"Lady in Red" may just be a song title for now, but the whispers have started about the possibility of Francis making female cardinals, or would that be cardinalettes? At any rate, somebody's got to wear the pants at the Vatican. Hopefully, if it comes to pass, they won't be polyester.
One of the many dangerously confusing things that Francis said in his big interview with La Civilta Cattolica concerned being "saved". He said, "The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you." It sounds like a done deal. Too bad he didn't take the opportunity to differentiate between being redeemed and being saved, as is so clearly explained in this Rorate piece from a traditional mission priest.
With a thorough knowledge gleaned from a library of pre-Vatican II liturgical theology and popular devotion books, Peter Kwasniewski explains for NLM readers what the proponents of the liturgical movement were hoping to accomplish: "intelligent, active participation of the faithful in the traditional liturgy of the Church—not in some other kind of liturgy."