Francis the Liberal?

At Commonweal Magazine, Michael Peppard analyzes what it means for a Christian to be liberal and how Pope Francis fits into that description. “Christian unity does not demand that we blur the differences between leaders, whether James and Paul or Benedict and Francis,” Peppard writes. “We can borrow words common to the polis and use them, with care, to describe realities within the ecclesia, just like first-century apostles did. What Christian unity does demand is that we remain open to the influence of those whose temperaments are different from our own.”

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