Come September and Francis' visit, we all are likely to be shaken to our roots by ... a far more demanding idea of what it means to be countercultural in the United States.
'You, dear brothers and sisters, often work on little things, in local situations, amid forms of injustice which you do not simply accept but actively resist,' he told the community activists in Bolivia. He was applauding them and their heroic work for 'standing up to an idolatrous system which excludes, debases and kills.'
Those in the room needed no further explanation of what he meant by 'an idolatrous system.' It is, in his words, 'a globalization that excludes.' He is about to arrive in globalization central.