My friend at "What Did the Pope Really Say" caught a link to a preliminary report of the interview that was to be released today. This too, along with so many others, promises to be a disaster. Here's a Reuter's blurb summarizing some papal remarks with the statement "communists are closet Christians".
Whether or not this summary is accurate will have to be seen in other accounts of the interview. However, some quotes deserve immediate attention - and correction. There is the incredible statement that "poverty is at the center of the Gospel".
Any Catholic child with a basic knowledge of his/her faith will know that the center of the Gospel is Jesus Christ. Yes, the Gospel does entail service to the poor, but that is ancillary to the main focus of eternal salvation. I might suggest that all who are snookered by that "social gospel" heresy take a look at Matthew 26:6-13.
I await further details with trepidation.
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