Constant appeal to "Truth" but always starts with a sense of anxiety. They always lament "confusion" and regurgitate banal bits of catechism.
"Who's confused? says @austeni "I'm not confused."
They have a "post-truth theology," says @austeni in a good coinage.
Iveriegh note Francis himself is an outsider, but one can exaggerate that. He's not a maverick. He comes out of a deep ecclesiastical tradition in Latin America.
Reform from within, I guess. Thoughts?
Ivereigh says Francis' reform of the priesthood (and training of priests) has been much deeper and little noticed
The effort to reconquer the public square politically has failed.
@austeni notes how close Francis is to charismatic renewal. if you compare Francis speeches with predecessors the Holy Spirit is much more present. And JOY.
One of most remarkable aspects of this papacy says Austen is outreach to Evangelicals and Pentecostals.