interview with Ross Douthat via Uncommon Knowledge
Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.
A college of strangers is not, presumably, what Pope Francis wanted to accomplish with his diversification of the world cardinalate. But unless he begins gathering the men who will choose his successor on a more regular basis, the cardinals will enter a future conclave as strangers who will likely rely on the world press for information about men they really should know from personal experience. Read More
John Paul II never asked young people to take up any challenge he had not accepted, or bear any burden he had not borne. That was palpable, and young people, who have very good baloney detectors, sensed it. Synod-2018 should reflect on that. Read More