In his On the Square this morning, William Doino Jr. debunks five falsehoods and/or partial truths about Pope Francis: “Since the opening days of his papacy, a flood of commentators have come forth to tell us what to expect of him, only to miss the mark.”
Doino concludes by comparing the man who convened the Second Vatican Council and the current Bishop of Rome:
The one thing many people do get right about Pope Francis is when they say he resembles John XXIII—though even there the comparison often goes astray, especially when political terminology is introduced. Blessed John was never a “liberal” in the modern sense of that term; he was a champion of orthodox reform, as is Francis. And if Pope Francis, supported by the faithful, and properly understood, is blessed to succeed in the reform he now so desires, the suffering Church, and even more troubled world, will benefit from his courage, strength, and faith.
Read the full column here.