Pope Francis, Infallible Nudger

The Pope's approach has been to act on the spirit, not the letter of Catholic doctrine.

Go forth and multiply -- or not.

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Upon returning from the Philippines, where he met former street children abandoned by indigent parents, Pope Francis has added another quote to a growing number of surprisingly liberal statements. "Some people think," he said, "That -- excuse my expression here -- that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Parenthood is about being responsible. That is clear."

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