Archlib Jesuit (tautology?) Fr. Thomas Reese at RNS has perhaps scored an auto-goal (aka own goal).
In a plaintive mewl, Reese laments the cool reception and, I suppose, implied resistance to Francis. “It’s the beginning of the end!”
I wonder if he stopped and read that paragraph aloud to himself before click the SEND button.
Still, Reese isn’t wrong.
My time with seminarians and young priests informs me that, when Francis is mentioned, they become quiet and show a respectful demeanor. They perk up considerably at the mention of John Paul II and, especially, Benedict.
The plural of anecdote is “data”.
Meanwhile, please suppose the