Pope Francis recently wrote a letter to pro-LGBT priest James Martin, SJ in support of his ministry, telling him to “continue this way.” 

The Pope wrote: 

“I want to thank you for your pastoral zeal and your ability to be close to people, with the closeness that Jesus had, and which reflects the closeness of God. God’s ‘style’ has three elements: closeness, compassion and tenderness. This is how he comes closer to each one of us. Thinking about your pastoral work, I see that you are continually seeking to imitate this style of God. You are a priest for all, just as God is a Father for all. I pray for you to continue this way, being close, compassionate and with great tenderness. And I pray for your faithful, your ‘flock’ and all those whom the Lord places in your care, so that you protect them, and make them grow in the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Catholic.com reports that “Others have reported that Pope Francis used the Spanish “todos y todas” in place of all above to make a gender inclusive point, seen in Martin’s unofficial translation of the letter as “men and women.”

This is just the latest contradiction in the Vatican on gay issues, with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith previously issuing a rare statement denying Church blessings for civil unions between same-sex partners.

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Greta
Greta
3 months ago

As a life long catholic, this pope makes me rethink my religion. He isn’t a real pope and needs to step down. I won’t be funding any of his special collections.

carefugee
carefugee
3 months ago
Reply to  Greta

Good for you; I rethought my Catholicism back in 1975 and never looked back.

Richard Suhr
Richard Suhr
3 months ago
Reply to  carefugee

The Catholic faith is not the problem. The wishy washy Pope and some Bishops and Cardinals are the problems in the Catholic faith.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
3 months ago

And, Satan has spoken!

Crystal
Crystal
3 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

His False Prophet has…

Crystal
Crystal
3 months ago

No doubt now where the false prophet will be coming from…

Melissa
Melissa
3 months ago

It states in the Bible that God knows us while we are in the womb. If this is in the Bible than God knows that person will be gay. God loves all no matter. ln my teens through to mid 30o’s I was against gay ppl. To me it was so wrong in many ways. As I have grown older and have cousins, neices, nephews that are gay and have talked to them, I no longer think that way. They struggle with how they feel towards other men and women. Going through their teen yrs are hard not understanding why they have feelings of the same sex. It’s a real struggle for them. They just want to be treated like a normal person. If God don’t judge them why do we? Ppl say it’s a choice they want to be gay, I use to think that but not anymore. It’s hard for ppl to accept those that are different or what ppl sees as a sin. But yet don’t want to look at themselves for the sins they commit in God’s eyes. Just think of everyday things ppl do that’s a sin but yet to them its not. Are we any different. Is ppl life’s 100% sin free? Mines not. Jesus said to the ppl when the ppl was going to stone a woman for adultery ““Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Maybe ppl needs to thinks abt that. There will be many that won’t like what I said but I’m to old to care what others think. To me Life is way to short to b or say so judgemental, worry abt what others think, and stay away from the drama.

elemteacher
elemteacher
3 months ago
Reply to  Melissa

Melissa, there definitely IS a trend out there for younger people to embrace homosexuality. By doing so, some see themselves as being rebels or trendsetters. They seek attention and, of course, the right to be victimized. This DOES happen, but I don’t think it happens anywhere near the majority of cases. Most people struggling with this issue are genuinely caught up in something they didn’t ask for. I truly believe the devil has found and expounded upon a new way to lure people away from God. Gotta give him kudos–he’s really good at that (he’s had a lot of practice). God’s Word is clear in His intentions for how the sexes are to love each other. When this is attacked at such a gut level, we really have to have compassion for the people who find themselves placed between a rock and a hard place. They are tempted beyond what others must face to live in a lifestyle that goes against God’s plan for us. Their sin is not worse that other peoples’ sins. There are no bigger or lesser sins. All sin condemns–even the smallest. Melissa, I’m an overeater. I guess I’d have to call myself a glutton. (I REALLY don’t like that word, but there it is.) When I overeat, this is a sin. i struggle with it everyday. EVERY. DAY. Right now I’m losing the battle, and I’m crying as I write this because it’s REALLY not fun. However, here’s the point I want to make. Saying that overeating is something I was just born with (and I was) and then saying that since it’s not fair that I was born this way, so I shouldn’t be held accountable for what I do–that simply is not acceptable. :Like it or not, I have to continue fighting what comes very naturally to me. To give in to it is to sin. People who tell homosexuals that they support their lifestyle, while probably meaning to be helpful, are actually furthering these people in going against God’s will, and the devil is cheering them on. Yes, love them. Yes, support them in their struggle. Yes, let them know that when they fail, God forgives and still loves them. But do not tell them that since they feel the way they do, they have to right give in and follow their own law instead of God’s. If you see a morbidly obese person, do you say, “Well, since you’re already big as a house, go ahead and eat the whole pie.”? Obviously not. Neither should you “celebrate” the fact that a person who is facing a terrible temptation has decided to completely give in and go against God’s Word.

This “Pride Month” is probably one of the saddest things to ever happen to mankind. It’s saying that “I’m a sinner, and since I will always be a sinner, I’m not even going to fight it.” We WILL always be sinners, but those who truly love the Lord strive to live the way He wants us to live. To do otherwise is to forsake His salvation.

Trish
Trish
3 months ago
Reply to  Melissa

And yet, Jesus, our Lord said they would not enter the kingdom of God. You really need to read the New Testament, as does the fake pope.

agiletz
agiletz
3 months ago

apparently this man preaches from the bible of Satan – the Holy Bilble is very clear many times throughout about a man lying with a man and a woman lying with a woman. I am NOT Catholic, but I truly wonder about those who are and their feelings on the subject.

George
George
3 months ago

The great Catholic Joe Biden just made a nomination for pure scum who calls unborn children, environmental hazard. Giving communion to a person who is not sorry for their sins and will wholeheartedly continue infanticide, makes the giver as guilty as the person receiving. How can anyone especially the pope refer to the unborn as not a life given by God. I never question my faith, other than being a sinner that I am sorry for but I do question others and pray for them as they defy God as if they are God themselves.

Regmgr
Regmgr
3 months ago

The Heretic in the Vatican is a Marxist at heart!