Pope Francis has Vatican quite worried (Opinion)

https://i2.wp.com/storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297470075542_ORIGINAL.jpgThere should be a rule that new popes must observe total media silence for their first three months.

Much confusion and possibly risky decisions might thus be avoided.

Pope Francis has underlined this by rushing to give interviews on controversial issues, answering and making phone calls to strangers in distant places on demand, and radically changing the style and accoutrements of papal leadership.

Already there have been contradictions.

The most serious occurred in mid-September.

He was quoted excoriating the church’s obsession with small-minded rules that are driving the faithful away.

In an interview in a Jesuit journal, Civilta Catolica, the pope urged his priests to focus more on mercy and forgiveness and stop dwelling only on such controversial matters as abortion, gay marriage and contraception.

He said the church’s teaching on these issues was well-known, so there is no need to repeat it at every opportunity.

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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One Response to Pope Francis has Vatican quite worried (Opinion)

  1. ralphpaulcoelho says:

    The Church, starting with the Pope has constantly advised the use of modern communications tolls to evangelize. What no one, whether the Church or sociologists or politicians or governors can ensure is that the listeners will be responsible for using their heads to put together what they hear and check it against known truths. This is particularly true of the contemporary generations who tend to believe they understand everything while they Know much more than their parents but understand much less – and have more far reaching decisions to make. If people are confused blame it on them , or the earlier catechesis.

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