The Common Good

'A Disaster For The Catholic Church': Other Views

Source: USA Today
Date: December 23, 2013

Jim Wallis, The Huffington Post: "The remarkable acts of kindness and grace we see with Pope Francis are the natural response from a disciple who has known the kindness and grace of Christ in his own life. ... When he invites homeless men to have breakfast with him on his 77th birthday, or provides a chair and food for the Swiss Guard outside his room, he reminds us of Christ. When he kisses the feet of Muslim prisoners, or offers to baptize the baby of a woman who was pressured to abort it, he reminds us of Christ. When he asks, 'If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?', he reminds us of Christ. When he chooses a simple place to live and simple clothes to wear, and when we hear rumors of his going out at night in disguise to minister to the homeless, he reminds us of Christ."