I'm not a superman, Pope Francis says

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LeonBelasco wrote:

‘Francis made clear he did not envision changing the Church’s stance’–Well, it’s good that he doesn’t “envision” it since he CAN NOT change the Church’s stance.

If we are “not to expect too much”, the only thing to come out of this trip to Rome is more confusion.

Mar 05, 2014 8:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
LeonBelasco wrote:

‘Francis made clear he did not envision changing the Church’s stance’–Well, it’s good that he doesn’t “envision” it since he CAN NOT change the Church’s stance.

If we are “not to expect too much”, the only thing to come out of this trip to Rome is more confusion.

Mar 05, 2014 8:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
jeffperu wrote:

I am a great admirer of the current pope but I gagged when I read his comments on the Catholic Church being totally transparent about the sexual abuse of children. This is a centuries old brotherhood who have always protect their own-pedophile or not. It is hard wired into the DNA of the church and is part of their culture. One or two decrees, no matter how well-intended, will not change this attitude. Hopefully, he will keep trying with sincere efforts.

Mar 05, 2014 8:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
Beircheart wrote:

The only people who held wishful thinking that the Pope was going to change anything were those completely unfamiliar with the Catholic faith. The sad part is that includes many who claim to be Catholic yet who have no clue regarding that faith.

Mar 05, 2014 9:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
KevinStowell wrote:

Pretender to the faith.

Mar 05, 2014 9:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
djjjp wrote:

i wonder if his version of transparency is the same as obamas.. i hope not..

Mar 05, 2014 11:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
stopthejunk1 wrote:

The papacy is nothing if it is not a personality cult. This is not surprising, since Christianity itself is also a personality cult around the man who called himself Jesus.

Sorry Francis, but you’re stuck with the mythology that your own cultish church has created for two millennia.

Mar 05, 2014 11:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

The pope started off great…made everyone really excited that the changes needed to be made, would finally be faced and determined, by a pope of all the people…But it seems, those angry old Vatican men, entrenched in their little fiefdoms, have again, blunted, what this pope knows deep inside his heart, is right for the people of today…I hope I am wrong. That he has the courage, to parry those obstructionists, out of his way, do what he knows is right, FOR THE PEOPLE and NOT FOR THE VATICAN FIEFDOMS…

Mar 05, 2014 11:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
anonymoosey wrote:

Who does this humanist Pope think he is fooling? He does NOT consider homosexuality as sin so much as he thinks it is an inborn condition , will eventually be accepted by society. He considers it similar to some Christians biblical support of slavery in the past ..an outmoded view. It’s well known and reported by Catholic blogs/magazines.. that when in Argentina , Francis indicated to “friends and associates” that he was open to some form of civil marriage for gays.

Mar 05, 2014 11:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
2Borknot2B wrote:

sabrefencer wrote: The pope started off great (and he is still doing great works) …made everyone really excited (I’m still very excite for him) that the changes needed to be made (he is doing a fine job), would finally be faced and determined, by a pope of all the people (he is the leader of the Catholics only) …But it seems, those angry (LOVING) old Vatican men, entrenched in their little fiefdoms, have again, blunted, what this pope knows deep inside his heart, is right for the people of today (And that includes protecting the church)…I hope I am wrong (me2). That he has the courage (wisdom and serenity), to parry those obstructionists, out of his way, do what he knows is right (AMEN!!! . . .) L.

Mar 05, 2014 12:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
733 wrote:

Pope Francis needs to get a grip. For a Christian if the world loves you, you are not walking with Jesus.

John 15:18
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

Mar 05, 2014 3:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tergen wrote:

Since the Pope has decided to defend the behavior of the Catholic Church regarding the child abuse, it’s time to hold it responsible for being complicit in a criminal conspiracy to molest underage boys.

Let a judge and jury make a determination.

Mar 05, 2014 3:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TomPaine1791 wrote:

As I see it…
Leaders, followers, and believers of all stripes are accountable for their own actions and words, and for the direct results of those actions and words.
Each one of us is responsible for what he or she makes of those actions and words.
Each of us is human, regardless of one’s title and brand.
We make our own mistakes, we do on occasionally bring grief to others, and we get on with our lives.
Mr. Bergoglio/Pope Francis has more in common with than differences from the rest of us. And he appears to get that. I respect that he does.
Okay, I’m ready now. Shoot me.

Mar 05, 2014 5:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RaymondJhimz wrote:

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Mar 05, 2014 6:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jimshorts420 wrote:

May God Bless you Francis.

Mar 06, 2014 7:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
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