Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
Pope Francis has come at the right time. Boy, do we need a religious leader that even Jesus would embrace with open arms. He is not afraid to get down into the trenches with the rest of us common folk. He is a pope of the people, for the people and by the people.
The critics who question his actions under the military junta in his country of Argentina should have walked in his shoes during those trying days. It is what he does now and in the days to come that really matters.
There is one very important issue that he and the leadership have to come to grips with as far as I am concerned, and that is celibacy.
This issue has all but destroyed the Catholic religion. Millions and millions of parishioners’ hard-earned money has been thrown away on lawsuits brought on by priests who molested children. If Pope Francis can’t resolve this policy of not allowing priests to marry within a reasonable time, I will have to think seriously about another religion. Celibacy is a man-made rule. It will take real men to overturn that stupidity.