The Wall Street Journal asked a group of Catholics to answer the question: "The next pope should be....?" I was happy to be included in the group and answered that the new pope should be among the poor. I was frankly shocked at the coarseness of George Weigel's reply that the new pope should be a culture warrior, specifically one devoted to shoring up modern democracy. Huh? The papacy is, last time I checked, not a constitutional office. In any event, you can read the essays here.
Looking for comments?
We've suspended comments on NCRonline.org for a while. If you missed that announcement, learn more about our decision here.