Monday, January 19, 2015

Pope Francis: "Some think that being a good Catholic means breeding like rabbits.”

Another plane ride, another dumb statement.

He talked about contraception and responsible parenthood denouncing the neo-Malthusian theory in favour of birth control. But regarding child birth he also said: Some think that being a good Catholic means breeding like rabbits...adding the Church promoted "responsible parenthood".

The man is making it impossible for women to be an effective witness of living the Magnificat.

The Spectator made the Pope's Statement into the eleventh commandment: Catholics must not breed like rabbits said the pope and yes you read that right.

The National Catholic Distorter actually goes further: he pontiff has also made what appears to be an unprecedented statement that Catholics may have a moral responsibility to limit the number of their children....

Telling the story of a woman he met in a parish in Rome several months ago who had given birth to seven children via Cesarean section and was pregnant with an eighth, Francis asked: "Does she want to leave the seven orphans?"

"This is to tempt God," he said, adding later: "That is an irresponsibility." Catholics, the pope said, should speak of "responsible parenthood."

"How do we do this?" Francis asked. "With dialogue. Each person with his pastor seeks how to do that responsible parenthood."

"God gives you methods to be responsible,"

Damien gets the gist of what the Pope probably meant to convey:

I know what he means. I think. Contraception and family planning are fine so long as you don’t artificially block procreation. But the subliminal and unintended messages are (a) that Catholics have a reputation for breeding like rabbits and (b) birth control is OK, full stop.

Now, I won’t pretend that I’ve ever agreed with the Church on the wickedness of the pill, but better Catholics than me who observe Humanae Vitae to the letter will be dismayed. Because they know that the media will seize on this interview as evidence that Francis is softening Church teaching.

Do you think it's the thin oxygen in high altitudes?

Might be time for some Sea Bands around the lips before getting on a plane.

This was my favorite quote:

Speaking about corruption, he disclosed that, in his native Argentina in 1994, he almost kicked two government bureaucrats "where the sun doesn't shine" after they tried to involve him in a kickback scheme.

I'm beginning to feel like kicking him where the sun doesn't shine. LOL.

When he comes to the US, maybe we could lead his motorcade to an intensive Dale Carnegie course.

The Holy Father also recommended the journalists read Lord of the World.

He obviously knows where the diabolical disorientation has taken the village idiots. God help them!


Anonymous said...

I always think that there isn't anything left for Francis to say or do that will shock me.

But there always is.

Edison Frisbee said...

This guy is afflicted with verbal diarrhea....until he says something ex cathedra he is on my ignore list (for my sanity's sake).

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Lack of oxygen at high altitudes? I was thinking the same thing. I hadn't even got to the climate change crap from the previous plane trip. Planes and microphones are a deadly combination with him.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this man! Why doesn't he spend his airtime praying! Oh holy smokes!

'DIS & 'DAT said...

Pope Francis in his remarks on Catholic marriage morality seems to undermine doctrine with his absurd comments on practice, e.g., breeding like rabbits. The problem, especially in Europe, is that Catholics are hardly breeding at all.

Michael Dowd

Anonymous said...

Rumors are floating about in Rome that he might call Vatican III isnt that a delightful prospect!!!!!... Our Lady of Fatima , Ora Pro Nobis!

JB said...

Rorate posted an article by an Argentinian when Francis was elected. He said he was "coarse" and "rude" and frequently ambiguous and even unintelligible.

Everything in that article has proven to be accurate.

Dymphna said...

A whole lot of people need to apologize to Rorate and their Argentine sources. Unless the pope is speaking infallibly I am going to ignore him for my own good.