“You Only Know as Much as You Do” – St. Francis

“The early Franciscan friars and Poor Clares wanted to be Gospel practitioners instead of merely ‘word police, ‘inspectors,’ or ‘museum curators’ as Pope Francis calls some clergy. Both Francis and Clare offered their rules as a forma vitae, or form of life. They saw orthopraxy (correct practice) as a necessary parallel, and maybe even precedent, to verbal orthodoxy (correct teaching). History has…