Something quite wonderful happened in the middle of this series on Pope Emeritus Benedict and secularism — Pope Francis.
The really wonderful news is that the pope is not a president. A change in popes does not signal, as it does with political elections, a change in administrations that brings a radical change in fundamental doctrines. A pope is bound by Tradition and Scripture, by the doctrines and decisions of the Church for 2,000 years as rooted in and defined by the Revelation of God. He is about handing on the truth, proclaiming the truth, not reinventing the truth.
As with Benedict, Pope Francis will be proclaiming the truth against ever more aggressive secularism. Like Europe...READ MORE