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Vatican: Pope Won’t be Intimidated into Silence on Life, Homosexuality by 'Shouting' Media
Life Site News ^ | 12/20/12 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 12/21/2012 11:51:50 AM PST by marshmallow

VATICAN, December 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Vatican Press Office published an editorial Saturday responding to mainstream media denunciations of Pope Benedict’s message for World Day of Peace.

In the message, released December 14, the pope noted that “serious harm to justice and peace” comes from denying the true principles of respect for life and promotion of the “natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”

Lombardi noted that the media storm resulted specifically from the pope’s comments on traditional marriage. “This has happened,” he said, “because the pope, in a short passage, returns to the vision of marriage between a man and a woman as profoundly different from radically other forms of union, and states that this difference is recognizable by human reason.”

The Vatican Press Office Director said that the “the Church never tires of stressing” its pro-life and pro-family views, even “at a time when this point is being challenged and even attacked from several quarters in many different countries.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: gaystapo; homosexualagenda; intimidation; liberalmedia; profamily

1 posted on 12/21/2012 11:52:04 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

We stand with him....100%.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 11:54:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow

We all need to shout louder than the screaming-faced minorities of every special interest in this country.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 11:55:15 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: marshmallow
Good. I'd like to see every one of its victims start calling out the news media by name.

Long past time to begin informing Americans what they should think about the MSM.

4 posted on 12/21/2012 11:57:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: marshmallow

Do we actually have a pope with testicles and testoterone????
someone that will actually stand up for the church???

We need a pope with the proverbial bull whip used by Jesus Christ. Yes Jesus was about love but he also wanted the church sanitized.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 11:57:41 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: marshmallow

Mega dittoes, Il Papa!!


6 posted on 12/21/2012 12:03:07 PM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: marshmallow

This Southern Baptist stands with the Pope 100%.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 12:04:32 PM PST by ohioman
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To: dirtymac

“We need a pope with the proverbial bull whip used by Jesus Christ. Yes Jesus was about love but he also wanted the church sanitized.”

If he were to publically excommunicate the likes of Pelosi, Biden, etc I might start going back to church!


8 posted on 12/21/2012 12:05:50 PM PST by jimmyo57
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To: marshmallow

I ain’t Catholic but this is the right thing to do. The MSM keeps pushing their immorality everyday.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 12:05:55 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: marshmallow

HABEMUS PAPAM!


10 posted on 12/21/2012 12:09:57 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (He's xvi, / He's beautiful, / And he's mine.)
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To: marshmallow
"...and states that this difference is recognizable by human reason.”

Key phrase here. The Christian position on marriage isn't just a religious one, but one based on nature and right reason. In other words, just a good common sense conclusion based on observation and thinking, rather than emoting. Romans 1 and Wisdom 13 lay this out very clearly.

11 posted on 12/21/2012 12:17:38 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis
... based on observation and thinking, rather than emoting. Romans 1 and Wisdom 13

Sorry, there is no higher standard of truth and ethics than the word of God and it is cultural suicide to place fallen reason above it. I for one will stand on the word and will not be shamed, shouted or ridiculed off of that one certain revelation of God. The consequences of a sin are not the basis for it to be named a sin, it is sin because it transgress the law/word of God. The temporal consequences are a gracious reminder that the eternal consequences of sin are real and that fallen men need mercy that can only come through the sacrifice of Christ.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

12 posted on 12/21/2012 12:49:25 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: skeeter
the MSM(sic).

The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - is composed of leftists. Leftists don't reflect and don't represent the mainstream. Why are you perpetuating the myth that they do?

13 posted on 12/21/2012 12:54:02 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I get your point, but I never read the “mainstream” in MSM to mean mainstream of public thinking, but mainstream of the media industry.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 1:42:42 PM PST by skeeter
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To: marshmallow

In the document the Holy Father also calls Pro-Lifers “true peacemakers” and supporters of abortion, defenders of a “false peace”. Amen!


