For John, BLUF: "We never did that way before." Nothing to see here; just move along.
On Sunday The Boston Herald had an article by Reporter Brian Dowling, "Populist pontiff to shift power". The Pope is trying to push power down within a unified Church. But, it isn't easy, but His Holiness has ideas.
“The flock has an ‘instinct’ to discern new ways that the Lord is revealing to the Church,” Pope Francis said yesterday. “How would we ever be able to speak about the family without engaging families, listening to their joys and hopes, their sorrows and their anguish?”On the same page is a commentary by Former Boston Mayor (and one time US Ambassador to the Vatican) Ray Flynn, "Flynn: Pope Francis takes a page from my book". Ambassador Flynn's book is The Accidental Pope.
But, the Pope also came up for discussion this last Sunday in The Old Gray Lady, where Columnist Ross Douthat gave us "The Plot to Change Catholicism".
I wish the Pope had read some Hernando de Soto and did not think of the distorted socialism of Argentina as some form of Capitalism, but so far I like the cut of his jib.
Regards — Cliff