Thursday, May 9, 2013
Easter Reflection on the Year of Two Popes
A little bit on Francis. I'm sure I'll disagree with some of his future pronouncements, but so far he has been a great breath of fresh air. I would like to think that the Catholic Wintertime in Milwaukee is experiencing an early spring thaw, but I'm not naive. Nonetheless, his emphasis as the Bishop of Rome (as opposed to the Pope) has been nice. It expresses a greater sense of collegiality with his brother and sister bishops. His washing of not only women's feet, but a Muslim woman's feet during Holy Thursday was great. He broke with a Roman custom that stressed Holy Thursday as Jesus founding the priesthood. By not washing the feet of twelve priests, he reminded the Church that Holy Thursday is about service and being the least one. His simple living is another great attribute. I await his next scandal.
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