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12/26/2013 10:28:00 AM
Pope Francis

To the editor:

Ken Kressin conveniently leaves out some significant statements from Pope Francis. Quotes like "68% of Catholics agree" are bogus because they always include cafeteria Catholics. Let me disappoint with some more of his statements.

In September, the pope said "a good Catholic meddles in politics." He condemned abortion as representative of our "throwaway culture."

"The moral problem with abortion is of a pre-religious nature because the genetic code of the person is present at the moment of conception. I separate the issue of abortion from any religious concept. It is a scientific problem. To not allow further progress in the development of a human being that already has the entire genetic code of a human being is not ethical. The right to life is the first human right. Abortion is killing someone that cannot defend himself.

"At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother, and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God's law engraved in our hearts.

"Let us not be naive: this is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God's plan. It is not just a bill (a mere instrument) but a 'move' of the father of lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."

It appears that abortion is still the killing of innocent, defenseless humans on the altar of convenience and homosexual acts are still deviant sexual behavior that is patently disordered. The Pope's conveniently cherry picked quotes were not a change in doctrine but for a broader emphasis.

In God we trust,

Ray LoPresto

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