A credible candidate for Pope who understands how to use cultural references as a medium for evangelization.
A credible candidate for Pope who understands how to use cultural references as a medium for evangelization. Cardinal Scola reminds me of Alberto Luciani who was elected as John Paul I who, even though pontiff for only one month demonstrated the efficacy of using such a pastoral approach. If the future Bishop of Rome chosen by the Cardinals in upcoming conclave has any hope of stemming the tide currently running against the Church in the West, he will need to be able to preach and teach in a manner that resonates with them. On the whole, they are bereft of any catechetical instruction and unable to comprehend the heavily theological laden teachings of recent popes. The capacity to reformulate the truths of faith using modern cultural references would seem to be the only way to reach those who have turned away from the Church.