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Elspeth
08-06-2015, 04:17 AM
Pope urges US Catholics to ‘bear witness’ to natural marriage amid attacks
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-urges-us-catholics-to-bear-witness-to-natural-marriage-amid-attacks

PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pope Francis is urging American Catholics facing an unprecedented cultural and political assault on marriage to continue to “bear witness” to marriage as a “life-long covenant of love and fidelity between a man and a woman.”

“Elevated by the Savior to the dignity of a sacrament, marriage is, in the Creator’s plan, a natural institution, a life-long covenant of love and fidelity between a man and a woman, directed to their perfection and sanctification, and to the future of our human family,” said the pope.

“Today, when the institution of marriage is under attack from powerful cultural forces, the faithful are called to bear witness to this basic truth of biblical faith and natural law, which is essential to the wise and just ordering of society,” he communicated in a letter to the Knights of Columbus on the occasion of their 133rd Supreme Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The message was addressed to the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and was signed on the pope’s behalf by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin....

txradioguy
08-06-2015, 09:25 AM
Hmmm...that's not gonna make the gay "rights" crowd happy.

oldcoastie1
08-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Uuuuhh, Pope - you can't have it both ways. You have to support the queers or the heterosexuals.

txradioguy
08-06-2015, 10:35 AM
Uuuuhh, Pope - you can't have it both ways. You have to support the queers or the heterosexuals.
He's certainly no JP II

Elspeth
08-06-2015, 10:53 AM
Uuuuhh, Pope - you can't have it both ways. You have to support the queers or the heterosexuals.

I think he's walking a fine line. After all, he did admit that the Church has a "gay lobby":

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/11/pope-francis-gay-lobby-exists-inside-vatican/

noonwitch
08-06-2015, 03:18 PM
I think he's walking a fine line. After all, he did admit that the Church has a "gay lobby":

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/11/pope-francis-gay-lobby-exists-inside-vatican/

The pope does not support gay marriage, but he does not want to drive all gay people out of the church. That shouldn't be a fine line, but in a sound bite kind of world where no one pays attention beyond one quote, it has become one.