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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Why Aren't We Seeing These Quotes by Pope Francis?

Can we make this go viral? Tweet it, blog it, pin it, Facebook it. Let's not let the mainstream media define the pope. I'm unsettled by the interviews, but this statement is crystal clear!

From Deacon Nick Donnelly at Protect the Pope
Pope Francis
In 2007 Cardinal Bergoglio presented pro-life guidelines on behalf of the Argentinian bishops that stated:
“We hope that legislators, heads of government, and health professionals, conscious of the dignity of human life and of the rootedness of the family in our peoples, will defend and protect it from the abominable crimes of abortion and euthanasia; that is their responsibility … We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
 Writing to the Argentinian bishops in March 2013 Pope Francis re-iterated the importance  of these pro-life guidelines saying, ‘These are the guidelines we need for this time in  history.”


minbee66 said...

It's significant that you went back to 2007 to show that Pope Francis is pro-life. However, his urging that those who promote abortion and euthansia should not be receiving communion was not enforced at the ceremonies at the start of his papacy--think of the headlines when Nancy Pelosi received communion during a papal mass.

These pro-life statements of Cardinal Bergoglio have lost their force now that Pope Francis has declared the two greatest "evils" of the times are "youth unemployment" and "the loneliness of the old," as he just stated in an interview published October 1, 2013 in

Francis's consistent emphasis on economic issues (and his socialist spin on them) rather than on the truths of the faith shows he can make a big "mess" himself. This gives a new urgency to what used to be a joke question, "Is the Pope Catholic?"

Elizabeth said...

Well said, minbee66, and in complete agreement. What he said at some point, in some place, in the year 2007 is irrelevant. What he says and does right now, as the Pope, is outlandish at worst, confusing at the very least.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I understand and share your frustration, ladies, but I don't think the pope's past statements are irrelevant. It helps us get to know who he is. There are so many things I like and so many things that baffle me. At present, I'm still watching and praying.