Maureen Mullarkey has a wonderful piece in this week’s First Things.
Entitled “Tammany on the Tiber” it is an exceptional piece.
She wonders rightly, I think, about the trend now developing of popes canonizing their predecessors. She asks,
Is election a promissory note drafted in white smoke, and redeemable at death for public elevation to the rank of saint?
She has a fascinating take on recent popes and I highly recommend this article to your consideration.