Francis: A Pope Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers Can Believe In

Nicholas S. Molinari

Who am I to judge? Love and care for one another. Do unto others as you’d wish to be done unto you. Care for the poor, the infirm, the sick, the dying (we’re all in that process already), the oppressed, the suppressed, the depressed, the disenfranchised, the ignorant, and the misinformed. Truly, there is no end to this list.

I was a priest in my youth; virtually all my friends and acquaintances had been priests and nuns, the latter more properly called “Religious Sisters." After leaving the priesthood and eventually marrying, my (our) friends and acquaintances tended to be peers, former priests, and former nuns.

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