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By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 13, 2007

What's the most important aspect of the Pope's new apostolic exhortation? A quick Google search brought up 8 different newspaper headlines that gave top billing to the Pope's insistence that Catholic politicians must oppose same-sex marriage.

That topic is not mentioned once in the text of the Sacramentum Caritatis.

Somebody is obsessed with issues of sexuality, and it isn't the Pope.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 14, 2007 11:40 AM ET USA

    correction: Reuters did the story not their twin A.P.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 14, 2007 10:22 AM ET USA

    #83 speaks of values of respecting life from conception to natural death, family built upon marriage between a man & woman, values that are non-negotiable. It goes on to state "Catholic politicians must feel bound on the basis of a properly formed conscience to support laws inspired by values grounded in human nature. There is an objective connection here with the Eucharist." Sounds like politicans must oppose same-sex marriage. Great document, a must read. Deacon Larry

  • Posted by: - Mar. 13, 2007 12:18 PM ET USA

    Actually, the AP is doing everyone a favor, since the Pope was not even as forceful or explicit as the press. The Pope does not even specifically state that those who are publicly in sin or publicly and obstinately oppose definitive Catholic teaching are to be barred from Holy Communion. This is a requirement of Canon Law, yet it does not even get stated in a document that took over a year and a half to write?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 13, 2007 10:35 AM ET USA

    Why is this so shocking. An accurate report would require that the reporter actually READ the document. We can't have that can we. BTW, those headlines are all taken from the same AP article reprinted in various newspapers. I believe that "AP" really stands for Anti-Pope.

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