Rome Round-Up

Here's John Allen's June 24th "Word from Rome." He tackles a number of interesting subjects: Spanish efforts to create a pro-family movement worthy of the name, dialogue with Islam, the state of Christians in Islam. And he addresses the question of the Pope's "creative minorities." What I like about his treatment is that he sees (and later, scroll down, Cardinal Scola sees) that the Pope does not mean to shrink the Church down to a small, pure band of brothers. What I don't like is that I don't think the Pope ever thought that (see my previous post on this subject).