My colleague at An Archdiocese of Washington Catholic links to some comments by Cardinal Wuerl regarding the upcoming papal conclave. Among other things His Eminence said was that "whoever is going to sit in Peter's chair is going to have to see the issues as Blessed John Paul did, as Benedict did.."
That is very true. The next pontiff will have to be willing to stand up to the secular culture and not let it stand him down. He will have to speak truth to worldly power no matter the costs. Certainly Canon 915 and obedience to that law will be part and parcel of that witness. I'm praying that all our prelates understand, accept and implement this.
random thoughts on a Wednesday afternoon
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