OK, now for something serious. No beach scenes or cute puppies.
Who is dissing the Pope?
People - many who call themselves Catholics and have public visibility are dissing the Pope big time.
This is just wrong.
When I was growing up, the Catholic Church was about works of mercy, service to others, social justice and embracing everyone without judgement. Why or how this changed in recent years is baffling.
That change in attitudes or emphasis, that ultra conservative ideology of Razinger/BenedictXVI and JPII, fed right into the plans of the white, wealthy, Republican, corporate, money hoarding one percent.
Now, this progressively leaning article in NCR Why Do You Harden Your Hearts? | National Catholic Reporter and several other news stories have got me to thinking how ironic that the Republican Party and Fox News have appropriated the dogma of INFALLIBILITY when proclaiming THEIR version of what the Catholic Church believes and teaches.
The Republican Party in the hands of the Koch brothers has become dangerous, subversive and outright lunatic.
As a gay married man I may be with Little Anthony "on the outside looking in", but I see this guy Francis who has something of importance to say - not that I expect him to embrace same-sex marriage or women priests - but he deserves a modicum of respect:
PLEASE LISTEN POLITELY and critique respectfully.
OK, one beach scene with cute puppy.