Pope Francis Met With One Priest That Shocked Catholics

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Pope Francis has had a very controversial tenure in his role as pontiff.

He’s made several moves that have confused devotees around the globe.

And Pope Francis just met with one priest that shocked Catholics.

Pope Francis is the first pope from the Jesuit order, a Liberal-hijacked order within the Catholic Church.

A believer in liberation theology — a strain of Christian thought with Marxist roots — Pope Francis aligns with the Left on matters of economic redistribution, immigration, and so-called “global warming.”

Conversely, Pope John Paul II was instrumental in defeating communism and tearing down the Iron Curtain.

Despite liberals’ general antipathy toward religion, they’ve developed a soft spot for Pope Francis because he doesn’t shy away from attacking President Trump.

And now, Pope Francis is moving the church to the left on homosexuality, as evidenced by his meeting with controversial Jesuit priest Father James Martin.

Life Site News reports:

Fr. Martin has been criticized by high-ranking churchmen and respected Catholic lay academics for dissenting from Catholic sexual teaching. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has called Fr. Martin “one of the most outspoken critics of the church’s message with regard to sexuality.” Cardinal Raymond Burke has called the celebrity priest’s teaching “not coherent with the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.”

Earlier this month, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia released a statement noting that Fr. Martin’s “statements and activities” have caused confusion.

“A pattern of ambiguity in his teachings tends to undermine his stated aims, alienating people from the very support they need for authentic human flourishing,” Chaput wrote. “Due to the confusion caused by his statements and activities regarding same-sex related (LGBT) issues, I find it necessary to emphasize that Father Martin does not speak with authority on behalf of the Church, and to caution the faithful about some of his claims.”

Father Martin has become well-known for his support of LGBT issues.

And many Catholics have called him out for duping followers to believe that wrongful behavior is not sinful.

Pope Francis meeting with Father Martin is another signal that he seems more attuned with the Left on many issues than the established traditions of Christendom.

What do you think about the Pope meeting with an LGBT activist priest?

Leave a comment below.

65 COMMENTS

  1. The apostle Paul claims the risen Jesus told him three times, “…my grace is sufficient for thee…” and some “Christians” take these words not as grace to stop sinning but as a license to indulge in sin. And Paul warns that drunkards, thieves, idolaters, fornicators, homosexuals, etc. will not receive the kingdom of God and that some of his followers *were* these things, clearly indicating coming to Christ means giving these things up, giving up sinning altogether. (I Corinthians 6:9-11) The “Christians” I encounter revel in fornication and deride anyone not “getting it” as a real loser. If “three times” excuses fornication, it also excuses homosexuality, since Paul condemns both in the same verse. Are homosexuals “flaunting” their lifestyle as you suggest, or merely asking that, like fornication, it merely be accepted as the norm?

    • If it were left to people like this priest, they would like to make God himself out to be homosexual. God would be like anyone they want him to be. Instead of denouncing their sin, they would rather make it appear God is their partner in sin.

      • There are many priests and Nuns that support Satan’s LGBTQ agenda. Who would love to have the Catholic church and other religions to bless the LGBTQ lifestyle. They are living their lives here on earth with no regards of what will happen with their soul when they take that last breath.
        This country was founded on CRISTian faith in the Bible, and not Man’s laws. Homosexuals that are seeking to get Man’s laws to sanction their immoral life style are living in sin. And don’t give me the BS that God blessed you marriage, the Devil did. Being in love does not make it right, try telling God that when you take your last breath. The Bible says;
        “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
        Gen. 9:1 & 7
        God instructs those who love Him to be holy, for He is holy (Lev. 20:7)
        Homosexuality, like all sin, separates people from God (Rom. 1: 26-27)
        Deuteronomy 23:2
        No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation
        1 Corinthians 6:9 (King James Version)
        Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
        1 Corinthians 6:9 (New King James Version)
        Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites.

        • Amen. People should know that the fiery destruction of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah is not a myth. It happened because of the rampant homosexuality, sodomy and pedophilia among their citizens. With sexual deviancy being taught in today’s school system, this world is truly imploding.

