Jesus was a liberal. He sided with underdogs. He championed little people, not the privileged and powerful. "Blessed are the poor" was one of his maxims. He told a noble: "Sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor."
DALLAS - Fr. Roch Kereszty may seem like just another monk at Cistercian Abbey in Irving, Tex. Nothing is unusual about how he leans on his cane; nothing different about how he'll greet you with a warm smile. The only thing that really stands out is his deep Hungarian accent when he strikes up a conversation.
U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved their internal and political agendas for the coming years - but only after a vocal minority of bishops appointed by Pope Francis questioned Tuesday whether bishops were really following the pontiff's dramatic focus on mercy, the poor and the planet.