Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pope Francis Time Person of the Year

http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-the-choice/ Certainly a wise choice. Could go with the usual suspects, or heaven forbid, a popstar. Time magazine crowned Pope Francis this year's person of the year. The words from the Pope have started a seismic shift in the Catholic church returning it to simpler roots, and dare I say, the teachings of Jesus. Will he be successful in implementing change? Time will tell what's rhetoric and what's too big to shift the already massive organization set in its ways.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Corporate Greed Targeted by Pope

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/uk-pope-document-idUKBRE9AP0EO20131126 The Pope continues his attack on wealth disparity (which in some ways could be seen as hypocritical given the massive wealth, primarily in land, the Catholic Church possess) taking corporations to task yet again decrying the immense and usually obtuse salaries for executives. This Pope has long been a champion for the poor, seeking ways to raise their prominence in the face of oppression from a variety of sources, including wage disparity at the hands of greedy corporations. Impact? Likely none, but at some point at least some Catholics will be convicted to make changes that may see a trickle down effect to some workers (the working poor....)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pope makes house calls

What's awesome about this story is the way this Pope wishes to connect to his people. Just sitting at home responding to letters and picking up the phone to chat with someone who needs encouragement. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/09/06/pope-pledges-to-baptize-mothers-baby-after-she-rejects-abortion/

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pope Benedict Resigns

Health has slowed (or was it Twitter?) the work of the Pope the point he can no longer feasibly continue his duties effectively. Generally a job until death, the 'voting' of the next leader of the Roman Catholic church is upon us. The question is where will the next Pope hail from? Given the shift of faithful has definitely moved to South America and Africa, we could very well see the first non-European emerge from conclave.