TJ Wrote: johnny,
It was a great story. I liked it very much. Thank you..... even if it wasn't correct, it was interesting.
I personally am glad to see a pope chosen from South America. With their huge numbers of Catholics,
it only seems fitting.
jaredsxtn Wrote: After spending some time reading about Pope Francis, I couldn't help but feel extremely conflicting and contradictory emotions. On one hand, I'm firmly against his stance on contraception, abortion, gay marriage, and gay adoption. I fundamentally disagree with him on all of these issues and don't see any way of developing a bridge between my ideology and his on those issues. On the other hand, his work for the poor strikes a huge chord with me. His willingness to stand up to the capitalistic forces in Argentina that sent millions of Argentinians into poverty is something I can't help but admire and am ecstatic that the poor in our world will finally have a powerful voice admonishing their plight. I guess that time will tell which one he spends more of his time focusing on: social injustice or conservative social issues that will only continue to divide people.