Pope Francis bashing is all the rage
Poor Pope Francis. No matter what the guy says or does (or doesn’t say or doesn’t do), people are bound to use it to further their own ideological arguments. Francis’ openness to dialog and his willingness to frankly discuss touchy subjects has been taken up by those who call for change in the church as ammunition in their arguments. And for those who worry that Francis is complicating their own agenda, he’s become a common target, held up as an example of exactly what the church needs to avoid.