Ooops! Sorry, Anthony, I gave her a few *very* secular sources.<quoted text>
Are you asking sincerely or will it predispose another "full of it" remark?
But, really, this isn't anything new, as you well know.
I guess I just don't like the games that are being played. Thought this was interesting:
"When 200 homeless people were received to dinner at the Vatican, some of the purveyors of odious comparisons were publicly in awe of Francis’ humility and charity. They had perhaps been too busy to notice that he was merely repeating a gesture his two immediate predecessors had made before him. Or not quite. In 2010, Benedict XVI received 250 homeless people to lunch, and passed in person at every table before sitting down at one of them to take his meal with his guests. Francis sent a cardinal to represent him. Let us not make odious comparisons in our turn, but the narrative of the humble new broom who is sweeping away the “Renaissance court” of the immediate past needs to be exposed as the manipulation it is."
Anthony, I know I'm preaching to the choir, so thanks for bearing with me!