Friday, March 29, 2013

Symbols and Gestures

We are all delighted that Pope Frances is kissing the feet of prisoners.  However, before we make too many concrete assumptions about his papacy based upon symbolic gestures may we know a little more about how he intends to handle the sexual abuse scandals, the position of women in the church and the rights of women and gay people in general with regard to parts of their life that are none of his damn business. 

The children on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” are opining effusively about the magnanimity of his gesture.  They are near breathless at the sight of his kissing the feet of “even” women.  That speaks for itself.  Let us see if he can point his own feet toward the 21st Century before the media canonizes him.

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