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

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Here is today's papal homily from Vatican Radio at this link.

When I teach the Gospels, the Exodus is the theme that I emphasize (in fact, I emphasize the same theme when teaching the entire Bible).

Like a master, Pope Francis takes the theme and runs with it.

By the way, in my personal opinion, these simple and profound homilies are of more value in reaching ordinary people than lengthy encyclicals which sometimes have a greater impact on theological connoisseurs than on the rank and file.

Next time you hear someone criticize the simplicity of Pope Francis, remind yourself that the teaching office does not exist primarily for the pleasure and comfort of self-styled theological connoisseurs.

(Image of Israelites leaving Egypt in public domain)