A response to Sun-Times editorial on Pope Francis I

Everyone undoubtedly sees the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis I through different prisms. The broader view takes in much more than whether he will listen to Chicago’s nuns. A narrower view was taken by the Sun-Times editorial board, which said precisely that: A hope that will Francis I will listen to Chicago’s nuns.

I hope he does too, but there’s a lot more–much, much more–at stake. Here, I’ll take an opportunity to refer you to that broader view, from the astute and acerbic Pat Hickey, a genuine South Side Irish Catholic. Take it away, Pat….

Oh, Bitter Dicta! Sun Times Editorial Board Re-Writes St. Francis to Welcome Pope Francis

Filed under: Religion

Tags: Chicago Sun-Times, nuns


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  • I read his diatribe. He seems not to understand that name-calling and character assassination are not very persuasive, or Christian.

  • He do, Jerry, and he could give a fat-rat's ass for your myopic world-view and wishes you all the best.

  • In reply to PatHickey:

    Myopia is one thing, blindness is quite another. Read the beatitudes.

  • A Single is a Buck, a Fin is four more.
    Meet the Titans.

  • In reply to PatHickey:

    Why the clouds, Brother Sunshine?

  • Shucks, Jerry, if I were any happier Mayor Bloomberg would ban me!

  • In reply to PatHickey:

    He wouldn't be that arbitrary and capricious, would he?

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