Time to crack the whip

Even the Pope is saying that maybe he and the leaders of the Church need to be taking a stronger stand. Got to love this statement.

May 17, 2004 — VATICAN CITY – In a new autobiography, Pope John Paul II wonders if he has been strict enough in his leadership.

In excerpts printed by Il Giornale newspaper yesterday, ahead of the book’s publication tomorrow, the pope says church leaders must admonish people as well as lead them in faith. “I think that in this aspect, maybe I have done too little. There is always this problem of how to balance authority and service. Perhaps I need to criticize myself for not having tried hard enough to lead,” the pope writes in the book, titled “Get Up! Let Us Go!”

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