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2117, 04 Oct 15

Is the Pope Catholic?

Apparently he still is.

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday defended marriage and heterosexual couples as he opened a synod on the family overshadowed by a challenge to Vatican orthodoxy by a gay priest.

During a mass to mark the three-week meeting of Roman Catholic bishops, the pope delivered a homily on “solitude, love between man and woman, and the family”.

He referred to Genesis, the first book of the Bible, as a bedrock for understanding human relationships.

“This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self,” he said.


2117, 04 October 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I find it intersting he waited until he left America to state the church position of marriage under God’s design, one man, one woman.

    I also find liberals interesting. There is a ton of liberal criticism of the sin of covering up the gay priests for their sin against children. However, I’m certain their will be a a counterveiling liberal attitude that Roman Catholicism should be “inclusive” and understanding, in other words “cover-up”, gay priests even though the sin of homosexuality carries equal weight in Chrsitianity. (All sins carrry equal weight BTW, if you don’t deny the gospel message on that.)

    I wonder how the atheist church of liberalism will resolve this one. Liberals rail against the church covering up sin on one hand, but openly advocate the Roman Catholic church keep covering up the sin on the other hand….

  2. Mark Maley

    “gay priests Sins against children?”

    C’mon Kev , you are mailing it in .

    The priests and nuns who raped and sentenced children to a life of misery in forced labor weren’t homosexuals .
    They were predators who enjoyed the suffering of children

    you need to get back on your game .

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Would not disagree with your assessment.

    Child predators are committing sin.

    You would be first to criticize church for covering that sin. It is rightfully exposed and unless their is correction and repentance, expelled from the church.

    Priests that practice the gay lifestyle are also committing a sin by going against God’s design of marriage. In this case, liberals would be for the church ignoring/covering up this sin in the name of “diversity” and “tolerance”. Unless you ignore the gospel, all sin carries equal weight in Christianity.

    Do you support the Pope taking a stand against this sin in the church as well?

    Or would you rather they ignore/cover-up that sin?

  4. scott

    Steven Weinberg once said: “Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

    I’m reminded of this when I read Kevin’s assertion that child sexual assault is in any way the same as a consensual relationship between adults of the same gender. Let that sink in for a minute. What else would cause a person to equate these two things? Nothing I know of.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    There it is. The church of liberalism, redefining sin for the Catholic church.

    As a Weinberg disciple you clearly want to make distinctions between good and evil.

    However, you no longer want to allow the Roman Catholic Church the diversity of their distinction between good and evil. Why?

    Good and evil for the rest of us now has to be defined by a liberal cabal that rationalizes killing unborn children by the millions and harvesting their body parts like puppies through a wood chipper?

    The liberal religion is unqualified to properly define good and evil in almost any context.

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