Monday, September 23, 2013

Francis and small things

According to Yahoo News, "In a dramatically blunt interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, Francis said the Church had 'locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules' and should not be so prone to condemn."

The new pope's views on things such as homosexuality and abortion appear to be a wide departure from his predecessor. The annual worldwide deaths of 43.8 million* unborn children should never be identified with "small things" or associated with "small-minded rules". That is outrageous. Roman Catholics should be ashamed of their leader on that count. This also reminds us of the ever-changing faith and practice of a church that claims to have a man who speaks for God.

* Guttmacher Institute stats for 2008, the most recent I found.

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