Like many Catholics, I have been delighted with the news of Pope Francis\' recent comments in the Jesuit magazines. He has revealed his deeply pastoral gifts. He has reminded the universal church that the essence of the gospel is love. And that we Christians are called more to serve the poor than to judge one another on doctrinal teachings. And like Jesus has revealed the Pharasitic hypocrisy of those who use dogma to exclude some and elevate others.
Francis seems like one whom I can feel proud to call holy father .