Monday, July 22, 2013

Pope Francis May Not Be the Kind of Pope the Media Makes Him Out to Be.


First Things has an accurate assessment of the Pope which may depress the heterodox. A sample:

No sooner was Francis elected than did dissenters start elevating him at the expense of his two predecessors, suggesting he would finally fulfill Vatican II’s promise. But Pope Francis does not see Vatican II as a charter for dissent any more than did Blessed John Paul II or Benedict. Francis has firmly said that to know Jesus is to be in full communion with the Church and Magisterium; one cannot be a faithful Catholic and practice an independent, free-floating spirituality.