Have you heard about the scandalous writings by the new head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office? No, no: I don’t mean
Heal Me With Your Mouth: The Art of Kissing
, the 1995 pamphlet that has occasioned so much comment since Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández was elevated to Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Francis last week. Kissing is, I suppose, a reasonable subject for theological reflection; though having said that . . .
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and