Pope Francis Reportedly Told a Gay Man "God Made You Like This"

Annette Crawford
May 22, 2018

Fr. James Martin, the author of "Building a Bridge", told The Times that Francis' reported comments are a "big deal" because it is likely the first time the pope made a comment "about gay people being born that way".

After apologizing to the Gay community in 2016, Pope Francis continues on his righteous path in telling one victim of clerical sexual abuse (abuse conducted by clergymen) that his sexuality "does not matter".

Cruz said the issue of his sexual orientation was raised as some of the bishops attempted to paint him as a pervert who was lying about the abuse.

He added: "Let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love". While God loves all persons as they are, He never wills that people act on disordered or sinful desires. "You have to be happy with who you are".

Be clear, the Catholic Church has done absolutely no favors around homosexuality and the scandal of priests molesting young boys feeds directly into those archaic views.

In addition, there was a time not so long ago when the Catholic Church officially taught that sexual orientation was not something people choose, the implication being it was how God made them.

A year later, Pope Francis released the 256-page document "The Joy of Love", which encouraged individual conscience to be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life.

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" the pope said at the time.

Lamb said that the Pope's remarks to Cruz go "beyond 'who am I to judge?' to 'you are loved by God'".

"Our hope, though, is that Pope Francis would say these words publicly, not just in the context of a private conversation".

Pope Francis meets Chilean bishops at the Vatican, May 15, 2018.

Cruz is one of three victims of Father Fernando Karadima who were in Rome in late April for three days of meetings with Francis.

That was the reflection offered by Pope Francis during the Mass celebrated in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta for the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Even if the words reported are exactly as the pope said them, they still do not indicate a change in official teaching, but they do represent a major change in pastoral attitude and practice. Her research shows that a bishop in the 1100s called Mary, Mother of the Church and Pope Leo XIII's encyclical on the Rosary said that Mary at Pentecost was "in very truth, the mother of the Church, the teacher and queen of the apostles". "I told him that it enraged me, because I continue to believe, loving the Church, thinking that this can change".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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