The poor misunderstood Pope.
But most of the e-mails the archbishop received were from catechists, priests, and laymen who felt confused or disillusioned by the interview: “A priest said the Pope ‘has implicitly accused brother priests who are serious about moral issues of being small minded,’ and that ‘[if you’re a priest,] being morally serious is now likely to get you publicly cast as a problem.’
They're not going to treat the slave better than they treated the Master.
The good news is, I don't think the bureaucrats in the Chancery could possibly get any more corrupt.
This is an eloquent synopsis:
Let’s be honest: Francis is no poet. His ambiguity lends no richness. It creates confusion, especially when he follows this up by saying, “The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules.” This line about “small-minded rules” opens up treacherous territory: He doesn’t define which rules are small-minded. Perhaps he means the Church’s teachings on sexual morality. Who knows?
Here's another worthy read:
Pope Francis, the Catholic Obama.
This is a loving, affectionate and faithful Pope but I firmly believe we have to have an open dialogue in the public square about the Tom Foolery.