23 February 2013

+O'Malley in His Own Words

From the Cardinal's blog, regarding speculation about, well, you know:
As I prepare to leave for Rome, I am very grateful for all the promises of prayers I have received.  I realize that there has been much speculation about who will succeed Pope Benedict. However, I deem that to be very fanciful. Instead, we should be concentrating on praying for the Holy Spirit to help and guide the cardinals so that we will elect the person the Church needs at this moment.

I know people like to root for the home team — who wouldn’t want the pope to come from their home diocese — and, of course, I am honored to participate in the conclave. But, I assure everyone, no cardinal goes to the conclave with ambitions to be elected the Holy Father. Our only ambition is to try to be open to God’s grace so that we can make the right decision.
Check out the Cardinal's blog here.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm..I find it hard to believe there aren't some Cardinals with papal ambitions, but he obviously would know more than I.

Chris J.

Verla said...

This is cool!