Thursday, September 19, 2013
Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from criticsWow.
.... “It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently.
“We have to find a new balance,” the pope continued, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.”
The pope’s interview did not change church doctrine or policies, but it instantly changed its tone.
And what are the chances he will withstand the absolute shitstorm about to rain down from the pearl clutchers and moral scolds?
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Remember the man has not one but two PR firms working for him. Fair words and small deeds, or no deeds, mean nothing.
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Hmmm, I didn't know that. Thanks,