Putting my foot on the path of the Catholic faith.

Putting my foot on the path.

   Growing up I had loving Christian parents, but I was a marginal Methodist at best.  I knew that I loved the quiet aspect of religion, but I didn’t know if the Christian faith had much of that.  Instead, the one thing I got from my faith was a strong sense of social responsibility.  People who knew me in college are almost always amazed that I converted to Catholicism, and wonder how a Buddhist interested, quasi-socialist ended up in the world's largest religion.

Pope Francis is the perfect fusion of Vatican I and II (and some people can't handle it).

The Roman Church is a curious place to be nowadays.

Let's address some of the perceived issues in the Roman Catholic Church.  According to some within the Church (usually American neocons or libertarians take your pick), there was a coup that is working on changing doctrine.  This is, of course, laughable because a doctrine is revealed and it has to be done within either a Council or by the Roman Pontiff making a statement on faith or morals in an ex-cathedra manner so he might shepherd the Church, Pope Francis has done neither.