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
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: