By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Why I Like Francis

I hope he is Pope for many, many years--long enough to cement the shift from pomposity to Gospel simplicity. It is delightful to me and likely to many others watching to see how all the frills keep dropping by the wayside. It's a good example not only for future popes but for many bishops and priests in affluent parts of the world.

It is also, very much so, a tremendous example to the thousands of laymen and women in affluent countries who pour their lives into the vain pursuit of possessions (houses, cars, elite educations, high-powered careers, etc.) as a way to feel good about themselves and to impress or to overpower others with materialistic awe.

What a liberation for all! It's like an exodus.

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