Monday, January 13, 2014

Pope Francis: Abortion 'Horrific'

Pope Francis, the darling of the Left, may have turned off of some his fans.

He had the audacity to reiterate what popes before him have declared: Abortion is HORRIFIC.

From NBC News:

Pope Francis made his toughest remarks to date on abortion when he called the practice "horrific" on Monday.

"It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," the pontiff said during his yearly address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his "State of the World" address.

Conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church had previously accused the pope of not speaking out forcefully enough against abortion.

While showing no signs of changing the Church's position against abortion, Francis has not spoken out against it as sternly or as repeatedly as his predecessors Pope Benedict XVI and the late John Paul II since his election in March.
The notion that Pope Francis would change the Church's position against abortion is absurd. The Leftists under the impression that Pope Francis planned to reject or simply ignore the immorality of the killing of the unborn could not have been more wrong. Duh.
...His stance favoring mercy over condemnation has disoriented conservative Catholics, notably in rich countries such as the United States, where the Catholic Church has become polarized on issues such as abortion.
Mercy over condemnation is a cornerstone of the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul didn't condemn. They favored mercy, like Jesus. Good grief.

The cluelessness of the mainstream media and other Leftists is frustrating. They are so uninformed.

I'm glad Pope Francis stated unequivocally that it's "horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day."

I assume that statement is clear enough for even the Leftists to understand. They can't twist his words to be a signal that the Church is changing its stance on abortion.

Then again, I may be assuming too much.