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Pope Francis reaches out to gays
Telegraph (U.K.), by Nick Squires

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Posted By:Drive, 7/30/2013 9:09:02 AM

In a significant shift of stance, the Pope struck a much more conciliatory tone than traditional Vatican doctrine, which has called homosexuality “a deviation” and “an irregularity” that should preclude gay men from becoming priests. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” the Pope said during an interview with reporters on Monday. “We shouldn’t marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society.” The Pope spoke to Vatican correspondents aboard the papal plane as he returned from Rio to Rome,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: J-Dog, 7/30/2013 9:33:36 AM     (No. 9449410)

Gimme a break.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/30/2013 9:36:30 AM     (No. 9449418)

Today, the National Catholic Register has an article headline: Misinterpreting Francis: A Vatican official chided the mainstream media for its conflation of the Holy Father’s remarks on homosexuality.






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Reply 3 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/30/2013 9:47:13 AM     (No. 9449439)

The Pope is no different from the CEO of Sears. He does what is necessary to gain customers and stay profitable.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 7/30/2013 10:00:56 AM     (No. 9449461)

Sadly cynical there, #4.

The Pope tries his best to discern the Spirit in the context of scripture. Often the result actually seems to go agaist what reason might indicate would help the Church ´gain customers and stay profitable´.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/30/2013 10:13:28 AM     (No. 9449481)

#5. No. As a free market capitalist I ADMiRE the Pope for realizing what it takes to run a successful venture.
Were his preachings to empty churches and offering plates, where would he be?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 7/30/2013 10:17:43 AM     (No. 9449487)

For those who choose to believe what the liberal media says, I have bridge in Brooklyn for sale. Instead, try reading The National Catholic Register or go to the article posted 7 posts above this one "What Pope Francis really said about gays -- and no, it´s not new" by Fr.Jonathan Morris for Fox News. Instead of believing liberal media, you might try investigating from Catholic sources. Just saying....


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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 7/30/2013 10:18:07 AM     (No. 9449489)

Read the article above. The Pope´s views on homosexuals HAS NOT changed! The media is trying to pull a fast one here....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/30/2013 11:16:44 AM     (No. 9449605)

Dude, pardon my ignorance but aren´t priests priests? They don´t get married, so why the preference of women or men is even relevant is beyond me!

This is so upside down it isn´t even sensical, it´s totally out of control.

and, don´t get me started about the
NAMBLA faction within the Church...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/30/2013 11:39:31 AM     (No. 9449650)

wow..
the moles better go back to the MSM for their "news"..
can´t fool real Lcommers..

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jerseygal, 7/30/2013 11:43:53 AM     (No. 9449664)

I don´t think they are "moles" - just Catholic haters. I am a Catholic and I recently attended a prayer group at a non-catholic church. One of the people there made a comment about the "Great Satan" Catholic church. Yikes - even in a prayer group? There are definitely so-called Christians who hate the Catholic church. I guess I´ll find another group - maybe at a Catholic Church?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/30/2013 11:48:05 AM     (No. 9449672)

Maybe if they would stop pushing their lifestyle in our faces, integration into society wouldn´t be so hard.

I have no problem with the person at all. It is the behavior they are trying to force on me that I don´t like.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 7/30/2013 12:35:35 PM     (No. 9449760)

@11: On occasion I too have witness a virulent strain of hatred directed toward the Catholic Church. I thought we Christians got past this animosity years ago. Very unfortunate that there are still those who continue hate anyone not a member of their particular religious affiliation.
From a political perspective, the left uses such demonstrations as examples to strike fear into those who have reservations about those members of sects who telegraph their message of intolerance and exclusion.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: shepsmum, 7/30/2013 1:34:27 PM     (No. 9449839)

#11 -- yep, I´ve seen this as well. Even on this site.

There are some groups who don´t consider Catholics Christians. Shocked me the first time I heard it; now I just think it´s sad.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/30/2013 1:40:57 PM     (No. 9449849)

#14 - and they are using the Bible, which was compiled by the Catholic Church!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono, 7/31/2013 10:32:12 AM     (No. 9451062)

Sorry for the ´chat´ reply here; but #4 and #6 demand unwavering rebuttal. A religion can be mistaken about its doctrine and still be legitimate. But a religion who tailors its doctrine toward the pursuit of popularity and profit is a scam.

To suggest the former can be respectful.
To suggest the latter is "fightin´ words".

What this small remark from Francis will change is not Church doctrine on sexual morality, but Church discipline on eligibility for religious life. This will undo Benedict XVI´s instructions to aggressively weed-out candidates with disordered desires, limiting that to candidates who are either unwilling or unable to live faithfully chaste and celibate.

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