Posts Tagged ‘Garry Wills’

Church likes to pretend it never changes, says historian

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The Church likes to pretend that its current state is as it has always been, and it does this by reading history backwards, an historian writes. Practising Catholic and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills argues this in his latest book, titled: “The Future of the Church with Pope Francis”. “Since one begins from a certitude Read more

Radical historian likes Francis’s soft power

Friday, February 27th, 2015

An eminent American historian has written that Pope Francis is making change in the Church by yielding his power. In an interview with, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills said Francis hasn’t asserted his power and to do so would be a “weakening” thing for him. “Instead, he’s yielding power constantly,” Mr Wills said. “He’s Read more