Business As Usual

What is trumpeted by sources in this story as good news sounds like bad news: that religious orders are happy with their relatively new Vatican overseer, Brazilian Archbishop Joao Braz de Avis.  The orders, many of which are deeply troubled, seem to be breathing a sigh of relief that he won’t be pressing any serious reforms on them. As the story notes, his predecessor, Slovenian Cardinal Franc Rode, had said these orders were in crisis, but Archbishop Avis doesn’t want to approach them with a “prejudiced attitude.” But what is prejudiced about Rode’s view? It was based on extensive evidence.  

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