Pope Francis has been a welcome addition to the Catholic Church, and in a different century his arrival would have led to significant changes in the church. He is a kind, a generous, a caring Pope who has won the admiration of millions. But, Pope Francis has yet to address key issues of the church in the 21st century. Students attending Seattle’s Eastside Catholic High School walked out of their classes because a popular vice principal was forced to resign due to his committing a heinous crime, he got married. Mark Zmuda took advantage of a new policy in the state of Washington which allows men to marry one another. Mr. Zmuda was told by the Church that it simply does “not condone such acts between same sex partners.”
Fifty years from now there will be a Catholic Church in America. Only, it will be called the, “American Catholic Church” and it will not owe allegiance to a Pope in Rome. Such is the fate of those who dwell in the past and do not adjust to modern life.