Pope and Change

As a Catholic, I share the gratitude — and joy! — of so many that Pope Francis has re-centered the Church on the issues that Jesus truly prioritized in his teachings: mercy for the poor, comfort for the sick and a Kingdom on Earth that we can make heavenly through our actions and our pastoral care. He hasn’t changed or ignored the Church’s teachings on abortion, gay marriage, or other issues, he has simply stressed that, when, “religion becomes a ‘little convent’ […] of ‘I’m good and you’re bad,’ of moral regulations” then the Church “loses its reality of adoring God, of believing in God.”  Read More

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