Saturday 25 March 2017

Church should not be afraid to speak out on its own truth

Pope Francis criticised a same-sex marriage bill in 2010, when he was a cardinal
Pope Francis criticised a same-sex marriage bill in 2010, when he was a cardinal
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While Nigerian priest Father Joseph Okere appears to have incurred the wrath of his bishop, Bishop Francis Duffy, after he said those who voted Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum were "devil worshippers", he finds himself in good company.

On July 8, 2010 the 'Buenos Aires Herald' ran an article with the headline "Bergoglio accuses same-sex marriage bill of 'being Satan's work to destroy God's plan.'" The then Cardinal Bergoglio, who is now Pope Francis, said same-sex "marriage" was "a move by the devil, looking to confuse and deceive all children of God."

Is the church to oppose same-sex marriage and be hated or to condone it and be popular? Sadly, many in Ireland do not believe in Christ.

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