A few modest proposals for the next pope

A few modest proposals for the next pope

Throughout my career, I've wisely refrained from giving advice to popes or the Vatican. I make an exception today, because in the wake of ex-Pope Benedict's resignation I'm hoping the cardinals give some creative thought to how a pope governs in the modern age.

It's on the op-ed page of USA Today. I tried to keep it short: Seven Steps for a New Pope.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Cliff Borgerding wrote:
Great editorial in USA. Excellent points and suggestions that could improve the image of the chuch tremendously without any impact on the dogma or liturgical traditions. It would create an environment that would do a lot to improve the image of the church worldwide. Cliff

Wed, March 6, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

2. Lowell Rinker wrote:
I would love to see the 7 suggestions implemented by the new Pope. It could be the beginning of a major turn around....it would demonstrate a true desire by the Church to listen to its flock....it would restore credibility and would make the Catholic world outside of Rome begin to feel like it had some real input and say in what conversations would take place going forward.

Wed, March 6, 2013 @ 5:46 PM

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