Because I have a day job, a demanding one, at a church, this is all I have for you…
The College of Cardinals have elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76 year-old Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, as Pope Francis I.
By choosing the name of the founder of his community’s traditional rivals, the 266th Roman pontiff – the first from the American continent, home to more than half of the 1.2 billion-member church – has signaled two things: his desire to be a force of unity in a polarized fold, and his intent to “repair God’s house, which has fallen into ruin”… that is, to rebuild the church.
I think it was the best decision. I f he accomplishes one of the two – then that will be a legacy in and of itself.
May it be so!
I thought his balcony intro was quite nice.
And then I read some Quotes on Presenting Issues. 😦
“Nixon to China. Nixon to China.”: that will be my mantra…for a little while. I DO believe in miracles…
…I also know that any real change in the RCC will require Truly Miraculous Heavy-Lifting by the Almighty.
Veni Creator Spiritus!