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(Newser) – More unexpected comments about homosexuality from Pope Francis: In a new interview with a Jesuit journal, he says the church cannot "interfere spiritually" in the lives of gays and lesbians, CNN reports. He's gotten letters from gays and lesbians who felt "socially wounded" by the church, "but the church does not want to do this," the pope said. Yes, the catechism condemns homosexuality, but gays and lesbians must still be "accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity," he continued. "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 spiritually in the life of a person." More:
From the BBC report.
Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church is too focused on preaching about abortion, gay people and contraception and needs to become more merciful.
He warned that the Church's moral structure could "fall like a house of cards" unless it changed.
Reading on I think this guy rocks
Even though I do not follow any religion nor believe in the teachings I think this guy is going to make the world a better place.
Carry on Pope Dude I just hope the faithful and everyone else takes note of your message that we should all accept each other and let the big guy/girl/it (If exists) take care of it all after we pop our clogs.edit on 19-9-2013 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)
What a surprise this thread...
The secular, relativist, liberal media are applauding Pope Francis on Church teachings again? But, but, they do not believe or follow Our Lord's teachings. Pope Francis is Christ's Vicar (representative) on earth.
Pope Francis repeats and repeats, love the sinner, not the sin (grave (mortal) sins in this case).
Brief and well explained....
"The Holy Father, in that very interview, said that Church teachings are clear -- and I doubt there is a single soul on earth with an IQ of at least 90 who doesn't know exactly what the Church teaches about killing kids, and homosexual acts. I don't see any reason for him to go out on the balcony every single day and say "Homosexuality is not a sin, it's a disorder. Acting on homosexual impulses is sinful. Abortion is a sin." We all know that and so does everyone else, and repeating it every time he opens his mouth won't help anyone or teach anyone anything. Again, in that very interview, the Holy Father said that Church teachings are clear -- and he never said or even hinted at the idea that they've changed (which they can NOT)."
As Jayne intimated, the media consist of a bunch of liars and idiots who hate the Church and everything She stands for. We can't blame the Pope because they lie and are idiots. He gets scr*wed once by the media because they lie every time he opens his mouth, and then his own flock scr*ws him again by blaming HIM for it. It isn't right.