- - Monday, September 21, 2015

(1) The Pope’s Dark Night of the Soul - Daniel Burke, CNN

***This is a very long piece…and it doesn’t really answer the question of “What happened to Bergoglio (Pope Francis) during his two years in Cordoba?” Nevertheless, the piece is a fascinating look into the Jesuits and the Pope’s pilgrimage.

(2) Evangelicals and the Carson Illusion, by Ross Douthat (New York Times)

also … Ben Carson: Muslim Shouldn’t be Elected President (AP)

(3) Test your knowledge of all things Papal with an AP quiz (AP)

(4) SYRIA | There’s more to watching a crisis unfold than watching viral videos, by Mindy Belz (World)

***Depending on how many times you’ve already been to World this month, this one might be firewalled.

Once upon a time there were powerful nations of the world who acted in such situations: They worked to defeat enemies intent on spreading terror. They rescued the unjust victims of war and atrocities. They allowed for orderly processing of war refugees, typically screened in another country before they’re granted entry. Now we are left to apply Band-Aids to a hemorrhage.

(5) Dissolving the Anglican Church to Save It, by David Graham (The Atlantic)

…and, Justin Welby Won’t Save the Church (Telegraph)

***Well, there you go. The Telegraph said it…done deal. Everybody go home, nothing more to see. All joking aside, the point is well taken.

“A solution that is based on the logic of geography and business practice seems unlikely to promote the hoped-for Anglican Communion resurrection.”



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