Pope Francis’ highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff’s words, both by the liberal media and by conservative Catholics who have been grousing about Francis ever since he washed the feet of a Muslim girl during Holy Week.
The remark most focused on was this: “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. … The teaching of the church . is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”
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