Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pope Francis--Breath of the Holy Spirit?

The recent news about Pope Francis is astonishing. A change in the obsessive and offputting focus of the Church on abortion, contraception, and homosexuality? The possibility of ending the thousand-year-old discipline of celibacy for Roman Rite priests? A return to the "preferential option for the poor"?

One thinks immediately of Saint Pope John XXIII. One wonders if this is the fresh air, the Breath of the Holy Spirit, surprising the Church and the whole world!

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