“Either this Pope has bi-polar disorder, or the media are severely fudging the translations of his sentiments.”
I was thinking along those lines too. He was sounding like a liberal a few weeks ago, or at least that’s what I thought he said.
We may have to be content with just never knowing exactly what he is all about, at least until I become more acquainted with the language.
"I was thinking along those lines too. He was sounding like a liberal a few weeks ago, or at least thats what I thought he said."
Ditto. There aren't very many conservative Jesuits in my experience. Pope Francis certainly didn't strike me as one.
My advice - always go to National Catholic Register (and definitely not NC Reporter) for direct Quotes in context.
The news media is even LESS trustworthy, when it comes to Pontifical matters than conservative ones.