FUCK! ALL! YALL! Hire a goddamned reporter who's versed in Catholic theology. https://t.co/2JSwc0ieLN
— Popehat (@Popehat) September 1, 2015
What this guy said.
The media is having another one of those weird fawning moments over something Pope Francis never said that they wish he had said. The tweet above is CNN’s reaction to the Pope’s recent “move” with regards to abortion.
He has shown no intention of retracting the Church’s opposition to abortion, but has alarmed conservatives by taking a less forceful tone on the issue than his predecessors.
Ah, no actual change, not even intention to, but apparently some nameless “conservatives” are “alarmed.” No quotes though, you’ll just have to take Reuters’s word for it that there are people opposed to contrition and forgiveness. I mean next thing you know the Pope Francis is going to start an outreach ministry to women who have had abortions!
I will admit to being skeptical of this pope, occasionally even critical. His handling of the media has been subpar, leading to confusion regarding things as severe as socialism.
This though is blatant liberal wish casting. I’ll leave the nuances to someone else to clarify, but this doesn’t even seem to me to be a super big deal in the grand scheme of things. (I see there’s a “Sean Bannion” category, so I’m sure I’ll be corrected in short order.) It’s not like he suddenly declared Nancy Pelosi to be a Catholic in Good Standing(tm).
The left has no understanding of “contrition” or for that matter confession. For them there is either “approval” or “disapproval.” So rather than seeing this for what is: continued acknowledgement that the contrite can receive forgiveness; they see it as approval and continued permission to keep acting as they always have with self-absorbed hedonism.
It fits nicely into their framework right next to Al Gore offsetting his private jet with some Carbon Credits.
Update: And Via @aaronworthing we have confirmation from MSNBC about my “approval or disapproval” bit:
They’re talking about abortion, and no. Just no. -> pic.twitter.com/7HG8DiYw8b
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 1, 2015