By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pope Francis is Time Person of the Year

According to Reuters, only John XXIII and John Paul II were previous recipients of this honor (they will also be canonized next year).

What can I say? We are living through a historic time of Catholic renewal. Pope Francis shows what compassion, a natural decency, and humility can achieve. These traits should not be a surprising formula--this modus operandi was pioneered by the Founder of the whole thing, a Founder who did not cling to divinity but humbled himself to the depths (see Philippians Chapter 2).

Now, let's hope (but don't hold your breath) that the neo-Pharisees, both religious and political, will join the renewal. But, whatever happens, the train has left the station.