Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Project for New Year: Jason Berry on Pope Francis and the "Core Question" of the Abuse Crisis

Jason Berry, "How Pope Francis Took 2013 by Storm," Globalpost:

With breathtaking rhetoric, like his powerful statement last month against rising income inequality around the world, and powerful symbolism, like washing the feet of Muslim girls in prison, Francis has shifted media focus from the church’s unresolved crisis to a language of hope that many people crave. 
But a core question lingers over all of this good publicity: At what point will he confront the weight of necessary change within a church still in need of structural reform if it is going to resolve the priest sex abuse crisis that has consumed it?

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