By Deb Johnson
What has become of the Catholic Church these days? Every time Pope Francis opens his mouth it's front page news . . . praise God! Unfortunately secular/mainstream media love to sensationalize, misquote and quote him out of context.
HERE IS THE REAL SHOCKER:
Everything the Holy Father has said is IN LINE with Catholic teaching.
His words are only a shock to those who don't truly understand the Catholic Faith. Pope Francis said that Homosexuality, abortion and contraception are important issues - BUT there are other things to talk about - the Church should not be focusing ONLY on these things. Off base secular media translation: "Pope WARNS Church to loosen up on abortion, homosexuality and birth control." HUH??? It never ceases to amaze me.
LOVE IS ALWAYS ABOVE THE LAW
This is the direct teaching of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ and EXACTLY what Pope Francis said - when he stated that RULES are not more important than the Gospel message! This is why Jesus healed on the sabbath, even though it was "against the law." Because PEOPLE always come first. Share the Good News, Jesus LOVES you! Share the Gospel message FIRST AND FOREMOST and morality etc will flow from this! NOTHING NEW HERE FOLKS.
READ DIRECT QUOTES FROM PAPA FRANCESCO HIMSELF
An excellent article by Brantly Millegan addresses 16 main points that the Holy Father spoke about - and provides DIRECT QUOTES IN CONTEXT. Please - read his words for yourself instead of "briefing" and relying upon sensational headlines.
HERE: The 16 Most Important Quotes from Pope Francis incredible new Interview
In addition, here are another EXCELLENT article by Catherine Harmon of "Catholic World Report" containing three pieces of advice about Pope Francis interview:
HERE: Three pieces of advice about Pope Francis Interview
Enjoy . . . DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE and have a blessed day. And remember - in the words of our Lord reiterated in the message of Pope Francis - Jesus Loves You!