I would try to convert you, but Pope Francis is opposed to converting people. He has no intention of converting anyone.
I wish Pope Francis would take a vow of silence.
I wish you would take a vow of silence
Convert me to what? Aren't you Melkite?
Perhaps he wishes to convert you away from Ultramontanism to some form traditional-minded Roman Catholicism. You know that the Pope in fact can err (in fact, I've been told so many times by Roman Catholic apologists), and that he is not infallible all the time, right? Why then, I wonder, do so many Roman Catholics feel so compelled to defend every single word, action, and thought that the Pope may speak, perform, or think, since he is only guaranteed to be free from heresy when speaking ex cathedra? Perhaps it is because Roman Catholics deep down do not actually believe that the Pope is ever capable of teaching doctrinal error or of having any moral failing.
You presume a lot of things. I know very well the pope can err. I just believe from what I've read, that he hasn't. His vagueness is an issue but put his statements in the context of his know stances on the same issues and you will realize his teaching is in line with the catholic church.
many people are just upset that he isn't concerned about the same things as them e.g. Liturgy, emphasis on social issues
Papal Infallibility, the Filioque and dogmatic nonsense like Purgatory, Indulgences and Original Sin are not in line with the Catholic Church.
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My Philosophical Positions:
-Marxism, Anarchism, Communism
-Empiricism, Rationalism, Analytic Philosophy, Naturalism
-Humanism, Existentialism, Altruism