The Church and the Costa Concordia: A Lesson

 Righting the ship. If you've been following the efforts  to raise the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise vessel, grounded for nearly two years on an Italian reef, you know it was no simple operation. It took vision, commitment, lots of money and equipment and time.Righting the Church (which is, even for those of us who share Pope Francis's graced optimism, always in need of righting) is the much the same.It only takes one person---the Concordia's captain, who swears he didn't know … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Intervention for a Hoarder Church

 I got my wish. Last week, the conclave elected as a successor to St Peter and to the retired Pope Benedict XVI a man who seems to embody the best of my two favorite popes (John XXIII and Benedict)---doctrinal faithfulness and pastoral joy. I even called St Joseph's Day as the perfect date for the inaugural Mass. What I couldn't predict is that the erstwhile Cardinal Bergoglio, with whose name I wasn't even familiar when it was announced, would take the papal name and embody the best of … [Read more...]

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