Wednesday, March 13, 2013

All Things Pope

Really...it's too be expected.

Image and quotes from Towleroad

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been chosen as the new pope.

He will be called Francis.

USA Today:

[Bergoglio] [c]ouldn't prevent Argentina from becoming the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage or stop its president, Cristina Fernandez, from promoting free contraception and artificial insemination. When Bergoglio argued that gay adoptions discriminate against children, Fernandez compared his tone to "medieval times and the Inquisition."

Bergoglio called gay marriage "the destructive attempt to end God's plan."

Bergoglio began “I write these lines to each of you who are in the four monasteries of Buenos Aires. The people of Argentina will face in the coming weeks, a situation whose outcome may seriously injure the family. This is the bill on marriage for same sex."

Then he added, “At stake are the lives of many children who are discriminated against in advance by depriving them of human growth that God wanted to given with a father and a mother. At stake is a total rejection of the law of God, engraved in our hearts as well”.

The Archbishop stated flatly “we are not naive: it is not just a political struggle is a destructive attempt to God’s plan. It is not just a bill (this is only the instrument) but a ‘move’ from the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

Just before this announcement, Towleroad posted about a Kickstarter-funded documentary about Alfredo Ormando who set himself on fire in St. Peter's Square in 1998.

Also, via BuzzFeed

Pink smoke was released during the conclave to protest the ban on woman priests.

Truly, it's nice to see that no matter how much things change, they always stay the same.

4 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

And I guess I'm not at all surprised. Old. White. Conservative.

Writer said...

Well...at least not lily white, but still seemingly out of touch with the country from where he came. :\

Tamayn Irraniah said...

I'm just going to have to classify this as amused. They could put in a Namibian or an Indonesian, but the simple fact is he's spouting the same hate. Thanks for giving me an update on this. Better the devil that you know.


If they would have had Pope Sharon Needles, maybe it's another story: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/03/papal-conclave-explained-in-reality-tv-metaphors.html?mid=upworthy

Writer said...

Tamayn, I'd be down for Pope Sharon! :)