Tag Archives: Catholic Church

The Pope and Rhetorical Affirmation

President_Barack_Obama_with_Pope_Francis_at_the_Vatican,_March_27,_2014 - CopyA person seeking rhetorical affirmation asks a question, usually in a sarcastic manner, to which the obvious answer must be yes. Familiar examples abound:

Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

Is the sun hot?

Is the ocean salty?

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Tolerance and Judgment

Pope_Francis_and_Barack_Obama_at_the_White_House - CopyPope Francis has released a document that’s causing quite a stir in the media.  Here’s one reporter’s interpretation:

Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.

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