Monday, April 11, 2005

That's what ad limina visits are for

Bill Cork links to the advice of the Nat'l Catholic Reporter's suggestion to the next pope: listen to your fellow bishops more. Bill aptly replies, so I'm just going to quote his post in full:
    Tom Roberts has advice for the pope: have a year of "listening sessions." He wants him to travel wearing a black suit, celebrate no masses, do nothing but listen to bishops. I guess Mr. Roberts doesn't know about something called "ad limina visits."

    In Mr. Roberts' model, the pope should be a facilitator and a manager, not a teacher or a pastor or a priest.

Well said, Bill.

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