Who is a Catholic? -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
A week ago Pope Francis celebrated the anniversary of his election. The past year has been most interesting -- especially from a Protestant vantage point. Martin Marty notes in this week's Sightings column that in year one we were asking about the identity of the new Pope, but now we will be asking about the identity of Catholics. In ways different from almost all other faith traditions, the Pope defines the Catholic Church. Thus, the face of the church has changed dramatically from his predecessor. We non-Catholics will continue watching -- and for the most part what we've seen so far we like. Thus, we may again feel more affinity to our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters! So, what is a Catholic -- today? In light of this Pope? Take a read and share your thoughts.