Rightist Critics of Pope Francis -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Pope Francis and I don't see eye to eye on everything, but overall I'm a fan. He has given attention to poverty, climate change, violence and war. He is truly pro-life in the broadest sense of the word. He does have his detractors, both within and without the Roman Catholic Church. His fiercest critics might be right wing Catholics who dislike his political and economic positions. They disdain his outreach to persons like Gustavo Gutierrez and many on the right want him to "stay out of politics." He's been accused by politicians of not knowing his Bible, because most assuredly Jesus didn't tell us to help the poor. Well, enough of my introduction. Martin Marty takes a look at the Rightist critique and what it means for the church. Take a read, won't you?