At least our technology is advancing, even if the Church is not.
Almost everyone who sees this terrific Today Show mash-up of AP photos of the papal introductions from 2005 and 2013 will say, “Whoa, look at all that handheld technology!” But we’d like to direct your attention to the bottom right corner of the 2005 pic. Only eight years ago, it’s worth remembering, our phones were savagely primitive. Sure you could text, but what else could it really do? Make CALLS? It’s enough to make you not believe in a god.