School is beginning again. . . and I was asked a question to which I am not sure I know the answer.

Will the example of Pope Francis attract peple with different sorts of interests and ways of viewing the Church to graduate studies in theology than did the examples of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI?

I myself didn't go to a Catholic college, so don't remember thinking much about who the Pope was (a youngish JPII) when I decided to go on. It was the questions in the field broadly construed --Catholic, Protestant, secular, that I found realy interesting. 

What do you all think?  

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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