The pope’s interview went 12,000 words. How many millions have the pundits spilled on it? I liked this Jesuit’s commentary.
Francis is giving us a lot to do. His fresh air brings new life to the church and renews the hopes of the Second Vatican Council. He reminds us that we can keep our values, without obsessing over contraception, abortion, gay marriage and ordination issues. But after obsession, there is work to be done.
This is true. As a lay minister, I see no end to it. But as I tackle the day’s, the week’s, the year’s tasks. I feel like I can take a breath of that fresh air.
Fr Clooney knows it is a prime time for getting to work
(W)hen the church is freed from undue attachment to just some issues, it can then turn to its full and urgent mission for today.