Pope Warns Church Must Find Balance or Fall ‘Like House of Cards’
September 19, 2013
BIG changes are in the air…can you smell it yet? From my vantage point it doesn’t matter whether the Pope and the Vatican are sincere. Their public actions in and amongst themselves since the Pope changeover are unprecedented and represent a major shift happening now and forthcoming exponentially. ~BK
Pope Francis said the Catholic Church should not allow its bans on gay marriage, abortion and contraception to dominate its teachings, but must be a more welcoming Church where priests are understanding pastors and not cold, dogmatic bureaucrats.
In a dramatically blunt interview with Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit monthly, Francis said the Church had locked itself up in “small things, in small-minded rules”. It must find a new balance between upholding rules and demonstrating mercy, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the Church is likely to fall like a house of cards…”