His beatification is a declaration of his holiness, not his achievements
By the time of his death, his greatness had become universally perceived
The interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi doesn’t compromise a single Catholic belief
But they cannot: this is an idea whose time has come
Do we really have to continue reading the tone-deaf, flat-footed Jerusalem Bible at Mass?
Certainly something very striking is going on: are there here, really, reasons for hope?
After all, the mighty are being put down from their seats and the humble exalted
The speed of the operation is possible because of the Pope’s personal knowledge of those involved
The bishops’ conferences could soon be beginning to look very different
But we really don’t know; maybe I’m being guilty of wishful thinking