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Friday, July 18, 2014

Good Advice: Everybody Just Chill Out on "The Pope Said..." Headlines

9 comments:

phil dunton said...

Better advice would be for the Vatican to hire a competent PR team to rein the Pope in as it appears he has chronic "hoof in mouth" disease. This has been going on too long to blame it on inexperience.

Michael said...

It's not the headlines of what the Pope is saying that disturb me.The media distort everything. It is the substance of what he says that leaves me reeling.

Elizabeth said...

Sorry but you're dreaming and have your head in the sand if you think this Pope is "misunderstood". He seems to say exactly what he means to say. If not, he'd be issuing corrections to the multitude of scandalous statements that have been "attributed to him", don't you think? He's a Modernist, through and through, and has an agenda. Good grief, what'll it take?

Elizabeth said...

By the way, thanks for posting this Vortex. I stopped listening to him awhile back but this one floors me. He's apparently going to go down to the bitter end saying that, in essence, the Pope can do/say no wrong and we are not to judge him. Mr. Voris is quickly becoming irrelevant in the face of the obvious.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Well, I confess I have some misgivings over the confusion that seems to be a weekly even at the Vatican. On the other hand, when I read Evangelii Gaudium I saw nothing unorthodox and couldn't understand all the stuff about him being a "Marxist."

There are troubling things about many popes. But I trust in God's promise that "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and serve according to His purpose." God even uses sin to further His will. Look at the transformation of Mary Magdalene.

Unknown said...

When Planned Parenthood, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Roger Mahoney and the Washington Post think Pope Francis is wonderful, one has to be really concerned.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

No, we don't "chill" and put our heads in the dirt like ostriches as Voris suggests from time to time (not the first time he's done this). We look the problems straight in the eye with no rose-colored glasses on and we call a spade a spade. The very notion that we should wait for some official Vatican statement to decipher papal gobblygoop is ludicrous. We also have the matters of actions, such as washing women's feet during Holy Thursday services, letting the Muslim chant to his idol in the Vatican Garden on Pentecost Sunday. We're promised that the pope will never promulgate error - but that's it! We need to be able to call that spade a spade for how else will we help those who are confused about "unemployment being youth's most pressing problem" and other errors?

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

On the other hand, the headlines DO often distort what the pope actually said. The homosexual comment is a perfect example. In context it was not a problem. It was taking off the first half of what he said that made it sound like he was blessing the homosexual lifestyle. But he didn't. Some of the other things are troubling -- as were some of the things done by Pope John Paul II -- like the Assisi meeting. Disheartening comes to mind.

Steve Dalton said...

Michael Voris is the one who needs to take a pill, a pill called reality! His behavior reminds me of a cult member's. You don't criticize the leader in those group either.