First, I like it that the Pope questions God like some of us do:
On the subject of children’s suffering, Francis says: “When I come across a suffering child, the only prayer that comes to mind is the “why” prayer. Why Lord?”
In response to the criticism he received after the publication of the “Evangelii Gaudium” from ultraconservatives in the US who accused him of being a “Marxist”, the Pope remarks: “Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.” But, he points out, “there is nothing in the Exhortation that cannot be found in the social Doctrine of the Church.”
As I posted today… Duh.
- Catholic Group Denounces Rush Limbaugh For Calling Pope A Marxist (mediamatters.org)
- Pope: I’m not a Marxist (religion.blogs.cnn.com)
- Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Why Pope Francis Is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (huffingtonpost.com)