The Apocalypse of Pope Francis

2 01 2019

By “apocalypse” in the title, I don’t mean that Pope Francis will somehow trigger the end of the world, or that he is the Anti-Christ or an anti-Christ. That might be a popular take in some circles, but it is not one I agree with. I take “apocalypse” here in its literal sense of “unveiling”. The ascendancy of Pope Francis this decade has revealed the real essence of the global Church with all of its contradictions. Both liberal and conservative, intellectually derivative and addicted to saccharine kitsch, the actual position of the Catholic Church remains indecisive. Should it fully transition into modernity or pull back into the barracks of reaction? I don’t think the issue will be resolved any time soon. Read the rest of this entry »