November 25, 2013

Mormons With Pope Envy

Jana Riess, Religion News Service

“I have Pope Envy,” I confessed to a Catholic friend recently over breakfast.

She understood at once. The way Pope Francis has re-energized the Roman Catholic Church in just eight months is nothing short of astonishing, filling pews with lapsed Catholics and generating good will everywhere he goes. As the Archbishop of New York put it,

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