Street Talk: How do you feel about the pope's call for reform?
Sept. 20, 2013 at 4:20 a.m.
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Pope Francis is calling for reform within the Catholic Church, saying Catholics should not condemn homosexuals, divorcees, contraception or women who have had an abortion. A few Crossroads residents offered their opinions on the matter.
"When you go to church, the focus should be on faith, not judgment."
Marlene Mendoza, 29
"We're all humans and we're all different colors - why can't we have different types?"
Brenda Norsworthy, 65
"I don't agree with it because he's going away from the teachings of the Bible."
Willie Etlinger, 68
"The world has come a long way since those rules were made. You should be able to worship whatever you want, regardless of your personal preferences."
Josh Dambeck, 37
"He's trying to get more people to come back to the church. People should just live and let live and be happy."
Augie Vasquez, 61
"It's a good thing, and maybe it'll bring some people who have left the Catholic faith back to the church."
Stella Cantu, 63