Explaining away the Pope

Religion News Service
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August 6, 2013

Michael Sean Winters put up a good post today critiquing conservative Catholics for downplaying the significance of Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge” remark about gays. In particular he singled out San Francisco Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, who interprets the remark along the lines of “love the sinner, hate the sin.

Despite a mixed past of anti-gay comments, Pope Francis recently acknowledged in a press conference that he had no room to judge LGBT Catholics. Bishops like Cardinal Timothy Dolan have taken issue with the Pope's most recent comments, but here, the Jewish Daily Forward notes how Jews can learn from the Pope's words.