A Changing Church

NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF

On the day Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope, Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) told CNN how delighted he was with the selection: “What you saw is an affirmation by the cardinals that the church is not going to change, even though maybe Europe and North America want it to,” he said. “It is going to stay the way it has been for two thousand years.”

With all due respect to the gentleman from Pennsylvania, the church has been changing...

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Christopher M. Bellitto is assistant professor of history at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

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