“Is the Pope Catholic?” That question used to be a joke, but now one might seriously wonder. With frequency, Pope Francis seemingly takes positions inconsistent with the traditional position of the Church.
It is all well and good for us to love others despite their mistakes, but part of that love involves bringing those persons to the recognition and admission that their actions are or were, in fact, wrong.
The Christian’s goal is to bring people close to God, and we don’t accomplish that most ultimate of good results by suggesting to people that they can continue to “live in sin.”
— Thomas F. Harkins Jr.,