The Pope’s Speech on the Family and Abortion Causes Controversy

Source: FSSPX News

“A family is a man and a woman. Selective abortion is a Nazi mentality, wearing white gloves.” Pope Francis’ remarks on June 16, 2018, anger the progressivist press.

The Sovereign Pontiff was giving an impromptu speech to a delegation from the Forum of Italian Family Associations that came to meet with him at the Vatican on June 16.

“Today – it hurts to say this – we talk about ‘diversified’ families: different types of families. But the human family as an image of God, man and woman, is only one,” he declared, alluding to “homosexual marriage” that is not a real marriage and can never found a family.

Speaking of children aborted because they have serious illnesses, the Holy Father did not beat around the bush:

In the last century the world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to ensure racial purity. Today we do the same thing but wearing white gloves.

These direct remarks come after the recent headway made by the culture of death: on June 14, the Argentinian deputies voted to legalize abortion, and the May 25 referendum in Ireland abrogated the constitutional article that protected the lives of mothers and unborn children.

A Speech Which Angered the Press

The newspaper L’Alsace wondered in its June 17 issue, “Is the pope less of a progressivist than we thought?”; and the Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace lamented that these remarks are in contradiction with a pope “who facilitated the Church’s forgiveness for abortion.”

In Germany, Der Spiegel deplored the pope’s lack of open-mindedness:

Francis seems more liberal than his predecessors; in the past, he has criticized the fact that the Church focuses too much on abortion and birth control,

Remarked the German newspaper in its June 16, 2018 issue; “but under Francis there will be no change in the Church’s teaching on sexuality or birth control."

While it is wonderful to hear the pope recall some truths, is it not a pity he failed to do so sooner? Cardinal Burke recently regretted that no support came from Rome to uphold the Catholic opinion.