In these times we don’t need lukewarm. Too many who are lukewarm and have watered down doctrine. I think maybe this Pope might want to be admired and accepted as oh so progressive. I am not Catholic so I guess I can speak my feelings because I don’t take any man to be infallible.
“The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time”.
He makes it clear these positions will not change (though the media has tried to spin it); he is right that there are other issues in the world today, and gives no indication that this removes any significance from abortion, homosexuality, etc.
Time will tell whether his focus is reaching others with the love of Christ or if he is watering down doctrine.