Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Why does the Boston Globe's readership think that it's a scandal for the Church to show 'mercy' to priests who committed one serious sin of abuse forty years ago but that it's a sign of the wonderfulness of Pope Francis that he's reportedly considering showing 'mercy' to a man who dumped his wife and kids for a younger woman, also forty years ago?"

     Daniel Patrick Moloney, "What mercy is," a review of Mercy:  the essence of the gospel and the key to Christian life, by Walter Kasper, trans. William Madges (New York:  Paulist Press, 2014), First things no. 251 (March 2014):  62 (60-62).

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