The pope’s reign and ruin

Pope Francis praised the horde of Genghis Khan and the imperialism of the Russian czars for their tolerance, then went on to criticize American Catholics for a sin he made up, called indietrismo – which means backward-looking. It’s hard to unpack how much of a failure this papacy already is. But a church of today that pretends to release us from the church of yesterday is a church that confesses its irrelevance.