When Pope Francis gets down to work things will change. When his love of poverty shifts to criticism of the rich and powerful we’ll find that suddenly the media and the champagne socialists will not love him so much. When his love of the vulnerable and disabled shifts to criticism of euthanasia or defense of immigrants the non Catholics who think he’s a darling will decide that he’s a dark Lord. When his love of children and hatred of child abuse shifts to an attack on abortion and sex trafficking those who think he’s wonderful will soon say he’s wicked. When his love of old people and the family becomes a condemnation of divorce, pornography and homosexuality they’ll forget their affection for him and get out their knives.
Great commentary by my friend, Fr. Dwight Longenecker. A must-read.
People do not like good people that make them see themselves in their true light. The good news, is that I do not think Pope Francis gives a crap about what others will think of him - he serves God's will for His people, period.
Listen, a guy who survived Argentinian dictatorships is not going to be concerned about a few disaffected whiners at Salon.com or the New York Times . . .