Apparently the Pope has stirred up a hornets nest with his recent interview published in English in the Jesuit journal America. In his article in LifeSiteNews, Steve Jalsevac immediately warns us
"That magazine, by the way, has for over 30 years been the intellectual flagship of the leftist dissident movement within the Catholic Church, especially on issues related to Church teachings on sexual morality."
Really? I was blissfully unaware of the magazine until the pope's interview appeared in it. Presumably this is to warn me that anything appearing in the magazine is suspicious by association. Sounds like a fallacy to me. He goes on to say
"I am however puzzled by his comment that “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods." Exactly who in Church institutions is actually doing that?"
You are and all your associates at LifeSiteNews. You persistently ignore life issues when they do not fall into your rather narrow purview. Innocent babies must be protected but crazy kids in streetcars can be shot down without a murmur from the pro-life movement? If Pope Francis is stirring things up and that bothers you, then good... you need to be stirred up. You might want to look at a previous post Is LifeSiteNews Pro All Life? for more on this topic. Mr. Jalsevac goes on to make the pope's argument for him by pointing out the crying need for evangelization.
"They do not know that these are all teachings of a loving Father to protect us all rather than restrictions to prevent enjoyment and freedom. They do not know that Catholic moral teachings are about charity and deep concern for the good of every person and are based on millennia of human experience and reason, as well as on the the teachings of Christ."
They do not know Jesus Christ so they have no reason to follow the moral teaching of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis is not denigrating the need to speak out clearly and forcefully on pro-life issues. He has done so any number of times including his letter to Vladimir Putin during the recent G20 meeting. This time, Mr. Jalsevac, he is speaking to you. No doubt he knows you and your organization are firmly committed to pro-life issues but he wishes you to take a wider view.
Thanks to The Heresy Hunter for pointing out this article