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*Image: Pope Francis waves during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing, March 18, 2022

David Carlin is a retired professor of sociology and philosophy at the Community College of Rhode Island, and the author of The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America  …

David CarlinPope Francis has perplexed many devout and ardent Catholics in the United States and around the world by his apparent de-emphasis of struggles against abortion and same-sex marriage, struggles to which these Catholics – who may with justice be described as the most Catholic of American Catholics – have devoted their time, energy, money, work, and prayers.  But the pope, not long after becoming head of the Catholic Church told us that we shouldn’t “insist” on or “obsess” about these things. …