Multimedia Presention by: Gianna Sarallo, Maddie Nichol, Hannah Chiero, & Katie Collin
Reports: positive and negative affects of technology usage, Pope Francis' less traditional stance, and same sex parenting
Is Pope Francis
Changing Church Teaching?
Pope Francis is not changing church teaching, but he has been criticized for straying from tradition. However, he's created a more positive view of the Catholic Church because of his humility, he is inclusive, and society responds well to how Pope Francis lives.
Pope Francis has very different approaches to social issues, especially compared to his predecessors. People have responded both positively and negatively to the way Pope Francis goes about things. Most people recognize and admire how humble he is. Pope Francis refuses to live in the papal palace, wear fancy vestments, and be driven around in an expensive car. People also like how Pope Francis upholds the life and dignity of everyone. While Pope Francis has done some great things to help the church, more traditional followers of the faith see Pope Francis is straying from tradition. These people may not like when Pope Francis washed the feet of Muslim immigrants on Holy Thursday, instead of him traditionally washing the feet of Vatican Officials and Bishops. These traditionalist don’t see that Pope Francis was trying to act Christ-like and care for the least of these. All things considered, while Pope Francis has strayed from tradition, he has created an image for himself of being generous, humble, and inclusive.