Pope Francis

Pope Francis

There was an article in Politico about a message to the media from Pope Francis, and I thought it might be a good place to start a discussion.

“The devil should not have all the best tunes.” We baroque-loving church folk like to quote that, when justifying our devotion to jazz or, though not in my case, rock music. Think today of Christian jazz or “Christian rock.”

Lots of people are talking about our (still very new) Bishop of Rome — and especially his recent interview in America. Mark Silk says we have a "liberal" pope. So do Rod Dreher and many other commentators.

In this week's capsule: preparing to interview poet Marie Howe, reflections from a Benedictine monastery in the Midwest, and some illumination from Pema Chodron.

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