Pope Says Catholic Church Should Not be 'Obsessed' with Gays & then cites Wagner.

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 19 September 2013 | 8:52:00 pm

In a recent interview Pope Francis'  may have further aggravated, most likely a minority, of extreme right-wingers in many churches, when he was asked whether he "approved" of homosexuality. His response? He felt the church was too focused on this and other matters such as abortion, noting:

"Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing." 

 Later in the interview he was asked about the enormous changes occurring in society,  the way human beings are reinterpreting themselves and the churches reaction to it? As part of a detailed reply (which can be read in full here) he noted:

“When does a formulation of thought cease to be valid? When it loses sight of the human or even when it is afraid of the human or deluded about itself. The deceived thought can be depicted as Ulysses encountering the song of the Siren, or as Tannhäuser in an orgy surrounded by satyrs and bacchantes, or as Parsifal, in the second act of Wagner’s opera, in the palace of Klingsor. The thinking of the church must recover genius and better understand how human beings understand themselves today, in order to develop and deepen the church’s teaching.”

A Wagnerian Pope perhaps?