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Pope Francis Seeks Forgiveness For ‘Sins Of Omission’ By Church Leaders Over Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis Seeks Forgiveness For ‘Sins Of Omission’ By Church Leaders Over Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy members within the Catholic Church was addressed by Pope Francis on Monday when he met with six victims. The Pope acknowledged that the failure of church leaders to act led to greater suffering.The church’s image has been severely tarnished by revelations of sexual abuse. CNN reports: “Before God and his [...]

Pope Francis: Not Protecting The Enviroment Is A Sin

Oresmas at Crooks and Liars picked up the story via the Latin Post. Since Pope Francis was elected to the papacy in March 2013, he has voiced strong support for protecting Earth’s environment and especially preserving the rain forests in his homeland, South America. On Saturday, Francis, who took his name from Francis of Assisi, [...]

Pope: No-Work Sundays Good For All, Even If You’re Not Faithful

Pope Francis preaches not just to his flock, but extends his message to all, which is what is so beautiful about this Pope. He wants the best for everyone. Francis said the priority should be “not economic but human,” adding “maybe it’s time to ask ourselves if working on Sundays is true freedom.” He also [...]

Pope Francis: Communists Are Really Closeted Christians

This is shocking to conservatives but, given the number of statements made by Pope Francis on economics, he is no capitalist. The Pope believes there are better systems that serve the poor, and Communism is one of them. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "89207a35-7f37-4c76-9e07-3449d6100476"; // ]]> Now read this:Why Aren’t The Boats Rising With [...]

Elton John: Jesus Would Have Supported Gay Marriage

And that is why the legendary singer called Pope Francis “wonderful.” A top-selling pop star and one of the world’s most prominent gay celebrities, John said the leader of the Catholic Church was a sign of hope. “He’s excited me so much by his humanity and taking everything down to the humility of faith…it’s all [...]

Pope Condemns Torture As ‘Mortal Sin’

Pope Francis celebrated Mass this weekend by urging an end to torture, which he characterized as a grave sin. Francis told the public in St. Peter’s Square Sunday he wanted to reiterate his “firm condemnation of every kind of torture.” He sought united efforts to work for torture’s end and to support victims and their [...]

Pope Tells Rich: Get Some Ethics

Pope Francis told those who make money by speculating in financial markets to use their wealth for the good of humanity. “It is increasingly intolerable that financial markets are shaping the destiny of peoples rather than serving their needs, or that the few derive immense wealth from financial speculation while the many are deeply burdened [...]

Pope Francis Sees A Link Between Fundamentalism, Violence

HuffPo has several of the highlights from Pope Francis’s recent interview in the¬†Spanish language magazine La Vanguardia: “A fundamentalist group, although it may not kill anyone, although it may not strike anyone, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalists is violence in the name of God.” “You can’t understand the Gospel without poverty, but we [...]

Pope Brings Leaders Of Palestine, Israel, Together To Pray

Too busy with bashing Bowe Bergdahl, the media hasn’t focused enough on this story. ¬†Israeli President Simon Peres (left) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud appear to be getting along just fine as they attended a prayer session at the Vatican at the invitation of Pope Francis. Both men called for peace, but neither giving a [...]

Pope And Netanyahu Spar Over What Language Jesus Spoke

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Jesus spoke Hebrew,” Pope Francis interjected, “Aramaic.” Then, Netanyahu retorted, “He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.” Israeli linguistics professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann told Reuters that both Netanyahu, son of a distinguished Jewish historian, and the pope, the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, had a point. [...]

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