Thursday, September 19, 2013

There he goes again

That darn pope keeps saying the right things -- and this is causing the heads of wingnut Catholics to explode. Here's the lede from todays' AP article:
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all. 
It also reports that the pope said this:
The key, he said, is for the church to welcome, not exclude, and show mercy, not condemnation. 
I know many progressives think the pope is being shady when he says such things, that in his heart of hearts he's as evil as all the popes that preceded him. Well, I'm sorry to break ranks but I think Francis is going to be the bestest pope evah!

BTW, the AP article is riffing on an article in American magazine. It has the entire interview. (Warning: the site is very slow and it's a long, long article.)

UPDATE: The NYT has a better rundown on this story than the link I originally provided. Check it out