[quote=“Salpinx, post:17, topic:6982”]Hey ashtkerr, sorry to hear about your breakup on account of the church and homosexuality issue. You seem to love being a part of your church. Maybe you don’t need to choose one or the other? I believe the Catholic Church under the current pope welcomes the LGBT community. Pope Francis said that God doesn’t condemn homosexuals and issued an official statement, “If someone is gay and searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”
And if the Catholic belief is that the pope is infallible, then what he says must be held as true by Catholics, right?
Anyway, welcome back ashtkerr. Your posts about the Bible are informative and thought provoking. I respect a well-researched stance from any side of the table.[/quote]
Well, I am free to be a Catholic and be gay, but I am not allowed to maintain a homosexual relationship.
Papal Infallibility is perhaps one of the most misunderstood doctrine of the Church, even by many Catholics. Just because a Pope says something doesn’t necessarily make it infallible. There are a whole bunch of rules about what does and does not constitute as infallible statements from the Pope. Currently, in the entire history of the Catholic Church only two infallible statements have been made by a pope.
Thank you, I try to learn a lot from many perspectives. I do, however, know about a lot more than just the Bible.