We’re Looking at a Lame Duck Papacy

Posted September 1, 2018 6:52 pm by Dwight Longenecker

We’re Looking at a Lame Duck Papacy

Pope Francis’ response to Archbishop Vigano’s testimony has, so far, been a sad silence which echoes his silence over the questions about marriage formally presented by some of his cardinals.
If this lack of leadership continues we may see the development of a lame duck papacy.
Unlike some who are angry about the present crisis in the church, I have not called for Pope Francis to resign. I don’t believe it would do the church any good to have three popes. That was a disaster before. It would be a disaster now–even though I realize the circumstances are very different.
Furthermore, I doubt

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