Sorry, Pope Francis, but they can

Let's give Pope Francis credit for answering questions and putting himself in the middle of a mess.  It's a bit of change, specially for Catholics like me, who remember the days when the Pope waved from the balcony and not much more.  It probably started to change when Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland and challenged communism.  I recall the events of that June 1979 and feeling so proud of Pope John Paul II. This is what Pope Francis said: Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good. But he said there were limits. By way of example, he referred to Alberto Gasparri, who organizes papal trips and was standing by his side aboard the papal plane. "If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch," Francis said...(Read Full Post)