“It was a huge challenge to trust that the pendulum will swing back and that the Holy Spirit is working in the Church through all of it. The Holy Spirit doesn’t seem to be a linear thinker or actor.” – Abbot John Klassen, OSB, funeral homily for Fr. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB
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A half-millennium of attempts to reform the central administration of the Catholic Church has not succeeded.
Pope St. Pius V, pray for us.
Catholic News Service: Doubts and Regrets Among Some in the Vatican About Pope Francis’ ‘Abrupt Change in Style’
“Especially within the Vatican, there are surely many who inwardly regret the clear signs that informality will be the rule in this pontificate. After all, honors and decorations are among the few worldly rewards legitimately available to those in the hierarchy.”
This word choice contains a clear message, regarding both the sense of episcopal collegiality and of ecumenism.
Pope Francis is meeting dignataries in the hotel, not the palace, though he has taken posession of it.
“The church does not work anymore.”
It displeases Lehmann that Benedict himself didn’t say all he knew about the Vatileaks affair when questioned by the cardinals.
Pope Francis is sweeping away trappings of court ceremonial left and right.
Ratzinger said bishops “have been complaining about this problem of excessive Roman centralization for at least two centuries.”