When Francis Gets It Right
You can’t go on any half-decent Catholic blog nowadays without reading criticism of the Bishop of Rome from all sides.
What I often notice is the attempt to save what can be saved, by saying: “I so liked his speech on such and such an occasion, but…”
My two cents on the matter: when a man talks first class rubbish whenever he speaks off-the cuff, you can be sure whenever he makes a sound speech he has not suddenly discovered orthodoxy.
Common sense says that he is, on that occasion, simply following the speech that was written by others, and given to him.
Even a compulsive attention-seeker will, at times, simply think it wiser to follow the script.