Thursday, September 19, 2013
Pope Francis Criticizes Catholic Church for Being "Obsessed" with Abortion and Contraception
The New York Times: Pope, Criticizing Narrow Focus, Calls for Church as ‘Home for All’, by Laurie Goodstein:
Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.
His surprising comments came in a lengthy interview in which he criticized the church for putting dogma before love, and for prioritizing moral doctrines over serving the poor and marginalized. . . .