"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

See - told you so: Pope Francis on "Who am I to judge?"

And in the end ...

The truth wins out.

The journalist asked Pope Francis about his experience as a confessor to homosexual persons and about his “who am I to judge” comment, made during his in-flight press conference from Rio de Janeiro to Rome July 28, 2013.
“On that occasion I said this: If a person is gay and seeks out the Lord and is willing, who am I to judge that person?” Pope Francis told Tornielli. “I was paraphrasing by heart the Catechism of the Catholic Church where it says that these people should be treated with delicacy and not be marginalized.”
“I am glad that we are talking about 'homosexual people' because before all else comes the individual person, in his wholeness and dignity. And people should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love. I prefer that homosexuals come to confession, that they stay close to the Lord, and that we pray all together. You can advise them to pray, show goodwill, show them the way, and accompany them along it.” - CNA
I knew that.

Anti-papist Francis haters going to hate.


  1. I understood Papa Francis from the the get go after the full statement he made and not just those five little words that so many whined, hissed, spewed, withered about for.

    Throughout it all and after being hammered to death for what our Holy Father supposedly said, he remained calm, gracious and secure that in the end the Holy Spirit would provide him the opportunity to clarify in truth and in charity what so many got so wrong.

  2. The ironic thing is that this little phrase is used by both sides - the Rad Trads AND the out and proud side. Both sides are interpreting it incorrectly.


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