Greetings, hopefully I posted this in the correct spot.
The Pope appears to be more progressive than the Catholic tradition. I generally believe the media takes what the Pope says out of context. I have Protestant friends and family who hear the news and remain secure in being Protestant and not Catholic and believe His Holiness and the Church is not what it says it is. Most of them are very conservative and follow Christ. They vote pro-life etc. etc. etc.
To be truthful, I don’t follow what the media says about him because I don’t usually believe it. However, many non-Catholics do follow what the media says the Pope says, and they formulate these opinions about the Catholic faith. I have reiterated to others that the Catholic faith still upholds it’s tradition for many issues like abortion, gay marriage, female priests, etc. and to be mindful that the media likes to make their own truths.
How do you answer them back when they tell you the latest news or how unholy His Holiness seems to be lately?