Most are aware of the kerfuffle that broke out yesterday after Pope Francis said, "we cannot insist only on issues of abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods." I underlined the word "only" for a reason. Many (including some pro-life folks) seem to be passing over that word as they take in His Holiness' words. Indeed, if the word "only" had been eliminated from His Holiness' remarks, there would indeed be cause for much consternation. What he said though, is that we cannot emphasize those matters to the exclusion of the rest of the Deposit of Faith, that is, the entirety of the Church's teaching. He certainly never implied that we cannot consider them at all. Now there does remain the problem of clergy not teaching upon any of the Truths of the Faith; that shortcoming needs to be rectified, and pronto.
Today the Holy Father made very clear that he adheres to, and will promulgate the Church's teaching on the sanctity of life. Read from LifeSiteNews.
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