“If you believe what you like in the Gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.”
Celibacy is always, shall we say, an affront to what man normally thinks. It is something that can be done, and is only credible, if there is a God and if celibacy is my doorway into the kingdom of God.
For many people today, practical atheism is the normal rule of life...If this attitude becomes a general existential position, then freedom no longer has any standards, then everyting is possible and permissible.
Assuredly, the word of truth can be painful and uncomfortable. But it is the way to holiness, to peace, and to inner freedom. A pastoral approach which truly wants to help the people concerned must always be grounded in the truth. In the end, only the truth can be pastoral.
A civilization inspired by a consumerist, anti-birth mentality is not and cannot ever be a civilization of love.
Given Bergoglio's latest cringeworthy rant against those who attempt to live by Christ's teaching, titled “Beneath rigidity there is something else, there is often wickedness” by Vatican Insider, I must agree with Mundabor that Bergoglio is a "lewd old man".