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Rich Man, Poor Man

posted on January 9, 2013

Joan Acocella at The New Yorker examines the life and importance of St. Francis. While revered in modern times, Francis was considered radical in his day, particularly by the Catholic Church. Acocella writes, “Always, the objection is the same—that we can’t have radicalism and the Church—and it makes some sense … Francis didn’t believe it, though. He insisted that he was a good Catholic and that his principles came straight out of the Bible.”

Read at The New Yorker