Monday, November 21, 2016

YIKES! YET ANOTHER PAPAL INTERVIEW AND THIS ONE POPE FRANCIS IS CRYSTAL CLEAR, NOT AMBIGUOUS WHATSOEVER! THIS MAKES ME WONDER IF THERE ARE MORE ISSUES THE CARDINALS, AND MORE THAN FOUR, HAVE MAJOR CONCERNS BECAUSE OF CONFUSINF, AMBIGUOUS PAPAL GESTURES, WORDS AND ACTIONS?

While not included in this news bite, later in the video, Pope Francis speaks about the rigidity of the legalistic Pharisees of Jesus day and Jesus often calling them hypocrites. My Italian is not adequate enough to offer a good translation, so we will have to wait for a good translation of this half hour interview to discern what is implied as it concerns the clarification of Pope Francis' Magisterium demanded by the number 1 legalist among the four, Cardinal Burke in Pope Francis' mind. Does Pope Francis believe Burke to be a hypocrite? Is this what is implied? This could be the bombshell portion of the interview phrased in an implicit not explicit way!

But Pope Francis declaration that abortion is a crime is his strongest condemnation of it, I believe.

Pope recalls 'Mercy Fridays', Jubilee in TV2000 interview

Pope Francis granted an interview to TV2000 at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy
Pope Francis granted an interview to TV2000 at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy
21/11/2016 06:19

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis granted an interview to TV2000 and Radio InBlu (both official media outlets of the Italian Bishops’ Conference), which aired on Sunday evening.
During the interview, Pope Francis responds to various questions regarding the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which he officially brought to a close on Sunday morning with Mass in St. Peter’s Square.
A few of the highlights from the broad-ranging conversation was a powerful reiteration of the Church’s constant teaching on abortion, calling the practice a “horrendous crime” and a “very grave sin”.
The Pope also spoke of his own opposition to the death penalty, saying, “There can’t be a true punishment that comes without hope.” He also said, “If a penalty doesn’t have hope, it’s not a Christian penalty, it’s not human.”
This shaded perceptibly into an expression of his unease with life imprisonment, which he called a “sort of hidden death penalty,” since it denies prisoners the hope of being someday restored to free participation in social life.
Pope Francis’ remarks on abortion came in response to a question regarding his own most striking experiences during the Year of Mercy, which included a call on the neonatal ward at a Roman hospital and a visit with rescued victims of human trafficking, both of which were a part of his “Mercy Friday” outings – monthly visits to people on the existential margins of society and to some of the organisations that assist the weakest and most vulnerable among us.
The Pope also renewed his call for “a poor Church” that is “for the poor” in keeping with the Gospel, and in this context, his repeated warnings against the temptation of riches. “[T]he greatest enemy of God is money,” he said. “The devil always enters through the pockets, always.”
Pope Francis also expressed his discomfort with praise, saying he has “an allergy” to adulation – and that those who praise emptily are really attempting by their praise to practice on the person they are praising. “To adulate someone is also to use them for your own purposes – whether hidden or visible – but to obtain something for yourself,” said Pope Francis.
Watch the full interview of Pope Francis (in Italian): 

4 comments:

TJM said...

The greatest enemy of God is money? Thanks, Pope Francis. I won't send the Church any money then. I recall that the "love of money is the root of all evil" so I really don't know where he is coming from. He sounds like a cartoon character when he approaches moral issues in this fashion.

Anonymous said...

Just like Trump, the time has come for action and a return to the TLM and Roman Catholicism enough is enough of 50 years in the wilderness, lets take back Rome!

Mark Thomas said...

In regard to Pope Francis' strongest condemnation of abortion..

Perhaps when Pope Francis referenced Vatican II's powerful condemnation of abortion:

April 2014 A.D.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/11/pope-francis-abortion-is-an-unspeakable-crime-right-to-life-is-central-human-right/

"It is must be therefore reiterated the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless life, and the unborn child in the womb is the most concrete example of innocence,” said Pope Francis.

"Let us remember the words of the Second Vatican Council: From the moment of its conception, life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes.” (Gaudium et Spes, 51).

Pax.

Mark Thomas

TJM said...

Anonymous, that would require common sense, a commodity in short supply among our hierarchy. They appear to want to double down on failure.