Tag: Pope Francis

Let he who is without sin….

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

There was no way the new Pope was going to be anything like the reincarnation of Pope John XXIII, the hero of every liberal Catholic, like me.  Any Pope coming out of this College of Cardinals would hold views consistent with the conservative Popes who appointed them, John Paul and Benedict.  There would be no daylight on the sexual issues like abortion, birth control and gay marriage.  My hope was that the new Pope would balance those views with a great commitment to the poor and disadvantaged.  I wanted a Pope who exercised the “preferential option for the poor,” to coin a phrase.  I have some hope that I got that.  Pope Francis does seem to live by my favorite line in the Bible, “Whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did for me.” Continue Reading