At the Post's "On Faith" blog, John Gehring gives his take on Pope Francis. I quibble with his apparent distinction between "Church doctrine" and "the example of Jesus in the Gospels" as if the one did not flow from the other, but all in all, I think Gehring captures the sense of freshness about this pontificate and responds accordingly, with a hopeful, open-hearted stance. "Look, I am doing something new," we read in Isaiah. "Do you not perceive it?" Sadly, some don't. Happily, some, like Gehring, do.
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In This Issue
- Editorial: Clear all obstacles from the path to peace with Iran
- Conservative corners have tepid take on Pope Francis' environment encyclical
- Where Pope Francis stands when it comes to women
- This issue's Special Section: Summer Books
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by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles
by Jamie Manson Grace on the Margins