Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sometimes some things ...

... are better left unsaid. 

But I really feel for the 5, 6 and 8 children families whom I know that are terribly offended right now.

We got what we deserved, not what we needed.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Francis is a total disgrace to the church! Some people called for his impeachment...

Anonymous said...

The Pope only said like rabbits which simply means irresponsible and mind you as humans we sometimes are. I come from a family of eight and I don't feel offended. Unfortunately many meanings are lost in translation and this one most certainly is. The media using the term "breeding like rabbits" is not what the Pope said and is not in the text. Please, we should all read with discretion and an understanding that languages sometimes are the "tower of Babel". Gos bless us!

Vox Cantoris said...

The fact that the Vicar of Christ would use such a statement is the problem. In my part of Canada it was another word put in front of "rabbits" and it started with F.

He also "reprimanded" the woman that had the cesarean births. This was callous and yes, the word in Italian meant to rebuke.

The media is not the problem in this, it is the Pope's desire to speak without notes and off the cuff.

We have a right to point this out.

The Pope is not infallible in these matters.

Derek Brown said...

The statements about the woman who had cesarean births really bothered me. How many women die during cesareans? It's not reasonable to say that she is tempting God and going to leave her children as orphans. She isn't taking any unreasonable risks.

What that woman is doing, is living out the faith, in faith. This reminds me of a dear priest friend of my family. He is number 17 of 22 children. No twins or triplets. 22 pregnancies and 22 babies. He says the world, even then, would tell them they were crazy, selfish, and irresponsible. They were poor, but never went hungry. God always provided. He was stricken with illness as a child, which left him blind. His parents were criticized when he was ill for going into debt from the months he spent in the hospital. "Let him go, you have so many other kids that need you. He's going to die anyways". His parents weren't just pro life, they were pro love. They had 22 living testimonies to their love.
If the world had its way, he wouldn't have been born. Nor would he have survived his childhood illness. He was ordained a blind priest by a special papal permission (blindness is an impedance to ordination). He travels the world, gives parish missions and writes books. Never have I seen a priest that has brought so many souls back to the sacrament of confession. The brokenness and rejection he has endured has the ability to reach the hearts of the broken and rejected, and return them home to the Church.

Every life is sacred and precious. Every sacrifice to protect life is sacred and precious.

Derek Brown said...

The statements about the woman who had cesarean births really bothered me. How many women die during cesareans? It's not reasonable to say that she is tempting God and going to leave her children as orphans. She isn't taking any unreasonable risks.

What that woman is doing, is living out the faith, in faith. This reminds me of a dear priest friend of my family. He is number 17 of 22 children. No twins or triplets. 22 pregnancies and 22 babies. He says the world, even then, would tell them they were crazy, selfish, and irresponsible. They were poor, but never went hungry. God always provided. He was stricken with illness as a child, which left him blind. His parents were criticized when he was ill for going into debt from the months he spent in the hospital. "Let him go, you have so many other kids that need you. He's going to die anyways". His parents weren't just pro life, they were pro love. They had 22 living testimonies to their love.
If the world had its way, he wouldn't have been born. Nor would he have survived his childhood illness. He was ordained a blind priest by a special papal permission (blindness is an impedance to ordination). He travels the world, gives parish missions and writes books. Never have I seen a priest that has brought so many souls back to the sacrament of confession. The brokenness and rejection he has endured has the ability to reach the hearts of the broken and rejected, and return them home to the Church.

Every life is sacred and precious. Every sacrifice to protect life is sacred and precious.