Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lucia Pope Francis condemns abortion day after controversial interview

Will the mainstream media give Pope Francis the same sort of coverage that they did to his interview? Somehow I doubt it, but I hope I'm wrong.

ROME, September 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a meeting with Catholic gynaecologists this morning Pope Francis strongly condemned abortion as a manifestation of a “throwaway culture.”

"Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of the Lord, who even before his birth, and then as soon as he was born, experienced the rejection of the world," the pope said.

The comments come one day after the release of an in-depth interview in which the Pope had explained that despite criticism he has avoided speaking about moral issues like abortion and gay “marriage” in his papacy, instead focusing on preaching about the love of Christ.

Well, that might upset a few people who think that Francis was relaxing the rules.

Speaking to the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Pope Francis spoke of a paradox in medicine today. “On the one hand we see progress in the field of medicine, thanks to the work of scientists who passionately and unreservedly dedicate themselves to the search for new cures,” he said. “On the other hand, however, we also encounter the risk that doctors lose sight of their identity in the service of life.”

“While new rights are attributed to or indeed almost presumed by the individual, life is not always protected as the primary value and the primordial right of every human being,” said the Pope. “The ultimate aim of medicine remains the defence and promotion of life.”

The pope told the doctors, "Your being Catholic entails greater responsibility: first of all to yourself, in the effort to be consistent with the Christian vocation, and then to contemporary culture, to help recognize the transcendent dimension in human life, the imprint of the creative work of God, from the very first moment of conception. This is a commitment to the new evangelization that often requires going against the tide, paying a personal price. The Lord counts on you to spread the 'Gospel of life.'"

Yep, the Pope is Catholic!

Read more: Pope condemns abortion in strongest pro-life comments to date, day after controversial interview ~ LifeSiteNews

4 comment(s):

Moneo said...

I took the deeper message from his first comments on not putting the abortion message to be "Things have got so bad that we have to return to the most basic principles before we can bring people along with us on important issues such as abortion" but of course liberal journalists report the world they want to live in.

Lucia Maria said...

Moneo,

Yes, the liberal journalists certainly liberally interpreted what the Holy Father said. There was an article in today's Dominion Post from the Times (UK) that inspired me to post his comments on abortion the following day.

Andrei said...

I watched Cardinal Dolan on being interviewed ABC about this and the interviewer asked him why the Church talks so much about abortion and homosexuality.

Can't quote what he said verbatim but he said that the culture talks about these things all the time and when he comes on whoever the interviewers were show "that is what you as me about"

Lucia Maria said...

Andrei,

Yep. And that's what is always reported on.

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