Pope Francis shakes up the church

Pope Francis is shaking up the church, it seems. High time.

In this struggle between religious conservatives and religious liberals we can see the same struggle that is playing out in secular culture. It is a very human thing to be torn between rules and principles, between obedience and conscience, between definition and exploration.

Like liberty versus equality, probably the tension between the two opposite tendencies can be bridged only by fraternity — that is to say, love. The struggle is naturally going to raise terrific tensions, and we will see how it plays out. There are no guarantees that the story will play out happily, but it may.

This Washington Post article via SchwartzReport, as so often.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/conservative-catholics-question-pope-franciss-approach/2013/10/12/21d7f484-2cf4-11e3-8ade-a1f23cda135e_story.html

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