Adam Shaw wrote movie and video game reviews for CNS, which operates under the aegis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Not any more.
The “cold-call pope,” as Francis, has been dubbed, was at it again, phoning a Roman woman who wrote to him in despair. He said he would baptize her infant if she couldn’t find a willing priest; she said she’ll call the child “Francis” if it’s a boy. Francis has already surprised his cobbler with a phone call and counseled a worried Italian teen and an Argentine rape victim.
The onetime Dominican theologian who was booted from the church — by the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI — says Francis represents a chance for real change in the church. But in a new book he also challenges the new pontiff to act on his better instincts. Not that Fox will be rejoining Rome anytime soon, as he says in this Q&A…