posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 01:43 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower
While I, as an orthodox Roman Catholic, like everything that Pope Francis has said and done, I can see where he's starting to step on the toes of
conservatives -- not just conservative Protestants, but Catholics, as well. He has a lot on his plate, what with reforming the Curia, dealing with the
various scandals that Benedict didn't think he was able to deal with, and his attempts to "humanize" the Vatican, but he needs to make sure that he
doesn't fragment the church along idealogical lines and wind up with another schism.
If you like Pope Francis, you might want to pay attention to what most Catholic media is saying (as opposed to mainstream media, which puts him up as
a radical) -- nothing that Francis has said is out of line with church teaching, or something that either Benedict or John Paul II couldn't have
said, it's the way that Francis is delivering the message that has vastly improved.
That said, yes, the Roman Catholic Church has long been viewed as the "Whore of Babylon" and the root of evil in the world by some extremely
conservative/fundamentalist Christians, usually laid at the feet of the Jesuits, of which order Francis is a member, so I fully expect more raging
than usual from that sector.