I don’t know about you, but I was delighted by Pope Francis’ statement (not ex cathedra) that dogs go to Heaven. It just seemed so right. Especially since he didn’t mention cats. I kept thinking about Christ’s promise that whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven. (Sounds even better in the original Latin.)
I think most people must have smiled at this. Many would have recalled how the first St. Francis loved animals, and how they are blessed at church. Is anything more faithful and loving than one’s dog?