I have noticed that in the last few months the press always mentions “the Church in crisis”. Yes, it’s faced various serious issues as the sex abuse scandals, the Vatileaks scandal, etc. Not to downlplay such problems, but is it correct to say that the “Church is in crisis”? Do you personally feel that the Church is in crisis? Has the media chosen these words on purpose in order to manipulate or influence a certain outcome in the Conclave?
I, for one, personally wouldn’t really say that the chuch is “in crisis”…like any other temporal institution, problems are and always have been, and always will be.