10 things Michael Cook gets wrong in his criticism of papal critics | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

June 30, 2016

Yes, Francis is often misquoted. Yes, Francis sometimes trips over his own rhetorical toes. But there are deeper problems. And saying so isn’t a sin.

Carl E. Olson

Pope Francis checks his watch as he leaves a jubilee audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican June 30. The pope was to begin a reduced summer schedule. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

I’ve read Mercatornet.com for many years and read it every week to great benefit. The folks over there do wonderful work. But Michael Cook, editor of Mercatornet.com has done himself and readers no favors with his recently posted piece “7 reasons why the Pope’s gaffes are OK“. While I’m surely not going to defend all criticisms of Pope Francis—quite the contrary!—I think there are some serious problems with Cook’s approach and his 7 points.

Here are ten points in response:

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