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Thursday, 19 September 2013

What Did the Pope Say?

I am very tired of reading purported news or purportedly honest opinion, "So-and-so Says Such-and-Such!" following the link to what was actually said, and finding that... well, no, what you are claiming is NOT what was said.

"[Pope Francis said] The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrine."
is not
"Pope Francis faulted the Roman Catholic church for focusing too much on gays, abortion and contraception, saying the church has become "obsessed" with those issues...We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible."

A warning against a potential misstep is not a criticism of an actualized misstep.

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