  2. The reincarnationist position is that sexual orientation, like height or skin color, is determined by one’s karma from previous lives. Conversion therapy is psychologically damaging. A lovely devotee of Krishna here in the SF Bay Area, Lalita dasi (Leona Oster) is only 4′ 8″ tall, and she’s commented that it’s her karma in this life to be short. There’s no conversation therapy that could make her 5′ 4″, without damaging her body or killing her. Similarly, one’s skin color can’t be changed, either: bleaching a black person’s skin to appear white would only damage the individual.

    “Conversion” therapy only makes sense if you presume homosexuality, like fornication, is a choice. I Corinthians 6:9-11 says, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you.” I’ve never heard Christians cite “three times…” to excuse homosexuality nor abortion, but since Paul wrote that some of his followers *were* homosexuals, the implication is that they can be changed. Paul’s words in I Corinthians 6:9-11 indicate that coming to Christ means giving up fornication, too.

    Doesn’t “three times…” justify “choice” ? Can pro-choice Christians cite “three times…” to justify abortion? I’ve never heard conservative Christians cite “three times…” to excuse abortion, homosexuality, marijuana, or anything else they might find offensive. And Paul condemns fornication alongside homosexuality in the same verse (see above). It seems to me conservative Christians are selectively deciding which verses of Scripture they want to follow and which they want to ignore, so it’s impossible to have a serious theological conversation with them about animals and their rights. And we can’t end abortion and war until we first abolish the killing of animals. That’s the reincarnationist position, too.

    No one in the Krishna Consciousness movement, indeed, no true believer in karma and reincarnation can cooperate with meat-eating “pro-lifers” until they’re prepared to first abolish the killing of animals. And they don’t have to “convert” to our religion to do that. They can follow Christian vegetarians throughout history, they can follow Christian vegans today, or they can join a secular organization like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Actually, I’d have more respect for them if they were to join PETA, since then they’d be strictly vegan, whereas Krishna devotees have yet to address the cow-killing of the dairy industry, all the while parroting Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita purports that “slaughter is the way of the subhumans,” “animal-killing is prominent among the demoniac,” etc. This isn’t religion. It’s hypocrisy.

  3. How many of us straights think our sexual orientation (as opposed to “sexual preference”) is of our choosing? And that we would freely abandon it at whim, risking rejection, disease, or even death, just to satisfy some “wanton desire”?

    Throughout history, LGBT’s have found themselves oppressed, persecuted and treated as pariahs. My friend Greg (who first told me he was gay in September 1988) related to me in the early ’80s, that his former college roommate, James, at UCLA, once argued along these lines, saying, “Of course, we’re born gay. Do you think we would *choose* to be this way?”

    After what happened to Matthew Shepard (hate crimes against LGBTs), you’d think James’ words would give conservatives cause to wonder.

  4. THE POPE SHOULD FIRE THIS “PRIEST” OR INSTRUCT HIM ACCORDING TO GOD’S WORD.
    SHOW HIM IN “THE WORD” WHAT “HOLY ‘GOD” DECLARES REGARDING
    HOMOSEXUALITY…. LEVITICUS 20:13
    THE POPE, WITH HIS AUTHORITY IS RESPONSIBLE TO TEACH THE TRUTH… INSIST ON THE TRUTH!
    Marion

    • This country was founded on CRISTian faith in the Bible, and not Man’s laws. Homosexuals that are seeking to get Man’s laws to sanction their immoral life style are living in sin. And don’t give me the BS that God blessed you marriage, the Devil did. Being in love does not make it right, try telling God that when you take your last breath. My Bible says;
      “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
      Gen. 9:1 & 7
      God instructs those who love Him to be holy, for He is holy (Lev. 20:7)
      Homosexuality, like all sin, separates people from God (Rom. 1: 26-27)
      Deuteronomy 23:2
      No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation
      1 Corinthians 6:9 (King James Version)
      Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
      1 Corinthians 6:9 (New King James Version)
      Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites. The SCOTUS laws does not override God’s Laws. God bless

  5. Vasu…you are so full of BS that I pity you when it comes your time for judgement …..just remember that you have been warn and GOD will be strict in HIS decisions !

