@Johnny TriumphMorals? Few organizations have exhibited more
fervently the opposite of what should be considered morality than the Catholic
church through the centuries. Ten consecutive popes like this one couldn't
begin to reverse the damage done.
He may be authentic but he's not acting much like a leader. He needs to
stand up for things that he should be doing and upholding, not buckling to
outside pressures or saying things like Who am I to judge. He's the leader
of the church, the place-holder for St Peter and thus Christ in the minds of
Catholicism. He should be willing to stand for the morals the church has stood
for for centuries.
In case this pope's example hasn't elicited understanding for what
creates popularity, it's this: authenticity. In contrast to Ratzinger, this
pope expresses the same sentiments as Jesus in the Bible. He warns about
excessive wealth disparities, encourages loving other people, and promotes
understanding others in place of judgment. It's no longer about team
Catholic or team protestant for this generation, it's about which
organizations do what they are expected to. If a church is shown to engage more
in commercial enterprise and money collection, fine. But let's be honest
and call it a business and not an organization representing Jesus.