Defending Pope Francis on Gay Adoption, The Gregorian Blog
That didn't take long. It's already time to defend the new Pope. Much is already being made about Pope Francis’ opposition to gay adoption when it was at issue in Argentina in 2010.
This humble man who cooks his own food and takes public transportation puts a lie to the smear that equates all pro-family positions with hatred. Reports John Allen Jr., "He has shown deep compassion for the victims of HIV-AIDS; in 2001, he visited a hospice to kiss and wash the feet of 12 AIDS patients."
If you hear someone accuse Pope Francis of hating homosexuals, remind them: He’s not the only one who has questioned gay adoption. Many homosexual men and women do, too.
VATICAN CITY, March 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com, ) – While Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was Archbishop of Buenos Aires he defended the life of the unborn even in cases of rape, in very stark terms. In a 2007 speech, given to a gathering of priests and laity on October 2nd, then-Cardinal Bergoglio issued a defense of life even in cases of rape saying: "we aren’t in agreement with the death penalty," but "in Argentina we have the death penalty. A child conceived by the rape of a mentally ill or retar... (hat rip R.J. Godlewski)
Via Weasel Zippers:
And what is Obama doing? Sending a pro-abortion Catholic politician to his installation as Pope.
[T]he document, which the new Pope presented on behalf of his colleagues at the time and signed of on, referred to abortion and communion, said “we should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
Archbishop Bergoglio said then that “the most mentioned word in the Aparecida Document is ‘life’, because the Church is very conscious of the fact that the cheapest thing in Latin America, the thing with the lowest price, is life.”