Vatican’s Cultural Revolution is Fizzling

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In his New York Times article, Jason Horowitz writes about a priest working as a diplomat in Washington who has returned to the Vatican amid suspicions by American officials that he possessed child pornography.

I have featured the Catholic Church in my book, From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire, as a "Disjointed Culture", which means that there are a number of subcultures because of the autonomy given to Bishops and Cardinals around the world.

Pope Francis’ elevation provided some hope that the church would become an example for a cultural revolution, which would correct the many sins of the past. Sadly, Pope Francis is failing miserably at this, which is reflected in the continued decline in parishioners, clergy and as a result influence. This is unfortunate, particularly in a time when we need individuals and groups to provide guidance, hope, charity and most of all moral authority.

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