Posted on | March 13, 2013 | 34 Comments
.@jimmiebjr As a heretic Baptist, I’ve no skin in the game, except to admit that the Roman Church is a blast shield for all Christendom.
— Smitty (@smitty_one_each) March 13, 2013
Politics is politics, and faith is faith, and the latter is orders of magnitude more important. Thus, it is good to rejoice with Roman Catholics on this day, and pray for solidarity in the cause of Christ.
As Cardinal, Bergoglio became known for personal humility, doctrinal conservatism and a commitment to social justice. A simple lifestyle contributed to his reputation for humility. He lived in a small apartment, rather than in the palatial bishop’s residence. He gave up his chauffeured limousine in favor of public transportation, and he reportedly cooked his own meals.
It will be interesting to see what “social justice” means in the Papal context.
*I’m so lost in the Baptist weeds I don’t even count myself a Protestant