Pope Francis’ words can get lost in translation. His words in English may not be translated accurately from Spanish. I agree when Janine Turner says that Pope Francis’ actions speak louder than his words. Pope Francis shows us by example. His love is illuminated by his actions. Pope Francis is a man of mercy who shows us that understanding, caring, compassion and love should be priorities in all of our lives. After that, conversion of heart can come later.
From PJ Media:
Pope Francis offered to baptize the baby of a divorced woman whose married lover wanted her to abort it. He has also admonished priests who won’t baptize children born out-of-wedlock for their “rigorous and hypocritical neo-clericalism.” Actions such as these are sanctifying life and giving pregnant women, who fear condemnation, the courage to choose life.
Actions such as these emulate Christ’s mercy. Actions such as these value not only life but the quality of the life, and soul, of both the mother, who chose life, and the child. Pope Francis’ actions speak much louder than his words. His compassion for the single mother and child is a stellar example of Christ’s love.
Every baby deserves to have the best chance in life as possible. Baptism is one way to do this. When one is baptized they become in communion with our Lord. Giving a baby the gift of baptism regardless of the parents situation opens the door to their relationship with God. Plus it is beneficial for the baby and parents. Babies should not be punished for their parents sins. To deny a baby baptism because of their parents mistakes is cruel, merciless, displays a lack of forgiveness and is downright wrong. Denying an innocent baby baptism is not following Jesus’ example.