The Pope speaks some inconvenient truths

And the media, for the most part, ignore him.  Sandro Magister, however, reports:

Over the span of 36 hours, between Thursday the 10th and Friday the 11th of April, Pope Francis lashed out – and not for the first time – against the “dictatorship of uniform thought” that suppresses “the freedom of nations, the freedom of the people, freedom of conscience.”

He then forcefully defended “the right of children to grow up in a family with a dad and a mom, in relation to the masculinity and femininity of a father and a mother, thus preparing affective maturity.”

He furthermore expressed the toughest of views on “the horrors of educational manipulation” that “with the pretense of modernity pushes children and young people to walk the dictatorial path of the single form of thought.” And he added the testimony of a “great educator” who had told him a few days earlier, referring to concrete projects of education: “At times one cannot tell with these projects if one is sending a child to school or to a reeducation camp.”

And finally he reiterated his opposition to the killing of all “unborn life in the mother’s womb,” citing the summary judgment of Vatican Council II: “Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”

The references to events, to laws, to judicial decisions, to opinion campaigns attributable to “gender” ideology, in the news recently in Italy, France, and other countries, were transparent in the words of Pope Francis.

But in the media in general his warnings had practically no impact. As if they were a pure abstraction, with no influence on reality and foreign to any judgment. Because the key to explaining everything – in the media’s narration of Pope Francis – is by now the “who am I to judge?” spoken by the pope for the first time during the press conference on the return flight from Rio de Janeiro and a second time in the interview with “La Civiltà Cattolica,” in reference to the homosexual who “is of good will and is in search of God.”

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1 Response to The Pope speaks some inconvenient truths

  1. Rev22:17 says:

    Deborah,

    From your quotation: But in the media in general his warnings had practically no impact. As if they were a pure abstraction, with no influence on reality and foreign to any judgment.

    Yup, selective reporting all over again.

    What fits the major media’s story line create gets reported and emphasized, while does not fit the major media’s story line goes unreported or gets buried in some obscure place. Here in the States, radio talk host Rush Limbaugh rose to prominence simply by reading over the air waves the stories that the New York Times had buried on Page 55, to which most Times readers never got, thus giving prominence to what the New York Times had hoped to obscure.

    Norm.

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