Anyway, management has decided that settling for 15% of Catholics who aren't exactly in love with Pope Francis, while alienating the 85% of Catholics (and 50%+ of atheists) who worship him, is a bad business model. You don't continually complain about the most popular man in the world. (Think there might be a reason for that?) So from now on, you can expect lots of fluffy news about the wonderful things Pope Francis is doing every day. I think you'll find that the bear has been too negative. It's time for the truth!
So, sorry, malcontents, but your precious bear is gone.
Come back home. Everybody's joining us. We are the winning team. You can be happy. You just need to put your negativity aside and read some good news for a change.
|Nuns sing as they await Pope Francis|
Now, here's a wonderful story by Fr. Edward Beck in a respectable news source: CRUX: "No matter how you slice it, pope on women deacons is a big deal."
Women everywhere are ecstatic about the idea of female deacons, and, possibly, priests. The women interviewed by Fr. Beck are tired of being treated like second class citizens. They note that you couldn't even talk about women deacons only a short time ago. Now it's on the table. Fr. Beck reminds us that Pope Francis has more liberal views on giving women a place in the power centers of the Church because he came from a country where Eva Peron was powerful. However, Fr. Beck warns that the Church is still patriarchal.
Pope Francis is open to new ideas. He cares about women. The Planet. Refugees. You should put aside your sterile theological arguments and just embrace the love, the mercy and the openness to others demonstrated by your Pope, Francis.