Open Letter to Pope Francis

Oct 23, 2020 by

by Andrew Comiskey, Desert Stream: Dear Pope Francis, Thank you for assuming a thankless, overwhelming task. I cannot imagine the burdens you face. America’s upcoming election pales in contrast to the political challenges you face daily in our ‘cohesive’ Church. Take heart. I am not a political animal. But as a man familiar with and committed to overcoming same-sex desires, I am a faithful son of our Father through Jesus. I love our Church. And I need you to father me and...

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What Pope Francis’s comments about gay families could mean for LGBTQ people worldwide

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Samantha Schmidt, Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post: As the pope’s words about gay couples spread to audiences around the world, it wasn’t just his support for the creation of civil unions that stood out. It was his embrace of same-sex couples as part of a family unit — an image that goes beyond a person’s individual legal rights. “They’re children of God and have a right to a family,” Pope Francis said in a new documentary. “Nobody should be thrown out, or be...

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Pope Francis Backs Homosexual Civil Unions

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: In stark and unprecedented defiance of Catholic teaching, which defines homosexual acts as “intrinsically evil,” Pope Francis has called for civil union laws for same-sex couples. While being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, the pontiff insisted that homosexuals not only “have a right to be a part of the family” but also “have a right to a family.” “Nobody should be thrown out, or be made...

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Pope’s Education Pact Hits Wrong Targets

Oct 17, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Educationists, teachers, policymakers and parents are lamenting Pope Francis’ Global Compact on Education (GEC) for its failure to address the most critical issues facing children — from the Copernican revolution of “child-centered pedagogy” to LGBT indoctrination in Catholic schools. Launching the GEC Thursday at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, the pope explained that the pact would “ensure that everyone has access to a...

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Pope Francis damns Brexit

Oct 5, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Pope Francis has written another encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. It isn’t a great theological tome; indeed, it could easily be a series of religio-political blogposts on current events. Much of the media coverage is focusing of his criticism of populist leaders who appeal to people’s “basest and most selfish inclinations” and exploit people “for their own personal advantage”: 159. “Popular” leaders, those capable of interpreting the feelings and cultural dynamics of a...

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Pope Vetoes Women Clergy, Affirms Christ as ‘Sole Redeemer’

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: In a historic declaration — delighting traditionalists and infuriating progressives — Pope Francis emphatically rejected the ordination of women and married men, the advocacy of religious pluralism and support for a compromised ecumenism in his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon Synod. Titled Querida Amazonía, the exhortation seemed to signal a paradigm shift in the pontificate of Francis, as it resoundingly affirmed the evangelization of the Amazonian...

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