Intense jockeying on gay issues precedes next week’s Catholic synod meeting

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Pope Francis and prelates attend the morning session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican on Oct. 9, 2014. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

Pope Francis and prelates attend the morning session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican on Oct. 9, 2014. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Filial Appeal is one of a number of traditionalist groups holding meetings in Rome this week to voice their views. But for every such conference, another has organized by the opposite camp.

  • Ted

    The way is narrow. Jesus says you must love everyone, as God created us, just as he did. Most people have a hard time doing so, though, and prefer to worship their favorite Bible passages, selected to reinforce their pre-existing views, rather than worship God in all, as Jesus taught. So, again, the way is narrow.

  • Mech

    The Bible teaches us that even though God is love, he is also the thrice-holy God. His love does not compromise His holiness. But some people, to indulge their sinful passions, insist on living in sin, and still, they expect Bible-believing Christians to condone their rebellious lifestyles. But these people do not understand that when faithful believers warn them of God’s wrath and judgment, these believers are indeed practicing true love.

    “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Gal 6:7-8

    The road is indeed narrow.

  • Dominic

    The Catholic Church does not give a hoot about any number of signatures on a petition that is essentially a request to validate sin. No pressure is felt on silly entreaties like this, and the world is highly ignorant of what the Church is.
    Jockeying for a position is a waste of time, for the Church is not a democratic forum…it is the Word of God.

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