Catholic Spirituality Newsflash: God loves everybody… September 12, 2013 …And we’re all bound by moral law to follow our conscience, out innate barometer for discriminating between good and evil. And it’s breaking news? Way to play the media at their own game, Papa. We have a mighty evangelizer on the Chair of Peter. Previous 5 Feminine Favorites Newer Are You Done? 4 Comments Sarah September 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply I want to see what was written after he said “God forgives those who obey their conscience” since an important part of following your conscience is having a well-formed conscience. These seems to be something often forgotten by society. Jenny September 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm Reply Yeah, I’m thinking we’re going to have to look elsewhere then the “Telegraph” for that one. The news is only good for disseminating sound bytes, after all. But it’s awesome the way he isn’t afraid to engage whomever, whenever, and by whatever means are available. I’ll be sure to post the full transcript when/if I find it translated from the Italian. Sarah September 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm Reply Please do! The secular media spin has a tendency to choose the sound bytes or pieces they feel turn into the juiciest headlines but I have little doubt that the full text of what Pope Francis said is beautiful. You are right that it is incredible how he speaks so openly though Ryan is driven crazy by this a little. Since it is often difficult to find the whole text he thinks it can be misleading. Not that he doubts the pope is saying anything but the Truth, it is just nice when you have the full text to back up the media sound bytes in conversation as many non-Catholics, former Catholics, or “practicing” Catholics believe the spin the media wants. Kati September 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply Here’s the English translation of the full letter (at least I assume this is accurate): http://www.repubblica.it/cultura/2013/09/11/news/the_pope_s_letter-66336961/ Leave a Reply to Jenny Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.