Pope Francis: Bishop of Rome… and Vigilante Vicar?



He may be TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, but not everybody loves Pope Francis’ unconventional approach to the papacy. He’s washed the feet of criminals, he’s personally corresponded with a group of gay Italians, and he drives an ’84 Renault.  This hour we’ll talk about whether conservative Catholics welcome the change or think he’s gone too far.


  • Matt C. Abbott, Catholic columnist for RenewAmerica
  • Michael Sean Winters, blogger and columnist for the National Catholic Reporter
  • Dr. Leo Madden, Associate Professor of Theology & Head of the Dept of Theology, Ohio Dominican University

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