George Weigel on Pope Francis’ view of poverty:
Here, the Holy Father took the opportunity to explain, once again, his choice of papal name, while using that exercise to make two important points. Stressing the Church’s care for, and work with, the poor throughout the world, the pope reminded his audience in the Vatican’s Sala Regia that Francis of Assisi knew that there were various forms of poverty.
Also today, Daniel Mattson on sexual identity:
Words reveal truths about who we are in nature and in grace, and as such, we believe a falsehood about our nature when we embrace a gay identity, or when we believe that anyone has an “orientation” toward the same sex. I believe there is a natural law, and I believe in the truth proposed by the Catholic Church that my body reveals who (and what) I am.