At a recent dinner party a non-Catholic friend commented that she hoped Pope Francis wouldn’t turn out to be another Obama. When pressed as to what she meant, she explained her fear that Francis’s papacy would go much like Obama’s presidency: first international acclaim, and soon thereafter a cooling of emotion as the pope, like […]
Christopher White is co-author of Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church ( Encounter Books, 2013).
Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise announcement that he would abdicate the papacy, New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted that “at some point the church will accept contraception and female and non-celibate priests. Could it be in the next papacy?” For years, both those within and outside of the Catholic Church have believed that […]