The headline reads (and it is from a post-Catholic):
Losing hope that Pope Francis will bring real change to the ChurchThe headline is from Irish Central and you can read the full story HERE. Ireland has its own crisis of post-Catholicism brought on by a culture that refuses to see the elephant in the room when it comes to sinful, criminal shenanigans and even lesser offenses. Irish Catholicism is built upon cronyism and keeping secrets. But I digress.
This is what the liberal author has to say about poor Pope Francis:
“At least since the priesthood was first shaken by the sexual-abuse scandal two decades ago, and perhaps even before then, America's nuns have been the de facto leaders of the country's liberal Catholics, especially those more interested in social justice than in holding the Vatican's line on sexual politics,”
“Like Francis himself, these women have been reprimanded for failing to give sufficient attention to abortion, contraception, and gay marriage. Their choice to focus instead on the needs of the poor has been met with heavy-handed behavior both from Rome and from U.S. bishops.
“If the new pope were serious about shifting the Church's attention, one sign might be his treatment of these women... But a year and a half into his papacy, Pope Francis is looking an awful lot like his predecessors.”