Pope Francis warns church's moral structure could 'fall like a house of cards'
Pope Francis said the church would do better to focus more on compassion and less on abortion, contraception and same-sex marriage.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am
Pope Francis said in a wide-ranging interview published Thursday that the Catholic Church's moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn't stop obsessing over abortion and same-sex marriage and start concentrating on compassion.
Eileen Burke-Sullivan, a Creighton University associate professor of theology, said the pope's comments are a dramatic example of his continuing effort to set a more merciful tone for the church.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am.