It is a year on from the election of Pope Francis. Barbie Latza Nadeau sets out the pluses and minuses of the year along with the loves and hates engendered by the Franciscan apostleship. It is early days into his reign so unfair to make definitive judgments, whether for praise or condemnation. There do seem to be some solid achievements such as getting George Pell to Rome re finances, and the promise of more to come, especially regarding a widely vexed question of admittance of remarried (but not in the eyes of the church) Catholics to communion.
On reflection, the article points a question back to all of us in church leadership as much as it asks questions of Francis' leadership: what difference do we make to the sphere of ministry we have been appointed to?
On which I had betterget on with my day job!