Don’t Knock the Rock
In Solidarity with Francis and the Papacy
Like his recent predecessors, but even more so, Pope Francis is under siege. His opponents are both external and internal. The basic problem is twofold: The popes are proclaiming the word of God to a world and parts of the Church that are unwilling to heed it. A gap has grown between what is taught by the pope and Scripture, and what is disseminated and actualized. Francis insightfully articulated the temptations and offenses of pastoral workers in his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium. What the media reports on the pope is grossly slanted. The diverse charisms and integrity of the modern popes is unprecedented. We will consider the priceless pearls of the popes that too often escape our notice and efforts.