The problem isn’t that Pope Francis doesn’t understand our context , nor that we don’t understand his allusions to St. Vincent of Lérins . . . but that we don’t understand his audience , says Elizabeth Scalia in today’s On the Square :

Pope Francis has redefined no dogma, changed no doctrine; he has done little more, actually, than change the tone of the voice of Rome, and yet that tonal adjustment has allowed an exhalation that feels like a sigh of completion. Amid a Church that has held its breath for decades while traipsing the wire between a pre- and post-concillar understanding of itself, this feels like we have finally reached the other side. As I read the profoundly pastoral Spadaro interview, though, I kept wishing my friend Sarah could read it, too.

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Articles by B. D. McClay

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