For a lot of people, last week was all pope, all the time. An abundance of TV coverage, live Twitter feeds, commentaries, criticisms, and analyses was almost too much to absorb. The pomp, ceremony, parades and processions were worthy of British pageantry.
Aside from the glaring absence of women at some of the functions, despite the civic and ecclesiastical politics and posturing probably hidden in the background, what’s the take-away message for individuals, the church, and the country? When it’s back to business and life as usual,