Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Headline: Pope Changes Church Teaching on Capital Punishment

Reverend Fathers, please talk like Francis more:
Pope Francis has delivered a fiery sermon against corruption, quoting a passage from the Bible in which Jesus said some sinners deserve to be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea.
In one of his strongest-worded homilies since he was elected in March, the Argentinean pontiff said Christians who lead “a double life” by giving money to the Church while stealing from the state are sinners who deserve to be punished.
Quoting from the Gospel of St Luke in the New Testament, he said “Jesus says: It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea.”
The Jesus who appears in the Sacred Scriptures is a far different figure than the simpering nice guy portrayed in many Sunday homilies. You don't send corrupt priests into expensive rehab programs or move them from parish to parish when they're molesting children. You give them millstone neckties.

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