Pope Francis reached out an olive branch to the gay community Monday, saying that he won't "judge" gay priests."If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"The pope's predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, authored a document that said men with homosexual orientations should not be priests. Francis is softening that position, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven.read more ...http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/29/pope-gay-priests/2595255/
Or replaces one mask with another!!!!!cause if he did judge gay priests then how much catholic priests would be left, how deep does it run it the catholic church.All there doing is covering up the sin.... and becoming more acceptable to the world..
My prayer is that this will be a wake up call to some who have been ensnared by the Catholic system to realize that this system which has been purported to them as holy and righteous or in pursuit of righteousness is not what they thought it was. May God open their eyes through this unmasking to see that there is nothing sincere about their claim to pursuit of godliness! We who have been enlightened realize that their pursuit is all wrong from its foundation because it is not founded in total faith in the sacrifice of Jesus but in works within a religious system. However there are many sincere people within the system who have been deceived by a pretended standard of righteousness who NEED our prayers that they may come to know the truth. In many cases the villages where they grew up have NO other representatives of the Bible but the Catholic church, and when someone tries to introduce a different method of believing the Bible
they can only see a pretended standard of righteousness that they have been shown through the Catholic church.This statement is a blatant bold it doesnt matter how you live anti-righteousness proclamation that hopefully will open the eyes of some who may in reality be sincerely seeking the truth within the Catholic system.One could easily point out the blatant evil to a really sincere person such as
. What if he were to say: Im not going to judge priests who are murderers
if they have those tendencies we must forgive them and accept them as they are
Well...this attitude could encourage unrepentant sinners to persist, more will be seduced...and eventually there will be more lawsuits, more payouts to victims - could bankrupt more RC churches...