Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Papa Francesco

Habemus papem! Deo gratia!

Wow. What a surprise! I had a lot of names tucked in to different papal competition tiers (just kidding), but Bergoglio was not one of them. But the more I read about him, the more I see how well he matches the needs of this time.

I am already seeing the narrative emerge that he was somehow a rival of Pope Benedict XVI because he was the runner up in the last election, as if he intended a challenge to Cardinal Ratzinger (who had no desire for the job). As it turns out, Cardinal Bergoglio was one of the strongest supporters of Ratzinger in that conclave. I can hear the popping sound of MSM talking heads exploding even now. They simply don't get the Church.

St. Francis of Assisi is my and my daughter's confirmation saint. I pray that this pope will give an example to the world that will draw them to Christ—like the example he has given to the people of Argentina in his love of the poor.
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