Pope Says: Leave Gays Alone, Church Gets Locked Up in 'Small-Minded Rules'

wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam9/20/2013 4:18:30 am PDT

re: #5 CuriousLurker

He’s kinda like the Sufi Pope—he’s got that mystical thing going on. I like him.

I like that — the Sufi Pope. Updinged.

There has long been a mystical strain among Catholics. Thomas Merton, who studied Buddhism very closely for years, would be another “mystical” Catholic. (From the Abbey of Gethsemane, Kentucky!) Francis of Assisi, the Pope’s namesake, would certainly qualify. I mean, talking to animals and stuff …