Mary Beth Sheetz in the Metrowest Daily News commentary section further clarified my opinion appearing in the News and the confusion surrounding the alleged papal meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky head clerk, who went against a SCOTUS mandate allowing gays to marry. It is worth noting what Ms. Sheetz said:
The NYTimes is reporting in more detail how a county clerk came to be in a receiving line at the Nunciature. The Pope was set-up by the conservative Bishop Vigano,he had exiled from Rome for mis-conduct. The attorneys representing the clerk have been associated by the Southern Poverty Law centers' list of hate groups. The US press is now full of reports the Bishop, scheduled to retire in January, will be gone from the Nunciature sooner rather than later.
Your further explanation just serves to reinforce my first notion of this Pope as good as if not better than even Pope John XXIII decades before him who initiated Vatican II and began the necessary changes in Church centuries-long doctrine among them indicting the Jews for perfidy. That noxious doctrine had profound implications for the hitherto weak opposition even silent resignation of Pius XII to Hitler's Europe and the Holocaust. Pope Francis continues what John XXIII began. Why does this Jew even care? I care because there are 1.2 billion Catholics in the world that make every word the Pope says important especially to the oppressed.
Moreover, admittedly, I am in search of a leader to love who, indeed, promotes love, forgiveness and not hate. Though change often comes from the bottom up we still need leaders who advocate for humane change from the top down.
The violent, mean and often ruthless forces that occupy this beautiful planet must be stopped and we desperately need a strong leader to help us stop it.
TO DO THIS WE MUST ELECT A DEMOCRAT AS PRESIDENT AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT TURN THE SENATE DEMOCRAT BLUE!