I really intend to read what the Pope said, here, http://www.americamagazine.org/pope-interview, but for now, I find the comments interesting. It does seem obvious the progressives and the amoralists are most definitely seeing what they want to see and engaging in wishful thinking. It seems clear the Pope has no intention of changing orthodoxy and Christian morality.

It seems to me the Pope is a follower of Jesus, a man who looks to each person as an individual, special and unique to God, therefor special and unique in how he is to be dealt with, one on one, with full consideration, as much as is humanly possible. 

Tom Trinko, writing for American Thinker, http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/09/what_the_pope_really_said.html, takes pains to describe the Pope in context, and he draws pointed distinction with the Catholics in the US and Catholics elsewhere, particularly in Argentina.

Makes sense to me. Still, I think the big deal is the Pope wants everyone treated as an individual, not according to rule. Zero tolerance never works, not in any context.

Also, I’ll point out Alicia Colon comments, also at American Thinker, here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/what_the_secular_media_doesnt_know_about_pope_francis.html. She points out a miracle that occurred in 1996, with Fr. Alejandro Pezet, while the Pope was then the Bishop. She discusses it thoroughly, but provides no references. I intend to study it out. In the meantime, I’ll simply say I’m not one to doubt miracles. Even if something seems pointless with regard to the sacred or divine, I’m hardly qualified to make such judgement beyond my own life.

I happen to believe rational people will accept the inevitability of miracles. http://www.amazon.com/Miracles-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060653019

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