Russell Shaw on Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

Two days after Pope Francis’ now famous remarks on homosexuals and homosexuality, I heard a homily in which the homilist said Francis was giving us light “to see things in a way we never saw them before.”

That certainly is true. What the homilist didn’t say is that in the present instance the pope also was taking a risk — a calculated one, no doubt. It’s the danger of being misinterpreted and misrepresented, whether accidentally or by design. Read more…

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