Monday, January 19, 2015

Pope Francis: Something to Anger Everyone

That's my new drop phrase: Something to anger everyone. Witness:

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Pope Francis stressed that, despite church doctrine against contraception, Catholics fail to practice "responsible parenthood" when they have too many children.

He also denounced the teaching of "gender theory" in schools, likening it to indoctrination of children by the Nazis and fascists.

And pissing off both providentialists and prochoicers:

But "this does not mean a Christian must make children one after another," the pope said, citing the case of a woman who became pregnant an eighth time after giving birth to seven children via cesarean section. 
"Does she want to leave seven orphans?" he said. "This is tempting God."

I dunno Holy Father, her OBGYN might think otherwise and hey... who are you to judge? :)

[And seven c-sections sounds like martyrdom to me, ugh. Full disclosure: I've had four.]

And you can be sure Catholics are angry about everything he said. There's no pleasing us. Everything he says is right there in the Catechism, but there's no pleasing us.