Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blog #2: Pope Bluntly Faults Church’s Focus on Gays and Abortion

This article starts with stating how the new six-month-old Pope Francis had been obsessed with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception. Bluntly, Pope Francis says that the church is a “home for all” and not a “small chapel” making his stance a limited agenda of moral teachings. The Pope doesn’t think it is necessary to talk about all of these global issues all the time. The Pope goes on about how we have to find a new balance so the moral beliefs of the church don’t fall losing its freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. “Some of the things in it really surprised me,” says Father Martin. “He seems even more of a free-thinker than I thought—creative, experimental, willing to live on the margins, push boundaries back a little bit.” In the United States and in many other countries the bishops and priests of many churches appear to be fighting to prevent abortion, gay marriage, and contraception their top priorities in the public since its such an on going conversation. Pope Francis went out of the way of papacy in March to help the poor; wash the feet of juvenile prisoners, visited a center for refugees, and also hugged disabled pilgrims at his get together. Pope Francis is a very humble man but men like Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, R.I. is getting mad at him because he will not speak of abortion which many people have noticed. The Popes main standpoint is who is he to judge what people do or don’t do when he was asked to expand in the comments about homosexuality. People refer to him as not resembling to those on the church’s theological or political right wing and that he is very conservative.

         If the church cant talk about what is a sin to them and what is not then it doesn’t seem like they are very much of a church. But at the same time no Pope in the past has really talked about homosexuals, contraception, or abortion from the Pulpit. If they have its been many years or decades that they have done so. Those who bring up abortion in the Pulpit should be rebuked and put out of the church for bringing up such things. It is a good thing that this Pope is a lot more humble and more personable so he can relate to the people he is an idol for. Abortion is a very important topic and can’t really be ignored because of all the laws out against it. If this Pope chooses to be more humble then that’s his prerogative. If you think these first months have been interesting then wait for the next six months to see what happens.

Kaley Stapleton
September 19th, 2013
3:05 pm

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