THIS HAS BEEN FOUND BY Snopes and Catholic sites to be a hoax/satire….
Thanks to Ron for this one….very interesting that after all the blood on the Catholic Church’s hands for killing people and threatening them to go to hell, the Pope is now proclaiming the infinite love of God!!! Can definitely be seen two ways, can’t it? Either way, change is afoot!-A.M.
One man who is out to open many old “secrets” in the Catholic church is Pope Francis. Some of the
beliefs that are held in the church but contrary to the loving nature of God are now being set aside by
the Pope who was recently name The Man of The Year by TIME Magazine…..
In his latest revelations, Pope Francis said:
“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding
of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is
incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity.
God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a
literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be
united in love with God.”
In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis declared that:
“All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other
kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful.
Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough
for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals,
even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”
In the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in the
Vatican City, in discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and
dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council
was concluded in 1962.
The Third Vatican Council concluded with Pope Francis announcing that…
The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and
changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts
of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an
active participant in the redemption of humanity.”
One statement in the Pope’s speech has sent traditionalists into a fit of confusion and hysteria…
love and kindness in the world, we touch our own divinity and recognize it. The Bible is a beautiful
holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated. Some even call for
intolerance or judgement. The time has come to see these verses as later interpolations, contrary
to the message of love and truth, which otherwise radiates through scripture. In accordance with
our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests. In the future,it is my hope that we will have a woman pope one day. Let no door be closed to women that is open to men!”