Without exception, I'd rather know an upsetting fact than believe a comforting lie.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Pope Francis occasionally says some nice things. And look, if by doing so he inspires people to behave more humanely, then that is a good thing. But keep in mind that for all his seemly humanistic words, he has not altered Catholic doctrine. The church remains just as misogynistic, homophobic, ruthlessly authoritative, and capable of obfuscating child rape investigations as it ever was under his predecessors.
This Pope has a long way to go if the Church is to regain any legitimate moral authority.