The Pope Is Not Your Usual Left-Winger

Lacking the time these days to develop properly my contention that the Pope’s view on questions we’re used to associating with the political left is not what may at first appear, let me just hold up this recent “exhibit.”

In the early days and hours of his papacy, the Pope, displaying his deep affinity with St. Francis of Assisi, spoke of the disordered relationship we have with the environment. We tend to abuse it when we should be receiving it reverently it as a gift from God.

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