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Church could ‘fall like a house of cards’ if it doesn’t temper stances on contraception, gays and abortion, Pope says
Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all.
Six months into his papacy, Francis set out his vision for the church and his priorities as pope in a remarkably lengthy and self-critical interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit magazine.
“The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently,” Francis said. “We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Church could ‘fall like a house of cards’ if it doesn’t temper stances on contraception, gays and abortion, Pope says

Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all.

Six months into his papacy, Francis set out his vision for the church and his priorities as pope in a remarkably lengthy and self-critical interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit magazine.

“The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently,” Francis said. “We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    THIS GUY
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    I read this and ask myself, how many people will pay attention to what Pope Francis said about #GayMarriage ?? The...
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    Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t...
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    it is definitely a positive thing! A very different tone from him.Francis focus more on love with every thing he does....
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    upon a second look i still think the headline reflects the article.regardless this new pope is a breath of fresh air.to...
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    Yes.This.
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    I honestly am happy to be Catholic with him as Pope
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    I think everyone also needs to remember that his discussion of these matters was couched in the greater context of “WE...
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