The Pope's visit, in just a few words

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“The pope has left the United States, but details are still coming out about his trip. Here’s a big one: Last Thursday afternoon, during his time in Washington, D.C., he met with Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has refused to perform same-sex marriages, her lawyers say.” [theatlantic.com]

 

The Pope is gone, and back in Rome

Which for awhile has been his home.

The land of the free and the home of the brave is

Where he spoke and met Kim Davis.

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  • To pick up on a Margaret Serious post, you like didn't explain why the Pope got involved with this, like when he has planned several meetings on families, including the Church's response to divorced Catholics and gay marriage.

    There may have been a point to showing mercy to imprisoned convicts, but a hereditary patronage functionary isn't in that class (at least not yet in her case).

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack if I'm reading you correctly, I believe you have made a big point, more subtly than I would.

    In other words, the Pope didn't see Mrs. Davis to show mercy on a bigot, but to celebrate 'a' Christian commitment.

    This must not sit well with those with a leftist self-identification, it disturbs the basket of goods that feeds the notion that only Democrat methodology aligns with Jesus's teachings.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    You didn't quite get my point.
    I said there was a point to showing mercy to a convict. However, there doesn't seem any explanation for why the Pope did this, especially given reports that the Vatican is denying Davis's lawyer's comments that the Vatican sought her out, and also claims that while the Pope commended conscientious objectors, he wasn't endorsing her stance as a government officer.
    Maybe this Pope was going to go all Ratzinger before he became Pope, but, again, why do that if he is convening the meeting on the subject of modern families? Speaking of that, I don't see how Sofia Vergara married Al Bundy, either.

  • In reply to jack:

    It appears Davis's lawyer has doubled down on that claim.

    Interestingly enough, the Pope also met with the nuns fighting the contraceptive provision under the ACA.
    It's being reported that he has called for the church to shift away from divisive political fights, but 'a picture paints a thousand words.'

  • Vatican dismisses priest for coming out, in the U.S. the Pope would be put in jail.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    And the archbishop dismissed the head priest envoy to the Hispanics in Des Plaines, for inappropriate relationship with a man.

    There may be more gays on N. Halsted, but the Pope runs the largest organized group of homosexuals. Apparently, Leviticus18 does not apply (or it didn't mention lie with boykind). Maybe the hierarchy should be put in jail for that, as your link didn't say that the Pope was a county clerk. But the link did indicate that the result of the synod was predetermined.

  • I must walk back my initial deduction on the Pope's support.

    The other link I posted seemed to say the priest was fired more for his politicizing than his orientation, ergo don't embarrass da Pope.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Sounds like the Pope is being put in charge of Celebrity Apprentice, although the reports were that Ahhnold was getting the job. No job security in anything, it seems.

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