For heretics and non-believers, getting to see this Pope is getting easier every day.
Last week the Pope entertained a group of Jewish leaders and told them what they wanted to hear. This week he spent 15 minutes in private with pro-choice Catholic politician, democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
After the Pelosi powwow the Vatican issued a namby pamby softball statement, "His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in co-operation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
Reminding the democrat of the Vatican's stance in favor of "Laws capable of protecting..." is many stages and degrees away from the spin that reactionary Catholics have put on it. The Pope did not directly criticize or chastise the politician for her openly heretical positions.
The fact is that we can spin this event as a softening while others spin it as a reiteration of hard-line papal politics.
So, now this and recall that last week on the one hand he greeted a Holocaust denier back into the Church and then on the other hand he greeted a group of Jewish leaders in the Vatican and spoke against Holocaust denial.
Amazing. The Pope has become a sort of papal Talmudist who promulgates utterances and performs actions that are interpreted in diametrically opposite ways.