Man, watching ABC News you might get the idea that nobody would want to be Pope at all. Couple of thoughts about this unrelentingly negative story about the Pope’s resignation and the Church.
The story makes it sound like the Church is disappearing. It’s not. It just isn’t. Also, the story is myopically American whereas the Church is an institution present in every country. Every person ABC interviews in this story wants the Church to “liberalize” on gay marriage, abortion, or women priests. Hmmm. They couldn’t find any orthodox Catholics? Seems kinda’ weird when you think that if you just show up at morning Mass you’re likely to find some pretty serious Catholics who understand the faith a little more than some folks who ABC just stopped on the street.