The secular media is abuzz this week with headlines claiming Pope Francis may “soften” the Church’s stance toward homosexuals because of comments he made during an impromptu press conference held on board his flight back to Rome on Sunday.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
It’s been only five months since his election, but Pope Francis is already leaving his mark on both the Vatican and the world, inspiring many to eschew the unnecessary frills of life in order to take better care of the poorest among us.
During Mass on Saturday morning in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis reminded the faithful of the struggle between the love of Christ and the hatred of the prince of this world, saying that “there can be no dialogue with the prince of this world!”
Thousands of Argentines were camping out in the main square in Buenos Aires yesterday to watch the inauguration of their former Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis when the crowd received a very unexpected phone call from the Vatican.