I LOVE MY GERMAN SHEPHERD!
By now all of us have heard the startling news that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning due to age and health, saying he hasn't the energy to perform his duties.
His Holiness has been my favorite Pope during my lifetime, a positive hand upon the tiller, steering the Barque of Peter. By the end of this month, he won't be there.
Our job now, and it's a job as important a that of the Cardinal Electors, is to pray earnestly for the HOly Spirit to move the Cardinals to Elect for us another strong, brilliant Pope, and reformer, a man who will clean up the remaining messes caused by the weak pontificate after the Council and the will disobedience of the Magisterium by so many Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious and Laity.
If you were going to give up something for Lent, give up two somethings--one for the conclave.
If we do not support the conclave with prayers, if we do not ardently ask for God to give us a good Pope, wecould end up with another Borgia, or even revert tot he 9th century irrelevancy of the Holy Father.
Let's do our Part.