In June 17th National Catholic Reporter, John L. Allen, Jr., writes:
Francis seems determined to function as a pastor, at least as much as a primate or politician, so the right model may not be the one used to assess chief executives. Rather, it’s how Catholics tend to think about a parish priest. Their basic question usually isn’t what his policy positions are, but whether he inspires. Perhaps the root lesson of Francis’ first 100 days is that when it comes to spiritual leadership, sometimes style really is substance.
Read Allen’s entire article, “Francis at 100 Days: ‘The world’s Parish Priest,'” by clicking here.