Pope Francis Convenes Vatican Synod o...

Pope Francis Convenes Vatican Synod on Family and...

There are 10 comments on the Mother Jones story from Apr 30, 2014, titled Pope Francis Convenes Vatican Synod on Family and.... In it, Mother Jones reports that:

Hmmm. Is Pope Francis about to convene Vatican III? Not quite, but we're getting something along similar lines later this year: On Pope Francis' orders, the Vatican will convene an urgent meeting of senior clerics this fall to reexamine church teachings that touch the most intimate aspects of people's lives....The run-up to the synod has been ... (more)

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Ed Romero

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Apr 30, 2014
I'm surprised Pope Francis has not ended up dead by now. Remember when Pope John Paul the First, said that his first priority was to investigate the Vatican Bank, they sure got rid of him in a hurry, dead in less then 30 days. Be careful what you eat Pope Francis.
maid angela

Great Yarmouth, UK

#3 May 1, 2014
The pope will do well to take notice of Ed Romero's warning. The problem with most religious organizations when dealing with these sort of problems is they generally come with a load of unhelpful baggage in the amount of out of date and ignorance based opinions built into their teaching and advice most of which is best ignored.
Josephvs

Toronto, Canada

#4 May 1, 2014
Ed Romero wrote:
I'm surprised Pope Francis has not ended up dead by now. Remember when Pope John Paul the First, said that his first priority was to investigate the Vatican Bank, they sure got rid of him in a hurry, dead in less then 30 days. Be careful what you eat Pope Francis.
When you say "they" are sugesting that this pope is ANATHEMA?:)
ANONTDH

Johnstown, PA

#5 May 1, 2014
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

Timothy 1:10
The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching
1 Timothy 1:9-11 (in Context) 1 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter)


1 Corinthians 6:9 Don’t you know that unrighteous people will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t delude yourselves — people who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality,
1 Corinthians 6:8-10 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Leviticus 18:22 “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.
Leviticus 18:21-23 (in Context) Leviticus 18 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Leviticus 20:13 “If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.
Leviticus 20:12-14 (in Context) Leviticus 20 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Revelation 22:15 Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Revelatio n 22:14-16 (in Context) Revelation 22 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Deuteronomy 23:18 “No woman of Isra’el is to engage in ritual prostitution, and no man of Isra’el is to engage in ritual homosexual prostitution.
Deuter onomy 23:17-19 (in Context) Deuteronomy 23 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Deuteronomy 23:19 Nothing earned through heterosexual or homosexual prostitution is to be brought into the house of Adonai your God in fulfillment of any vow, for both of these are abhorrent to Adonai your God.
Deuteronomy 23:18-20 (in Context) Deuteronomy 23 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Romans 1-26-32
26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. 32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too
deacon

Bloomfield, CT

#6 May 1, 2014
any horses @#$ can quote Scripture, so few really understand it.
Jason

Jeannette, PA

#7 May 1, 2014
This is not Vatican 3, he just made the architect of Vatican 2 a SAINT. Vatican 2 hasn't even been properly implemented yet, THAT'S what Francis is all about.
Jason

Jeannette, PA

#8 May 1, 2014
This is not Vatican 3; he just canonized the architect of Vatican 2, which hasn't even been properly implemented yet. THAT'S what Francis is about.
Mizzou73

Minneapolis, MN

#9 May 1, 2014
Get rid of our CONVICTED Bishop Robert Finn, of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese. Finn was convicted of FAILING to report child abuse and child porn to police. The priest he protected got 50yrs for his crimes and Bishop Finn refuses to resign! Get this arrogant bishop out of our diocese please!! He has cost us millions.
Mizzou73

Minneapolis, MN

#10 May 1, 2014
Get our CONVICTED Bishop Robert Finn out of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese. Finn FAILED to report child abuse & child porn to police. The priest he protected got 50yrs for his crimes. Finn refuses to resign. Get this arrogant bishop out of our dioceses, he has cost us millions.
Father D

Mystic, CT

#12 May 1, 2014
deacon wrote:
any horses @#$ can quote Scripture, so few really understand it.
Amen to that brother! These bible thumping jackasses give Christianity a black ey for their myopic, fundamentalist ignorance.
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