The Pope Did Not say …

What the mainscream media has attributed to him.  As usual, in their zeal to paint the Catholic Church a weak, almost secular body, they detoured from the real meaning and/or his actual words to something meaning what they and their friends wish to advocate.

Let us examine his words as a real journalist has determined them to be from the actual words spoken by the Pope taken from the actual interview (see link below to “Interview”).

Here is Tom Trinko’s factual report along with his spanking of the stoops of secularism:

Reading Pope Francis’s interview, the most striking thing is that it bears no resemblance to what it is reported to be (see, for example, “The Pope is a Liberal” in Slate Magazine).

What the Pope said can be condensed to the message that to end sin we must bring people to a love of Jesus.  The Church must heal the wounds of sinners and by doing so the Church will bring people to holiness; if one truly loves God one does not sin.

Instead of wagging fingers at sinners the Church should be teaching them that the God who created them and the entire universe died on a Cross out of love for them.  Once people love God then they can be taught how to live a moral life.

That’s what the Church has taught for 2000 years so it’s not really something revolutionary.

The Pope was addressing how we get people to stop sinning not what is sinful; he was discussing tactics not objectives.

But what the media has done out of ignorance and wishful thinking is to mistranslate the Pope’s statements into his saying that sin is ok or at least unimportant.

It’s clear that the Pope isn’t attempting to usher in a new age of the Church where active homosexuality, abortion, and contraception are ok when we read in the interview:

The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.

Further the Pope says:

We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible.

Clearly the Pope is not saying we can’t speak of or condemn those sins but that they should not be all the Church ever speaks about.


To see the Popes real thoughts on what is sinful it’s only necessary to read what the Pope has said in the recent past.

On abortion:

The right to life is the first of human rights.

To abort is to kill someone who cannot defend himself.

On so called gay marriage:

Let us not be naive: this is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God’s plan. It is not just a bill (a mere instrument) but a ‘move’ of the father of lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.

Now that you have the beginning of the story and the actual in-context words of the Pope, you can see again how mainscreamers make their very own facts.  The rest of the story can be had by following the link immediately below.  Don’t forget to follow any related articles shown after the link.

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