“Virtually everything he has done since being elected pope, every gesture, every decision, has rankled traditionalists in one way or another.”
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“The most we can hope for is that the Italian method is followed where it quietly slips to the background and life goes on,” Sister Simone Campbell said.
Many would welcome a signal from the pope that he supports such discussion, but there are no exchanges with parishioners or lay people scheduled during his Sept. 22-25 visit. “The bishops will not want to confront the pope with the problems facing Germany’s church,” Kruip said.
Not everyone likes the new sculpture of Pope John Paul II in Rome.
“I said ‘Bravo, let’s put this on steroids. Let’s make this part of our college Lenten spiritual regimen,’” [Archbishop Timothy] Dolan said Thursday from New York. “It’s an act of penance. Is there anything colder, damper than taking off on a dark Roman morning … to walk a half hour to a church? That’s what Lent is all about.”
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