Like many people, I was immensely moved when I saw the photos of Pope Francis washing the feet of single moms and recovering drug addicts.
I hope I'm alone, though, when I confess that the sensation I felt was not purely salutary -- although I didn't realize it until this morning. The first news headline I read said, "Pope Francis to Celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at Juvenile Prison
"How wonderful," I thought. "He's really going to put his example of service right in front of our faces, over and over again until we get it." In some dark part of my heart a tiny spark of glee crackled, and I thought, "Hoo hoo, this is going to tick off all the right people!" I didn't really...READ MORE