“In passing it is well to remark that it is impossible today to re-establish under the same form all the institutions which have been useful and even the only effective ones in past centuries, so numerous the new needs which changing circumstances keep producing. But the Church in its long history and on every occasion has wisely shown that she possesses the marvelous power of adapting herself to the changing conditions of civil society. Thus, while preserving the integrity and immutability of faith and morals and upholding her sacred rights, she easily bends and accommodates herself to all the unessential and accidental circumstances belonging to various stages of civilization and to the new requirements of civil society”

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Pope St. Pius X

Il Fermo Proposito, 9

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Pedro Gabriel, MD, is a Catholic layman and physician, born and residing in Portugal. He is a medical oncologist, currently employed in a Portuguese public hospital. A published writer of Catholic novels with a Tolkienite flavor, he is also a parish reader and a former catechist. He seeks to better understand the relationship of God and Man by putting the lens on the frailty of the human condition, be it physical and spiritual. He also wishes to provide a fresh perspective of current Church and World affairs from the point of view of a small western European country, highly secularized but also highly Catholic by tradition.

Which Pope said this?

2 Responses

  1. pat says:

    Well, of course it was Francis. There’s no mention of God or sin. Just a lament that rainbows don’t shine as bright when you stick a knife in a baby’s skull as it is being born. You expect the pope to mention the law of God??? in relation to such a demonic practice??? that would be embarrassing right? almost as if he thought that God had a right to be respected in civil law? Hello… it’s not the 12th century anymore, right?

    Can’t condemn it, can’t call out those who promote it, like we do with the pro-borders crowd, but at least we can warn them about those rainbows not shining so bright.

    which pope said this – “lay off the gays and abortions” – the same pope that gave a medal to the notorious pro abortion politician. But, I understand, after the last week, there has been a lot of damage control being done on behalf of some pretty lame prelates over abortion, so the pope must have his due too.

    • Mike Lewis says:

      Pat, I say this in all charity: you need help. I don’t know who you are, or your state in life, but there are services and ministries dedicated to helping people who are filled with anger and rage, and I pray that you avail yourself of one of these ministries.

      You will be in our prayers, and if you would like to reach out to me confidentially for help in finding these services, please email me, send me a message via Facebook, or use our “contact” page.

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