The other day, I did something I'd been trying to avoid: I took a swipe at Catholics who just don't like Francis. I regret this -- not because I was wrong, but because it wasn't helpful. Furthermore, among the people who don't like Francis, there is a wide range of motivations. Some people are just plain ignorant, and aren't interested in remedying that ignorance. It's easier and safer to just say, "Well, he's just naive and/or a commie, so don't listen to him. Now, who wants to buy my newsletter?"
I regret the three minutes I lost getting upset over stupid stuff like that. But I actually have more sympathy for people who don't like Francis because of of the fight they're...READ MORE