Friday, March 15, 2013
I Have Reservations
Pope Francis I has been quoted as saying that gays adopting children equates to "child abuse". I'm sorry, to me child abuse is what Catholic priests have been doing to children for decades, then covering it up and allowing pedophile priests to stay active, moving them to a new location to continue their abuse. I don't suppose a 76 yr. old priest is going to drag the whole monolithic church into the 21st century, but his 16th century views trouble me.
Then there is the Pope's refusal to speak out against Argentina's repressive and brutal junta that ruled the country from 1976 to 1983. Many people "disappeared". The new pope not only didn't speak out at the time, he has even been sued for his possible connection to the disappearance of two Jesuit priests.
Maybe he will be a great leader who will accomplish wonderful things. I think he has some skeletons that need to be addressed.