  6. As an aside the Jesuits have always had a tradition of being liberal. You will notice their schools are always in close proximity to major urban areas. They talk the talk and walk the walk, when it comes to the poor and disadvantaged. They have also been called the Intellectual Shock Troops of the Catholic Church. It takes some 14 years of study to become a Jesuit. Do not minimize their influence in the world today. I understand they have been thrown out of most European countries in the past for their political and financial espionage. They are a force to be reckoned with. Also they report directly to the Black Pope ( the head of the Jesuit order) and then to the Pope. The Pope being a Jesuit makes them highly connected. The fact that they are socially liberal should not come as a surprise to anyone. Keep moving forward.

  7. This blog is evil. It circumvents the teachings of Jesus. The conservative “christians” are followers of the anti-christ. I bet you support trump–the most corrupt person to occupy the WH. Jesuits are the the enlightened ones in the Catholic church. Time for you to dump your racists, homophobic, sexist, bigoted beliefs. God bless you!

  8. Pope Francis, what an ongoing disappointment! Not to worry though, with the money this Church pays out for sexual atrocities it won’t belong before all the priests will have to go out and get work.

  9. In Exodus 19 God destroyed the city of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the homosexuality that was rampant there. Do you think God will let America and the other Countries that allow it to continue if they don’t repent? Don’t fool yourself. When God comes to Judge the earth you will find out he does not like it.

  10. It was made Very evident when pope francis replaced the reigning Pope before he was done doing his work that the Jesuits had hijacked the Catholic church.If you read the history of Popes as I did during my Catholic school years,you would understand there were times when Evil popes reigned doing the bidding of the roman empire instead of the church.This pope is Obviously doing the bidding of the left dems by supporting LGBTQ+ and other non christian issues !!!!! pope francis will have to kneel before Jesus when his time comes and beg for forgiveness.His problem is he is being led astray by his Power and Money.That’s the Jesuit Way !!!!!

  11. A very long time ago, Simon Magus wanted to be like God. He was known as Simon the Sorcerer and spent much time with some of the original followers of Jesus. He even tried to pay Peter to lay hands on him for the receiving of the Holy Spirit. Peter knew immediately that Simon was not a true follower and had nothing to do with him. Many now want to be God and it just won’t happen. If one is indeed a believer and he Bible, then all of these things are very clearly forbidden and called for what they are, sin. Is this priest saying that he knows more than God? God does not make mistakes; he is never early, never late, always on time. Christ is returning soon, very soon and all those living the lifestyle mentioned, their payment is guaranteed.

  12. Very simple without verses:
    God made men and women.
    To Procreate and flourish.

    God didn’t make men to fornicate with men.
    God didn’t make women to fornicate with women.

    Men wanting to be women and women wanting to be men is a mental disorder.

    DNA never LIES
    Some do it to experiment. Not good.
    Influences are the devil’s work.
    They’re bored and do things they shouldn’t be doing.
    This world needs help from God

  13. Instead of bashing the Pope why don’t just pray for him as you were taught in your Catholic school years? Do you know what this meeting was about? Being homosexual is not a sin. We are only taught not to act on these feelings. I know many homosexual priests who have honored their vows of celibacy. Who are we to judge? That is up to God. We all have a cross to bear in life. Perhaps that is theirs. How we carry that cross is how we will be judged. Yes, all homosexuals should remain celibate as sex is a special gift for the marriage and God has deemed marriage to be between a man and a woman. Keep smiling! God loves you!

  14. “Man must not lie down with man nor woman with woman; it is an abomination in the eyes of God.”

    “Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other.

    Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.”

    Any questions, Pope Francis, call Him. He’s in the Book!

  15. Fear and ignorance breed discrimination. Nobody that is law abiding and all classes of people are now protected by our anti discrimination laws should be discriminated against for any reason. As long as they are abiding by the laws of our land and are respectful of others there should be no problems. I personally don’t discriminate against anyone. Now that doesn’t mean there are aren’t people that I don’t like but I give you the benefit of the doubt until you prove me wrong. If I don’t like someone I try not to interact unless forced to and then I am civil and tolerant as long as they remain the same. Our politicians could learn from this idea.

