This recent move by Pope Francis concerns me. Since Jorge Bergoglio was elected Pope, much has been written about his leftist leanings. His writings have indicated that he is open to relaxing some Church strictures on marriage (in favor of Communion for divorced or cohabiting people) and homosexuality (playing down the strictures against homosexual behavior). He has intimated that he thinks Capitalism mitigates against helping the poor, and that governments can mandate that their citizens pay higher taxes to support the poor. In the recent conclave at the Vatican, an American Cardinal, Raymond Burke conveyed that he thought some of the new ideas were bad for the Church. For his troubles, that Cardinal has been demoted in Rome. I just hope this dustup is not an indication that the Catholic Church, the oldest surviving institution in the history of mankind, is losing its way.
I would welcome any comments by any of my Followers about this issue. I am ready to be informed and enlightened.
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