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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 07:27 PM

187. Exactly . . .

As I pointed out in another post, Roman Catholics are not, and historically have not been, biblical literalists.

In any case, it is a bit foolish to get excited every time Pope Francis says something that sounds more hopeful or progressive coming from the Church. As his recent statements calling for greater tolerance for LGBT folks and a more pastoral approach to those have been divorced (statements which the bishops quashed like a bug) demonstrate, his statements don't mean jack shit against the institutional intertia of the Church.

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