(An infallible) “Pope Francis’s job is not to change Church Teaching but present it as clearly as possible.” (1:45 – 1:50 CBS Video Interview July 30 below) – Current Archbishop of NY Timmy Dolan
(Pope’s) “…Emphasis and Tone… may be something people find as new and refreshing but I for one don’t think it is…” (3:38 – 3:48 Video link below)
Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared to be trying to walk back recent comments by Pope Francis regarding gay priests in a CBS News interview Tuesday morning, explaining to hosts Gayle King and Charlie Rose that the pontiff’s refusal to judge them did not signal a change in Catholic Church doctrine.
What the pope was saying, Dolan told Rose, was that, “While certain acts may be wrong, we will always love and respect the person and treat the person with dignity,” describing an intersection between church doctrine regarding the “immorality” of sex outside marriage and acceptance of believers regardless of sexual orientation or other social factors…
“That probably is not possible,” Dolan answered, before telling Rose he expressed the sentiment incorrectly. “Homosexuality is not a sin.
Homosexual acts are. Just like heterosexuality is not a sin, although heterosexual acts outside of marriage — life-loving, life-giving faith between a man and a woman — that would be simple. A pope couldn’t do that.”