Friday, April 24, 2015

It's Starting to Look a lot Like...Who?!

This, in a nutshell, is why reformers have the hardest lives: they satisfy no one. Conservatives consider them too liberal, and liberals (such as, evidently the writer of this article) believe they are not liberal enough. Whatever one's personal feelings about His Holiness, the one thing that cannot be said about him is that he has "done nothing". Indeed, even this writer makes the somewhat oxymoronical statement that yes, he has come down hard on financial abuses in the Curia, ended persecution of American nuns, reached out to other faiths (most notably the Patriarch of Constantinople), etc., etc., but, she says, he needs to actually "get moving". It seems to me he has been moving quite steadily. Whether one likes the direction in which he is moving is a separate matter.
And as for comparing him to Sarah Palin....well, I think that offends Conservatives as much as Liberals, and probably everyone in between.
Pope Francis says his pontificate might be only four or five years? He’d better get moving if he wants to be remembered as more than the ‘selfie pope’

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