I was uncharacteristically cynical in my last post. Without hope, there is no reason to continue this blog. I still have plenty to spare, but will be careful where I place it.
I don’t know the details on every single Cardinal within the Conclave and shouldn’t make sweeping generalizations. But I do know of two – Cardinal Rigali and Cardinal Mahony. They are set to fully participate in the election of our next Pope. That gives serious pause to any informed Catholic.
It seems there is absolutely nothing we can do to about issues within our hierarchy. A priest, whom I very much admire, once told me, “Sometimes you just have to hand it over to God.”
Belief in God and His grace does not abdicate any of us from our duty. It allows us the spiritual strength to know God is on our side – especially when we can’t control the free will of others.