I understand the gist of where he’s coming from. But his words have implications. I don’t think he should have used the term “small-minded” when talking about abortion and gays. The Catholic Church is the last line of defense for that which we hold dear — the sanctity of life and the sacrament of marriage. He should choose his words carefully.
Pope Francis is much more colloquial and off-the-cuff. This would be fine for people who have been rooted in the "Deep Context" for awhile and share a full deck of unstated Catholic assumptions, but it's just one can-o-worms after another in the hands of the secular, the shallow and the worldly.
Not to mention those who are deliberately manipulative in the EneMedia. I'm not sure Papa Francis is quite up to speed on that.
Amen...”small minded” MArginalized the true sin of abortion and homosexuality.