  16. It’s time to remove this REPROBATE Pope from office . . . Homosexuality is an ABOMINATION according to God’s Word. He REALLY needs a DOSE of the Holy Ghost from Christ Jesus from Nazareth. I’m sure glad I’m no longer a Catholic (I haven’t been one for DECADES).

  17. Again, Joan that is for God to judge. Yes acting on these desires is sinful but worry about your own house before pointing out the schnibbles in another’s.

    • lillian reheusser; Do you not see that your pope is endorsing homosexuality as normal ? He is not telling them not to give in to their desires. And how many gays do you know that do practice celibacy? I haven’t met one yet. We are not judging. GOD has already done that. HIS words are very clear in the bible ; Homosexuality is an abomination in his eyes. Period.
      And how about your pope saying he does not condemn abortions? Killing is a sin. Especially against an innocent soul. What kind of pope is your pope Francis? A radical Leftists one that is leading his followers astray. That’s what kind.
      I walked away from the being a Catholic a long time ago because even back then I saw the hypocrisy in it’s teachings. Go in peace. But don’t you judge us because we follow what the bible says….

  18. The pope is leading people away from Jesus and his teachings! It is clear to me who he follows… Satan is the deceiver. I truly pray for everyone to have decernment now. Follow Jesus not this pope. God knows what is in your heart, if you turn away from sin and follow and trust in Jesus you shall be saved. You need to ask for forgiveness. We all fall short. The pope is leading people astray.

  19. Bottom line is we all sin one way or another. The issue is being repentant which I don’t see from this pope but what do I know. God is the final judge, but I have concern for the pope.

  20. You can’t expect Pope Francis to know about science but you can expect him to know enough about spiritual matters to know the difference between forgiveness of sin and sin.

  21. I am certainly not judging anyone. As I said that is up to God. I am sorry you abandoned your Catholic faith for it is a beautiful one. Just remember, no one is perfect, least of all myself but we try to live as godly a life as we can. True, we have had popes who were to say the least “Questionable” but trust in God to take care of that. Reading the Bible can be a daunting task and very often misinterpreted. Jesus has been my best friend for the past 60 years. Best thing to remember “Love God above all things and your neighbor as yourself” and all will be good. Don’t try to take God’s job away from Him.

  22. lliian reheusser; You sound like a very lovely lady with a good heart. But homosexuality IS a sin. It is abomination in God’s eyes. As I stated earlier, we are not judging . GOD has already done that. We are following HIS word.
    Yes, reading the bible can be daunting and even confusing at times. But that’s why there are bible groups to help you understand it.
    Please don’t feel sorry that I am not a Catholic any longer. I found a better way to love and worship GOD and our Lord JESUS. It has gotten me through MANY a hard and difficult times in my life. I have contentment. I chose wisely.
    We are all sinners, Lillian and we will be until the day we die. But Pope Francis is not adhering to GOD or Jesus teachings. He is leading his followers astray. He will be judged harshly. This fact is also in the bible.
    In closing, we are not trying to take away GOD’s job. But HE does not want us to stand by quietly without trying to stop the madness we are surrounded by. That is our job to spread the true word. Hate the sin. Love the sinner.
    I wish you well and go in peace with GOD’s love. Thank you.

  23. Amazing. Never thought I’d have a back and forth on the internet with someone I don’t even know. Do not think for a moment that I agree with this Pope. I do not go after him because I have seen too many people criticize other popes for whom I’ve had great respect, mostly because they did not understand from whence they were coming. Therefor, my prayer each night is very simple “Please, Lord, inspire the Pope to say and do what is right for the Church and give us the grace to understand it.” Meanwhile, I am glad you are content. You have every right to feel the way you do. Believe me, I understand. I just needed to voice my opinion and try to calm everyone down. Keep praying and God bless.You sound very nice too. Keep Smiling! God loves you!

  24. This Pope is the biggest disgrace to the Catholic Church in history. He is nothing but a big joke and a total idiot in more ways then one. First he should be removed as Pope and placed in a mental institution as well as excommunicated from the Catholic Faith and Church, and Cardinal Dolin of New York should receive the same sentence.

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