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Pope Gets Preachy About Gays, Abortion in Spain

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Posted on Nov 8, 2010
AP / Osservatore Romano, HO

Pope Benedict XVI walks with his pastoral staff outside the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday.

While in Barcelona, Spain, to dedicate Antoni Gaudi’s famous, yet unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica, Pope Benedict XVI got down to some unfinished business of his own, zeroing in on a short list of favorite family values issues he sees as causes for concern in a country that once seemed far more set on getting with the Catholic program than it does in this more secular era.  —KA

AP via Yahoo News:

Benedict has focused much of his pontificate on trying to fight secular trends in the West such as the legal recognition of same-sex unions. He has visited Spain twice and has a third trip planned next year, an indication he sees this once staunchly Roman Catholic country as a battleground for the future of the faithful in Europe.

During his homily Sunday, Benedict noted that the church of the Sagrada Familia — a soaring, Art Nouveau basilica with sandcastle-like spires — was initially conceived of as a temple to the sacred family of its name, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

He railed against same-sex marriage and divorce, saying families are built on the “indissoluble love of a man and a woman” who should be provided with financial and social benefits from governments. He criticized policies allowing for abortions, saying “the life of children (must) be defended as sacred and inviolable from the moment of their conception.”

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By frecklefever, November 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CONDEMNED JOAN OF ARC TO A FIENDISH
DEATH…THEN LATER DECLARED HER A SAINT…BUT STILL THE POPE WAS
INFALLIBLE….” LAW IS THE POPES MIDDLE FINGER CAUGHT IN THE JAM “...

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By johnnyfarout, November 9, 2010 at 11:28 am Link to this comment

berniem said it all for me. I’m tired of goddamn christians.

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By purplewolf, November 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm Link to this comment

Mayfly: “After birth, apparently the church considers children not sacred and certainly not viable(?)”

After birth, they are fair game for all the professional pedophiliac priests of the Catholic church to do with what they want all in the name of their false idol.

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By pheldespat, November 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm Link to this comment
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A pedophile-protector has no moral authority whatsoever. A pedophile-protector cannot tell others what is right and what is wrong. A pedophile-protector should be tried by court and put in jail.

The Pope knew about dozens of cases of pedophile priests and, what did he do? Hide the horrible abuses. He didn’t put those monsters in the hands of justice. He just shuffled them around from diocese to diocese.

Shame on the Pope.

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By David Fisher, November 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm Link to this comment
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Excited about gays? The Last Supper is supposed to be a Jewish seder which took place before Christianity was invented. I’ve been to many Jewish seders, and all had women there. No gals in the painting of the last supper. Looks to me like a bunch of Jewish homosexuals hanging out & having a fine time. That’s great but don’t get excited about gays.

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By Mayfly, November 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm Link to this comment

The Pope is all for defending the life of children “as sacred and inviolable from the moment of conception” to the moment of birth, I guess.

After birth, apparently the Church considers children not sacred and certainly violable.

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By Queenie, November 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

The pope is such a joke, I keep waiting for The Black Adder to pop up.

Until that happens his popeishness can kiss my soft and fluffy arse end.

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By berniem, November 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment

This anachronistic buffoon never fails to make my skin crawl, preaching love and peace and whatever all the while spewing hate and divisiveness. This person and his band of misogynistic misanthropes have no concept of the human condition and the modern world preferring to live in the demented view of some glorious past where some fantasy derived dictator-in-chief picked winners and losers on a whim while doling out pain and torture to satisfy itself as to their undying devotion! What nonsense and absoulute garbage! It’s truly unfortunate that people are so greedy for an eternity of paradise that they’ll fall for whatever line of BS has been beaten into their skulls since infancy and now don’t have the guts or good sense to confront the hypocrisy of the parasites purveying this trash for their own profit and power. It’s quite amusing that these self-righteous dolts accuse gays of engaging in voluntary behavior while blightly denying that prosletyzing their “faith” isn’t.

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