NCR Editorial Staff
We say: Trump's desire to see tanks and missiles paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue raises the question of what vision he has for America. He misunderstands what has made America great.
We say: Francis has an ambitious reform agenda for the church, an agenda he believes he was elected to implement. His actions in Chile in January weakened his reform efforts. If he can't fix this, his larger agenda will be in jeopardy.
We say: Unfortunately, Pope Francis' defense of Chilean Bishop Juan Barros Madrid is only the latest in a number of statements he has made in his nearly five-year papacy that have hurt survivors, and the whole body of the church.