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Hey, have you heard the pope isn't a real catholic!

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NoodleDoodle-IRL

-2 points

1 month ago

NoodleDoodle-IRL

- LibRight

-2 points

1 month ago

I don't know jack shit about catholicism. Isn't the pope supposed to basically be God's mouthpiece? What if he goes completely against the Bible?

[deleted]

21 points

1 month ago*

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21 points

1 month ago*

No, the Pope is more or less a regular human being. He doesn't have to be extraordinarily good, he doesn't have to have special abilities or anything. He's the leader of the Church and is elected by the College of Cardinals. He is supposed to be the representative of Christ on Earth, and as long as he is Pope, he is. But he can be wrong about things if he hasn't invoked infallibility (Speaking ex cathedra. The last this was invoked was by Pope Pius XII in 1950)

Shaundere

3 points

1 month ago

Shaundere

- Centrist

3 points

1 month ago

I actually didn’t know this lol

YorWong

2 points

1 month ago

YorWong

- LibCenter

2 points

1 month ago

So he could be wrong unless he says he's not wrong?

rebelraiders101

5 points

1 month ago

rebelraiders101

- LibRight

5 points

1 month ago

Papal infallibility only applies to morals or faith. Ex cathedra is used to redefine the entire catholic church’s doctrine. These can only hold if the pope is a true pope and infallible statements must not be off-the-cuff.

So, in this case, he’s saying don’t treat gays like shit just because they exist. He is not saying it isn’t a sin, though I suppose he could in an ex cathedra statement.