Thursday 28 January 2016

Austen Ivereigh, The Great Reformer

The Ivereigh book on Bergoglio: The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope: interesting, but not excellent. He does not really understand how religious life functions. He gives Bergoglio, as rector of the Maximo, credit for the large number of students. Bergoglio perhaps as provincial was responsible for a particular vocation ministry, but not as rector… He makes him also responsible for the “parish”. There seems to be no division of labour among his team members. Whatever.

The difficulties with his congregation: more serious and prolonged than I imagined. I thought it was just with one person, the new provincial. Instead, it seems to be with the whole “dominant” trend, up to Kolvenbach. Bergoglio seen as out of line with the rest of the congregation. And then the “reconciliation” after the papal election, the personal call to Nicolas…



No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured post

Rupnik, “E se l’evangelizzazione chiedesse una novità nella vita consacrata?” English summary

“EVANGELIZATION – DOES IT CALL FOR SOMETHING NEW FROM CONSECRATED LIFE?” MARKO RUPNIK, SJ “E se l’evangelizzazione chiedesse una novit...