults are always put to shame and ignominious defeat by the Iglesia ni Cristo ministers!!!

Try hard in coaxing them to verbally wrangle with the Iglesia ni Cristo ministers!!! Tell them not to scamper away to the morass of abject shame and defeat!!!

Dare???

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SHYKORA paul arts wrote:
<quoted text>.....AGREE..It is persons like dhis Sherilyn..who DWELL on this ..over and over....LIFE is much BIGGER...eh
Paul, you don't even know me. You just might be surprised; YOU are the one who dwells, constantly...on ME. Give that attention to God.
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Sherlayne, You are a nice, normal person. Just say a Hail Mary for paul. We have to move on to other things, as I often say, "I have bigger fish to fry".
I'd like to hear other things from Pope Francis, like spiritual stuff. If Pope keeps harping on same stuff, people will get tired of hearing and turn away.
It will take people time to change their attitude towards gays.
Don't dwell on negative things people say about you. When one lives right,people will see how you are they won't believe that negativity. Remember, action speaks louder than words.
take care girlfriend...
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israelNOTpinas wrote:
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Saan MO na naman NAPULOT yan???
Kung Protestant ang Tingin mo sa Mormonism at Jehovahs Witness
na INC CULT Siblings...
You are Indeed Brainwashed...
To MUCH Pasugo Toilet paper made you a Retard marine Bisaya...
Study the 95 Theses... Martin Luther ONLY wants Reform... He wants CHANGE but God Moves in a Victorious Way of Abolishing religious belief and BRING Back the Spirit of RELATIONSHIP...
Father and Son... NOT Minister and member...
NOT God - Mary - Jesus
NOT God - Felix - Jesus
We can COME Directly to our Abba Father!!!
IsraelNOTpinas,

Yes, Martin Luther wanted only reform in the Catholic Church but she remained dysfunctional!!! Catholicism never changed!!! Then Protestantism came into view on the idea that it is the Reformed Church!!! Martin Luther though never established a church!!!

But the so-called Protestantism appeared with so many denominations and sects with varied and conflicting doctrines!!! It is not therefore the reformed Church but the Daughter of the Great Harlot!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

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