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Pope Francis sets out vision for more gay people and women in 'new' church

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  1. steveox

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    Pope Francis gives wide-ranging interview to Italian journal and urges Catholics to show 'audacity and courage' in drive for reform

    Pope Francis has set out his desire to find a "new balance" in the Catholic church, calling for greater involvement of women in key decisions and a less condemnatory approach towards gay people, divorcees and women who have had an abortion.

    In a wide-ranging interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, the Pope calls for the Catholic church, the world's largest Christian church with 1.2bn members, to face up to the need for reform. Offering a dramatic contrast to the traditional conservative approach of his predecessor, Benedict XVI, Francis says the first reform must be one of "attitude", adding that unless a new balance is found, "the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards".

    The Pope urges Catholics to show "audacity and courage" in their approach to people who, in the past, have been given short shrift by the church, including those who "do not attend mass, who have quit or are indifferent".

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/19/pope-francis-vision-new-catholic-church?view=mobile

    This is it even the pope has turned against GODS words! Now the world may end soon cause it says in book of revelations if man doesnt improve himself I will end the world by fire.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    well to be fair the RCC turned against God's word long long ago. but lets see where he really goes with this. so far from what ive read he has done nothing to signal any real change in this area. I did like him calling for an end to airport priests. the new humility deal is terrific.
     
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    The Weather is getting cooler.. Youre gonna have a very very cold winter. And youre gonna be shoveling snow. Lots of it
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    The worst winter ever is coming! Be prepared!
     
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    this is RVA it hardly snows at all. Balto is very different. gotta love our twin miunrain ranges that so beautifully protect us from shitty yankee weather.
     
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