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Catholic Leaders Give Stern Warning to Pope After He Embraces Gay Unions

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Catholic Leaders Give Stern Warning to Pope After He Embraces Gay Unions
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Pope Francis has once again betrayed the traditional Roman Catholics with a declaration that seemed to accept civil unions for same-sex couples and has permitted the misunderstanding to stand without correcting the record.

Prominent Church leaders are not about to let go of the usual armed ambiguity — a staple of Pope Francis’ liberal reign — unchallenged.

The comments came from a recent documentary film about the Pontiff, named “Francesco” by filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky, in which Pope Francis talked about other social justice warrior pet projects such as refugee and migrant activism, the Catholic News Agency reported.

“Homosexuals have the right to be part of the family,” Francis said in the documentary.

“They are the children of Heaven, and they have the right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or made miserable because of that.

“What we need to build is a civil union statute. That way they’re legally protected. “said the pope.

“I was standing up for that.”

As normal when one of these bombers drops, the Vatican has not set the record straight, so it is up to the clergy, faithful Catholics and pundits to correct the faithful, while the media and liberals in the church-run the heresy as a new dogma.

Christine Niles, reporter and producer on the conservative Catholic online site ChurchMilitant.com, named the Secular Homosexual Apologist Fr. James Martin, for his comment “capitalising” the pope’s false comments.

There’s another controversy from Pope Francis that Fr. @JamesMartinSJ is capitalizing on that. https:/t.co/Bi0RSu4lQW QW

“Pope Francis’ support for same-sex civil unions is a big move forward in church support for LGBTQ people,” the Jesuit priest and editor-in-chief of the Jesuit magazine America tweeted.

“It is consistent with its pastoral approach to LGBT people , particularly LGBT Catholics, and sends a clear signal to countries where the Church has rejected such legislation.”

Prominent “Daily Wire” hosts Matt Walsh and Michael Knowles—both practicing Catholics—also shared their dismay, and Walsh admitted that misunderstanding is the “specialty of the pope” as he retweeted Knowles’ recollection that Francis once called the same-sex marriage “a machination of the Father of Lies that tries to confuse and mislead the children of Heaven.”

“Confusing” is the Pope’s specialty https:/t.co/9CxWHX8Ati

Then there were Catholic Church leaders such as Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, who strongly objected to the Pope ‘s remarks in his address to the faithful on Wednesday.

“The Pope’s announcement explicitly contradicts the Church’s longstanding teaching on same-sex unions,” Tobin said.

“The Church can not tolerate the recognition of ties that are objectively unethical. Individuals of equal sex are beloved children of God and must have their personal human rights and civil rights acknowledged and secured by law, “he added.

“However, the legalization of their civil unions, which tend to imitate holy marriage, is not appropriate.”

Statement by Bishop Thomas Tobin on Pope Francis’ comments On Civil Unions https:/t.co/ZiGxCLb9ea pic.twitter.com/sjn5ZdeJoZ

— Nick Lehman (@Protect the Faith) October 21, 2020.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, lamented the Pope’s development of “confusion and error among the Catholic faithful.”

“They cause wonder and error about the teaching of the Church among people of good will who genuinely want to know what the Catholic Church teaches,” Burke wrote in a statement on Thursday.

“They place the burden of conscience upon the pastors of souls to render sufficient and required clarifications.”

Burke went on to inform the faithful that the Pope’s words were not binding and explained how scripture, custom, and the official catechism of the Catholic Church do not accept same-sex activity, let alone civil unions.

Tyler, Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland tweeted Burke’s comment and wrote, “Wise counsel …… thank you, Your Eminence ……”

Wise advice … thank you for your eminence … https://t.co/UvE65yvmst

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley was a little more generous to Francis in voicing his personal opinion, but eventually came to the same conclusion regarding his risk and encouraged the faithful to ignore his comments as any real change in dogma.

“The demands of sexual morality are quite daunting for someone trying to lead a life of faithful discipleship,” wrote O’Malley.

“We don’t serve people well by wrongly saying that we can alter the Decalogue.”

As several others before, the comment may have been out of context or distorted, and the Washington Post claimed that the footage was from 2019 and had already been refused for use by the Vatican, but somehow found its way into the documentary.

Statements on the right to a family have been edited together, with the true sense more likely to point out that parents should not throw LGBT children out of their communities instead of calling for same-sex couples to have the right to children (the controversial way homosexual couples obtain children by artificial means or separation from biological parents is in itself an inherent evil).

While many outside the Church believe that the doctrine of papal infallibility implies that the Pope has changed dogma with his speech, the fact is that he merely caused more confusion and quarrel for the faithful with these private comments than with the formal ex-cathedra declaration.

Just like in the political sphere, is there a “deep state” within the Catholic Church that is seeking to undermine the traditional, true faith in favor of its own agenda?

Luckily, in Matthew 16:18, Jesus told Peter that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against” the church.

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