Today was the first day of conclave. 115 cardinals have gathered to elect the Roman Catholic Church’s next Pope.
For many, this is an important decision. They respect the decision and value the wisdom of the Pope as he provides spiritual guidance.
For others, there is anger and a distance towards the Catholic Church. They will site their views on same sex marriage and abortion as one problem. The other being how they have handled the issues surrounding Priests abusing children. They have questioned the Catholic Church’s relevancy. They will also site that Priests should be married and woman should be ordained as preists
Michael Coren argues that while the church might have been at a crossroads, it is still relevant. He responds to several critiques of the church and ends his article with this comment.
“Finally, “nobody cares about the church anymore.” Of course they don’t. Which is why there are 5,000 journalists in Rome right now. Amen.”
What do you think? Is the Catholic Church still relevant?