Everyone undoubtedly sees the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis I through different prisms. The broader view takes in much more than whether he will listen to Chicago’s nuns. A narrower view was taken by the Sun-Times editorial board, which said precisely that: A hope that will Francis I will listen to Chicago’s nuns.
I hope he does too, but there’s a lot more–much, much more–at stake. Here, I’ll take an opportunity to refer you to that broader view, from the astute and acerbic Pat Hickey, a genuine South Side Irish Catholic. Take it away, Pat….