"When the Church enters the debate in the public square, then I, who, with the whole people of God, am also the Church, can challenge and in good conscience, hold the Church to account."
"I do not see in Bergoglio a prophetic voice of the sort that we saw in El Salvador, with the martyred Archbishop Romero, or in Brasil’s famously prophetic Dom Helder Câmara."
"It is this same Spirit that we must embrace today—the problems facing the church cannot be solved by one man but will take all of us tapping into holy chutzpah to repair, reform, renew, and re-member the Church."
"But the great, overwhelming eruption of our time lies deeper than all these things, in the very core of our imagination, in how we live with one another, and how we divide and order our society."
"He is another representative of Roman Catholic conservatism: inflexible, headstrong, and connected to those sectors of Argentine society that are critical of any progressive ideas, yet have a great impact on the population."
"Moreover, his rise to power was extraordinary in that fully formed Jesuits take a vow not to pursue higher office within the order or the Church."
"By his own definition, we can safely assume that whatever else may change, the reign of Pope Francis will not be one that initiates a dialogue with the sexual and gender minorities of the world."