Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Kind of Person Thinks Pope Francis is Corrupt?

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The kind of person who does not understand that he is a slum priest, and believes his outreach to gays, divorced and remarried, single parents, drug addicts, immigrants, and the poor, is a phony and shallow attempt to please people, get the media to think he is a saint, and then use his popularity to overthrow 2000 years of Catholic Tradition on faith and morals.
Basically, haters gonna hate. Until Pope Francis is dead and cold, some Catholics will have their minds made up that he is not Catholic enough, and is doing damage to the Church, because he makes them feel uncomfortable with all his “novelty” and departures from the pastoral style of previous popes. 
The rest of us need to go on and press forward in the practice of faith, hope, and charity. We need to stop demanding from Francis that he lives up to our “litmus” test of a real pope. We need to dwell on the fact that most of the world considers Francis to be a force of good and a beacon for peace. Building on that enormous cache of goodwill which the Pope has built up, we need to stop fighting about him as a doctrinal teacher and accept him as a shepherd who is pushing us to be a missionary Church of joy and simplicity.