This phrase made me laugh, in an article I found both delightful and challenging (although somewhat populist), by Elizabeth Tenety, the Catholic editor of the Washington Post’s Onfaith blog.  Here are a few tasters:

‘By critiquing the excesses of religion and politics — a criticism that resonates in media circles — Francis has given the press permission to change its narrative about the church.’

‘But Francis isn’t trying to win a popularity contest. And there’s still a lot in his beliefs, and the church’s teaching, that rankle the very modern culture that is embracing him.’

“I am firmly convinced that openness to the transcendent can bring about a new political and economic mindset, which would help to break down the wall of separation between the economy and the common good of society,” he writes in “Evangelii Gaudium.” Oh, my: Sounds like Francis believes in trickle-down transcendence.’

The whole article here:





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