Parolin’s Paradigm Shift: Division or Development?

Posted February 1, 2018 11:43 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Parolin’s Paradigm Shift: Division or Development?

I woke up this morning ready to write a blog post about Cardinal Parolin’s unfortunate statement that Amoris Letitia indicates a “paradigm shift” in the church, only to find that George Weigel beat me to it.
His excellent article is here at First Things.
What is a “paradigm shift” anyway? When I was doing business training I used to tell the story which is in Stephen Covey’s book Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. Here’s the story:
I remember a mini-paradigm shift I experienced one morning on a subway in New York. People were sitting quietly – some reading newspapers, some lost in thought, some

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