Thursday, September 19, 2013

One more pope thing

In the NYT article about the pope's extensive interview, I found a gem. The interviewer brought up St. Augustine's phrase: "thinking with the church". He asked Francis what this meant. In part, this was his reply:
“This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people,” he said. “We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.”
(Bolding is mine.)

You have to love a guy who says things like that. Rightwing Catholics, your time has come and gone. Get ready for Francis.