What if his interview had gone like this?:
“We cannot insist only on issues related to poverty and economic justice This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about it in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”
How would you think and feel about that? Because it’s how a lot of orthodox Catholics are thinking and feeling today.
But Francis is talking about the Church’s overemphasizing sex and abortion, you say. Hey, do you know how often John Paul talked about poverty and economics, and how important it was to him? Look.
Did you know that? Why didn’t you know that?