15 posted on 12/21/2012 1:50:07 PM PST by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: marshmallow

Brave Papa!


16 posted on 12/21/2012 1:54:12 PM PST by onedoug
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To: MDLION

Indeed. Der PanzerKardinel!


17 posted on 12/21/2012 2:04:26 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: DaveyB

Wisdom 13 is in the Roman Catholic Bibles.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 2:26:19 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: DaveyB

You might want to read 1 Timothy 3:15.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 3:56:24 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
You might want to read 1 Timothy 3:15.

I guess I really don't know what it is your are trying to say. I'm reiterating 2 Timothy 3:15-17 ...and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

All Scripture is given for among other things for correction and it is sufficient for every good work. So I guess I'm kinda missing your point. I hope you are not blaspheming by claiming that RCC is the ground and pillar of the truth with supremacy over the Word. Ground and pillar of the truth is not the same as the truth. It is a subtle idolatry that worships the church and not the Lord over the church.

20 posted on 12/21/2012 4:52:11 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: marshmallow
But for every "Pope" there are five "Arch Bishops of Canterbury".

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 5:36:43 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: DaveyB

You wrote:

“So I guess I’m kinda missing your point.”

That’s not surprising. It was obvious after all.

“I hope you are not blaspheming by claiming that RCC is the ground and pillar of the truth with supremacy over the Word.”

The Catholic Church is the Church of the New Testament. No one claims the Church has “supremacy over the Word” - except anti-Catholic bigots of course.

“Ground and pillar of the truth is not the same as the truth.”

It’s inseparable from it.

“It is a subtle idolatry that worships the church and not the Lord over the church.”

It’s an unsubtle idolatry when anti-Catholic bigots worship the Bible (or their own interpretation of it) and not the Lord.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 7:01:16 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: ohioman

Indeed. So does this PCA(Presbyterian Church in America)-er on this issue.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 5:43:51 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: DaveyB
Sorry, there is no higher standard of truth and ethics than the word of God and it is cultural suicide to place fallen reason above it.

You are completely missing the argument.

There are propositions which can only be known by revelation, that is, only proven from Scripture.

There are also propositions which can be proven from Scripture, but can also be proven from right reason without recourse to Scripture. That's not setting reason over Scripture, it's only asserting that some truths can be known even without the light of revelation, and were known before it. And because of that, they impose an obligation of belief and obedience even on people who don't accept, or don't have the opportunity to hear, Christian revelation. The proposition that two men can't marry each other is a fine example of what I'm talking about.

And how do I know this? I know it because the Bible teaches it, in Romans 1:18-21 and 2:13.

24 posted on 12/22/2012 7:41:02 PM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Campion
You are completely missing the argument.

I do not believe I am "missing" the argument, but disagreeing. I disagree that natural law and human reason are better suited where the scripture is already clear. To appeal to reason where the scripture is clear and explicit serves to make reason man's ultimate appeal and standard displacing God and His word. The problem is not that homosexuals cannot understand God's word, but that the do not fear Him and are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness. Their deeds are evil, not just bad logic. It is the explicit law of God not the subjective law of nature that they have violated and for which they stand condemned. Christ came not because men were fallacious in their thinking, that their syllogisms had improper form and conditions, but because they transgressed His law. Because they were sinners their thinking became corrupt and creation was likewise corrupted such that the grass withers and flowers fall, but the word of the LORD stands forever.

I am not even disagreeing that natural law used correctly is adequate to condemn homosexuality. I do not want to win the battle and set-back the war. Humanism advances as the soldiers of natural-law and human reason find the Word of God no longer the standard issue sword.

25 posted on 12/23/2012 6:38:58 AM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: marshmallow

Uh, how many tank divisions does the Pope have? Seriously, the Catholic Church has been on the losing end of every conflict in the western world for the past 300 years. An impotent paper tiger in robes.


26 posted on 12/23/2012 6:48:04 AM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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