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  •  It tells me that the Spirit is still with us (2+ / 0-)
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    cotterperson, Timaeus

    I doubt the College of Cardinals intended a radical change in substance (and it's not yet clear we will get one, though I am hopeful).

    As a Catholic priest and a Jesuit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio took vows of obedience. In his role as priest and Bishop he is required to follow the teaching and instruction of his superiors. Thus nothing other than his personal conduct told us much about him prior to his elevation as Pope. Now he answers only to the Gospel and he seems to feel that keenly. In this I think he bears a great resemblance to John XXIII. With luck he will have a similar positive influence on the church and hopefully a longer papacy with which to make that influence permanent.

    “Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.” ― Wendell Berry

    by epc3 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 10:19:28 AM PDT

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